Everyone’s favorite blonde bombshell once worked on actual shells. A young Marilyn Monroe worked at a factory that produced ammunition. The Army wanted to take some promotional photos of the real life Rosie the Riveters at the factory. The photographer they sent took a liking to Norma Jeane Mortenson, and told her she had potential as a model. She bleached her hair, changed her name and became one of the most recognizable and beloved stars of all time.