17. The Foster Home Girl
No one would be able to tell that she grew up in foster care for most of her childhood. Her birth name is Norma Jeane Mortenson and eventually, she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe when she was only twenty years old. Who wants a signed poster from Norma Jeane?
Who would have guessed she had a stutter and had to go to a speech therapist during her high school years? She also happened to sit next to Jane Fonda in class. When she grew up she started her own production company called Marilyn Monroe Productions so that she could play more dramatic parts.