The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

2014 • Lifetime
4.7
136 reviews
TV-MA
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Season 1 episodes (3)

1 Part 1
5/30/15
This 2-part Lifetime Original Movie begins with a portrait of a young Norma Jeane Mortenson as she battles a lonely and loveless existence with an absent mother. Despite the odds, Norma Jeane blossoms into a funny, smart and ambitious woman and soon reinvents herself to become the symbol of an era. She revels in stardom, yet remains a fragile artist, desperate for the approval.
2 Part 2
5/31/15
This 2-part Lifetime Original Movie continues. As Marilyn cares for her mother, her obsession with President John F. Kennedy drives her over the edge and, ultimately, into an insane asylum. Still, as Marilyn Monroe soldiers on, she gives the performance of her life, successfully hiding her darkest secrets from the world.
101 Sneak Peek
5/11/15
Take a sneak peek at the upcoming series "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe".

About this show

This 2-part Lifetime Original Movie begins with a portrait of a young Norma Jeane Mortenson as she battles a lonely and loveless existence with an absent mother. Despite the odds, Norma Jeane blossoms into a funny, smart and ambitious woman and soon reinvents herself to become the symbol of an era. She revels in stardom, yet remains a fragile artist, desperate for the approval.

Ratings and reviews

4.7
136 reviews
Marilyn Manroe
June 11, 2015
Take that you sick f#&@ haters. I didn't watch it. I'm highly sensitive to the visuals of death and depression especially of her. One my biggest Idols is her, in my top 10 Susan Sarandon nailed it. I don't know much about her(Kelli's) side of the fence or on what it meant to her to play Norma--developing into who is going to be this other person formed from genetical experience and traumatic experiences(mother, sexual abuse) Marilyn Monroe is one Woman very very difficult to emulate.
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MJ Cronin
October 12, 2015
This movie brings to light so many deep issues that have been swept under the rug for decades. Mental health issues carry such a stigma. This certainly prevents many from getting the care that is desperately needed. I hope that it inspires people to help those in need and to get people talking about mental health issues. Great series.
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DEBORAH CHAPMAN
July 6, 2015
I LOVED THIS IT WAS SO INTRIGUING AND KEPT ME WANTING TO SEE IT AGAIN. I WATCHED IT EVERY TIME. IT'S A CLASSIC STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. LIKE N WOMAN WITH CONFIDENCE AND CHARACTER . WOULD WATCH N THING ON MY GIRL M.
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