Monroe's troubled private life received much attention.
Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it." In the following four years, she lived with several foster families and often switched schools. The studio also enrolled her in the Actors' Laboratory Theatre, an acting school teaching the techniques of the Group Theatre; she later stated that it was "my first taste of what real acting in a real drama could be, and I was hooked".Although Monroe's death was ruled a probable suicide, several conspiracy theories have been proposed in the decades following her death."When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress. I didn't like the world around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house. When I heard that this was acting, I said that's what I want to be...While working in a radioplane factory in 1944 as part of the war effort, she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career.The work led to short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox (1946–1947) and Columbia Pictures (1948).