The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Kelli Garner ("The Aviator," "Pan Am") plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime’s four-hour event "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe." The miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public, also stars Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon ("Dead Man Walking," "The Last of Robin Hood") as Marilyn’s biggest secret of all, her mother Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Emily Watson ("Hilary and Jackie") and Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Texas Rising," "Magic City") also headline the cast while Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri Martino ("Californication") plays Gladys in her youth. Watson portrays Grace McKee, Marilyn’s childhood guardian.
Marilyn Monroe has always been a controversial figure. Few people knew the real Marilyn, cause it was the other person in public. She grew up without a mother's love and that's she needed in adult life. However, Norma Jeane grew beautiful, funny and intelligent woman. She became a symbol of an era. Despite the fame, Marilyn's personal life was full of problems and failures. All of her 3 marriages destroyed very quickly. Nevertheless, she tried to fight for her happiness and she hid a lot of secrets from the rest of the world. TV series "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" is based on a true story that J. Randy Taraborrelli wrote as the same name bestseller.Read more »