Can you spot Norma Jeane Baker in her high school leavers photo? – The Sun

THIS High School photo contains one of the most famous faces in movie history before she even had her world famous name.

Hidden among the sea of 800 faces is a 15-year-old Norma Jeane Baker  sat in the seventh row, 15 in from the right, who would grow up to be Marilyn Monroe.

The teenager is decked her light-coloured school blazer as she smiles for the camera,  just a few years before she became the most famous woman on the planet.

Norma Jeane still has her natural brunette curly hair which she would later dye to become the original blonde bombshell.

Every pupil about to leave the Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School in California in 1941 was given an 8ins by 24ins print of the school photo as a memento of their time there.

Many of the students signed the reverse of the print for one another but frustratingly for collectors the soon to be Marilyn Monroe did not inscribe this copy.

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The following year, at the age of just 16, she married her first husband, Jim Dougherty.

Monroe would then sign with 20th Century Fox in 1945 having her first film breakthrough in 1948.

She quickly went on to become one of the biggest ever Hollywood stars and was known as the 'blonde bombshell'.

Dan Wade, of Bristol-based Paul Fraser Collectibles which is selling the black and white photo for £1,750, said: "It is extremely rare.

"Probably every person in that photograph would have been given a copy but how many of them have survived the last 75 years and how many have survived in such good condition?

"Items before someone has become famous have a certain poignancy about them.

"Marilyn Monroe was on the cusp of stardom and in this picture she has no idea that her life is about to change forever.

"It is very difficult to pick her out unless you have some assistance."

Monroe had two high profile marriages after her first. She married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, both ending in divorce.

She would go on to have an affair with President JFK before dying of a barbiturates overdose of barbiturates at her home in LA in 1962 aged 36.

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