36 Photos That Show A Different Side Of Marilyn Monroe's Life 

By Sarah Norman | May 17, 2023

Monroe underwent serious plastic surgery in 1949

Marilyn Monroe has long been considered an American icon, known for her captivating beauty, her sultry performances, and her magnetic personality. However, beneath the surface of her glamorous image, there were deeply dark realities that were often kept hidden from the public eye. These eerie photos, taken throughout her career and personal life, capture a side of Marilyn that is rarely seen, revealing the struggles and pain she experienced behind the scenes.

From her tumultuous relationships to her battles with addiction and mental health, these photos offer a glimpse into a life that was marked by both triumph and tragedy. These eerie photos will make you to look at the iconic Monroe in a different way, and make you to question the idea of fame, beauty, and the price of it.

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While she was known for her natural beauty, it is believed that Monroe underwent several cosmetic procedures, including plastic surgery, during her lifetime.

One of the most well-known procedures that Monroe is rumored to have undergone is a rhinoplasty, or a nose job. This procedure involves reshaping the nose in order to change its appearance. It was rumored that Monroe also had a silicone prosthesis implanted in her jaw in 1949. Later in the year, she posed for cheesecake photographer Tom Kelley under the name "Mona Monroe."

Monroe reaches for the sky on her tiptoes, showing photographers why she's known as "Miss Cheesecake," 1951

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Marilyn gain more visibility in 1951. She was a presenter of the Academy Awards, and she had supporting roles in multiple indies and Fox Studio comedies. Audiences had an almost visceral response to Monroe, and she was especially popular with members of the armed forces. She was so popular with the troops that she was named Miss Cheesecake of 1951 by Stars and Stripes army newspaper.