Why Did Marilyn Monroe Change Her Name?

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Marilyn Monroe changed her name from Norma Jeane Mortenson. She changed her name after Fox talent scout Ben Lyon, suggested the name Marilyn to her for her first screen test. The name came from stage actress Marilyn Miller. The name Monroe was Marilyn's mother's maiden name.
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Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson.
Marilyn Monroe's sex appeal, talent and untimely death combined to make her one of Hollywood's most recognizable icons and possibly the world's most famous blonde. Early in her film career she played cheerful but not-too-smart objects of de... More>>
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