MARILYN MONROE DOESN’T MIND BEING A WOMAN

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March 7, 2014

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.” It’s all about loving who you are and what you are. Pop icon, cultural icon and Film’s Sexiest Women of All Time, Marilyn Monroe, knew it and embodied it.

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瑪麗蓮·夢露(英文:Marilyn Monroe,1926年6月1日-1962年8月5日),生於美國洛杉磯,美國20世紀最著名的電影女演員之一。她苦痛而頑強的人生,迷人且恆久的形象風格和正值盛年的離奇早逝,成為影迷心中永遠的性感符號和流行文化的標誌性象徵人物。1999年,美國電影學會選她為百年來最偉大的女演員第六名。2009年,TV Guide Network選她為電影史上最性感的女人。

1945年,她成為一名降落傘工廠的檢驗員。在一次偶然中,攝影師發現了她的外貌,希望將她的照片刊登出來用以鼓舞美軍。不久,她搬出了婆婆的家,並與一位模特兒經紀人簽約,後者引薦她與二十世紀福士公司簽訂第一份演出合約。首先是一部二流影片《Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!》中飾演一個鬨動教堂的女孩,但是只有一句台詞。之後她又扮演一個坐在賽艇上的女孩,但是大部分鏡頭都被刪除,只留下一個長鏡頭。

1949年5月27日,攝影師湯姆·凱利為夢露拍攝了數張裸體照片,用以出版金色夢幻小姐月曆。夢露為此得到了50美元。

1951年下半年,福克斯公司確信夢露極具發展潛力,提供她在大螢幕的發展空間。到了1954年,夢露已經主演了《紳士愛美人》、《願嫁金龜婿》和《娛樂至上》等影片,成為當時最耀眼的女明星。但是她對達利·扎努克設計的美女角色感到乏味。於是她解除了合約,前往紐約藝人工作室(The Actor’s Studio)學習演藝。她與攝影師密爾頓·格林合作成立了自己的製片公司,拍攝了大獲成功的《七年之癢》。然而在當時整個電影產業的發展過程中,夢露的事業也起伏不定。之後夢露拍攝的《游龍戲鳳》就遭到了挫折。當傑恩·曼斯菲爾德、咪咪·范·杜倫和希麗·諾絲開始被觀眾感到厭倦的時候,扎努克才真正意識到自己的失敗。畢竟這些女明星所演的角色本來是為夢露所設計的,夢露正是因為害怕自己的戲路被定型才推辭了這些角色。夢露簽訂的新一輪演出合約使她擁有更多發揮的空間,以及一年製作一部電影的權利。接下來她拍攝了喜劇片《巴士站》。這段期間與她合作的明星包括加利·格蘭特、奇勒·基寶、勞倫斯·奧利弗、約瑟夫·哥頓、理查德·威德馬克、簡·盧塞爾、勞倫·巴爾考、艾索爾·摩曼、查理士·羅頓、托尼·柯蒂斯、伊維斯·蒙坦德(夢露與他在拍攝《願嫁金龜婿》期間傳出過緋聞)。

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950), drew attention. By 1952 she had her first leading role in Don’t Bother to Knock and 1953 brought a lead in Niagara, a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness. Her “dumb blonde” persona was used to comic effect in subsequent films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955).

Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959). Monroe’s last completed film was The Misfits (1961), co-starring Clark Gable, with a screenplay written by her then-husband, Arthur Miller.

The final years of Monroe’s life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability and being difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the decades following her death, she has often been cited as both a pop and a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American sex symbol. In 2009, TV Guide Network named her No. 1 in Film’s Sexiest Women of All Time.

(source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Monroe)




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