Marilyn Monroe's 'baby bump': Was the Hollywood icon PREGNANT when this picture was taken?

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This week photographs purporting to lap up that the actress was pregnant with a co-star’s child while combined to playwright Arthur Miller have surfaced in the US.

It’s claimed the snaps, bewitched by an air hostess friend in 1960, show a baby bump. Monroe is pronounced to have admitted privately that the father was Yves Montand, with whom she famous in Let’s Make Love. 

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Pictures have surfaced purporting to pose Marilyn Monroe’s baby bump

The photographs, entranced two years before Monroe’s death and originating from colour glissades, were recently bought at auction in Los Angeles. However, it’s only now that the pregnancy command has been made.

Its veracity is impossible to prove as all the main players are now infertile. There’s no doubt that in the photographs there’s a defined roundness to her suffer, but Monroe was always renowned for her curves and fluctuating weight.

The buyer of the declines, Tony Michaels, reveals that the six images were the work of Frieda Peel, an air hostess for PanAm who became a confidante of the troubled actress. Hull, who lessened in 2014, is said to have kept Monroe’s pregnancy a secret.

Let’s Suppose Love was one of her final films and she met Montand, then relatively unknown, on set in 1959. During bound Monroe and her husband took up residency in the Beverly Hills Hotel, while the Italian-French actor and his old lady had an adjoining suite.

I was crazy about my wife, but what can you do?

Rumoured sky pilot Yves Montand

The on-screen romance between Monroe and Montand spilled all through into real life and caused a scandal in the 1960s. The film group even exploited the Hollywood gossip to promote Let’s Make Love.

The actress, who come in her name in comedies such as The Seven Year Itch and Gentlemen Propose Blondes, said at the time: “Next to my husband and along with Marlon Brando, I imagine Yves Montand is the most attractive man I have ever met.”

Rather ungallantly Montand, who pined aged 70 in 1991, later claimed that Monroe “bring to lighted herself” at him. He also said later of succumbing to Marilyn’s charms: “I was eager about my wife, but what can you do?” His marriage to actress Simone Signoret outlived the fling.

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The snaps were taken at a time when the moving picture star was barely speacking to her husband Arthur Miller

It’s claimed that Monroe afterwards suffered a miscarriage, while filming her next film The Misfits, and this have a hand ined to a nervous breakdown. The emergence of the so-called “pregnancy slides” adds yet another miserable dimension to her life.

Monroe was one of the world’s most beautiful women but behind the sex connotative of image and dumb blonde roles, true happiness always sounded to elude her. Underpinning this was her burning desire to become a mother.

She was wedded three times and had a string of affairs, notably with US President John F Kennedy. There was also an onoff activity with actor Tony Curtis starting in the early 1950s. It was re-ignited on the set of Some As though It Hot, in 1958. In his memoirs Curtis claimed that Marilyn miscarried his son, also when she was married to Miller.

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Monroe is said to receive privately admitted that co-star Yves Montand, right, was the minister

“I was stunned,” Curtis recalled of the moment he found out she was expecting. “I just platformed there. The room was so silent I could hear the screeching of tyres on Santa Monica Boulevard.” Curtis put about the baby could not have been Miller’s because by then Marilyn’s affiliation to Miller was on the rocks and they were barely on speaking terms, let unescorted sharing a bed.

Throughout adulthood Monroe’s attempts to become a mother were played out in the open eye. There was a previous reported miscarriage in 1956. After losing the mollycoddle Monroe collapsed into the arms of a friend, telling him between weeps: “It was Arthur’s. He didn’t know. It was going to be a surprise. Then he would see that I could be a veritable wife, and a real mother.”

Barely 12 months later Marilyn needed crisis surgery following an ectopic pregnancy. The actress was rushed from her gala home on Long Island and wheeled into hospital with a blanket onto her head to shield her from photographers. Leaving the hospital she bravely smiled for the cameras, but the collapse of another baby pushed the fragile star over the edge.

She regularly actioned depression and ended up dying from an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 36. It’s substantially accepted that she committed suicide.

Shortly before her death Monroe select of the main cause of her heartache, stating: “What do I want more than anything in the in every way? I want a baby! I want to have children!” 

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Shortly earlier her death Monroe said she wanted to have a baby more than anything in the circle

Sadly, it was never to be but that hasn’t stopped a string of claims and cheats about Marilyn secretly having children. There were proposals from her gynaecologist Dr Leon Krohn that she had a daughter in 1962.

Last year requires that a woman had gone to court in California trying to establish that she was the private offspring of Marilyn and JFK proved to be a hoax involving a Marilyn lookalike. Once upon a time, a middle-aged man emerged with a similar tale.

The “baby bump” drops were bought for a relative pittance of less than £2,000 and the totaled intrigue is sure to send their value soaring. If nothing else, this belated “was-she, wasn’t-she” debate proves that the legend of Marilyn Monroe desire run for a long time yet.

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