Thesis: Marilyn Monroe's status as a sex symbol and popular icon has greatly impacted many artists since her time, including Andy Warhol, Madonna, and even Britney Spears.
II. Growth of Sex Symbol .
a. Becoming Marilyn Monroe .
b. Love Life.
III. Movie Star.
a. Andy Warhol.
c. Britney Spears.
a. Her influence was positive and lasting.
Over the years, there have been hundreds of celebrities and stars for people to envy, admire, and enjoy. However, the most lasting image we have of stardom is the image of Marilyn Monroe. "When you speak of the American way of life, everybody thinks of chewing gum, Coca-Cola and Marilyn Monroe" ("Quotes" n pag.). Marilyn was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1st, 1926. She rose above her poor background and troubled childhood to become one of the most revered stars in the history of showbiz. Norma Jeane's beautiful face had always drawn attention to her, and she began to model when she was in her teens. On August 26, 1946, Norma Jeane got her first studio contract with Fox and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. With this beginning, a star was born. Marilyn has appeared in magazines, movies, and even had a career as a singer. On August 5, 1962, her body was found dead in her home. It was an apparent overdose from sleeping pills. Marilyn's beauty, sex appeal, and tra!.
gic death have made her a legend who grows over time. Marilyn Monroe's status as a sex symbol and popular icon has greatly impacted many artists since her time, including Andy Warhol, Madonna, and even Britney Spears.
Norma Jeane was a shy girl. "She was addictive-so beautiful" (Mailer 192). Norma Jeane had been abused countless times in her years at a foster home, yet she still retained an air of innocence. It was only after she realized her influence on men, that she understood the power it gave her. One day, at the beach, she discovered that there was a different person inside of her who was struggling to get out.