Norma Jean Baker (Marilyn Monroe), 1933 Norma Jeane Mortensen as a little girl. "When I was a little girl no one ever told me I was pretty, all little girls should be told they are pretty even if they are not!
In Marilyn Monroe's most memorable Hollywood roles were still a few years ahead of her. LIFE recently shared a set of striking portraits by Alfred Eisenstaedt which show the star before she really made it big.
Marilyn Monroe without makeup ♥ Shes still beautiful! The reason I have been posting stars w/o makeup is because I want people to know that they are as normal as we are! And that makeup should highlight natural beauty, not hide it.