When Marilyn Monroe was 20 Years Old

Marilyn Monroe is a famous American actress and sex-symbol of the XX century. When she was 20 years old, Marilyn was an ordinary girl. Her real name is Norma Jeane Dougherty. In 1946 she spent time on the beach with her lover-photographer André de Dina in Malibu, where this photo session was made for future movie star.
André had told about this day here: “She was twenty and had never experienced the intoxication of success, yet already there was a shadow over her radiance, in her laughter. I asked her to react instinctively, without giving herself time to think, to the words happiness, surprise, reflection, doubt, peace of mind, sadness, self-torment… and death. When I said “death” she took hold of the folded dark-cloth and covered her head with it. Death to her was blackness, nothingness. I tried to coax another reaction from her. Death might be a beginning, the hope of an everlasting light. She shook her head: “That’s what death is for me.” She turned towards me, her face set and despairing, eyes dulled, her mouth suddenly bereft of color. To her, death was the end of everything.”

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