Even decades after Marilyn Monroe passed away, people are still fascinated to learn about the blonde icon's life. Luckily for fans, a new documentary by Label News has just wrapped, and it seems like it is going to spill all the tea! Here's everything you need to know about Marilyn, Her Final Secret...
The investigative film is set to uncover the truth about Monroes' biological father and her deep dark family secrets. The star, whose real name was Norma Jeane Baker, spent years in and out of foster homes after her mom, Gladys Baker, had difficulties providing for Monroe. The whole hour-long documentary is based on DNA research that was done by a specialist in molecular archaeology, Ludovic Orlando. All of her life, the former actress searched for her real father but failed to ever find him. But now, the filmmakers have confirmed they revealed his true identity.
By using a hair sample taken from Monroe, Orlando was able to compare it to her long-time suspected father, Charles Stanley Gifford, great-grandson's saliva. John Reznikoff, a renowned auctioneer and authenticator, provided the DNA expert with both the strand of hair and the saliva sample. "The hair that we used from Monroe was collected by the person who embalmed her body the day she died, and we were able to draw up 22% of her genetic profile from that thanks to a DNA fragment found in the keratin," said the director and producer Francois Pomès. He was able to put the documentary together by including clips of the scientific research journey, as well as, past footage of Monroe's search for her dad.
Pomès admitted that he "spent years and sleepless nights" trying to create the upcoming film. He even confessed that viewers won't be left wondering about Monroe's father's identity because the "family secret" will be uncovered. "The thing that touched me the most was seeing the reaction of Gifford's family, who was overwhelmed by this irrefutable evidence," the director said. Marilyn, Her Final Secret is set to be released in June on the French channel Toute l'Histoire. While they have similar focuses, this documentary is not the same as Netflix's upcoming documentary, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tape. Which is about Monroe's life and the secrets behind her death. The April 27 release will include "previously unheard interviews with her inner circle." TBH, we can't wait to get a deeper look into the Hollywood star's life.