Two of Hollywood's hottest young actresses, Mira Sorvino (1995's Academy Award Winner: Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Mighty Aphrodite") and acclaimed stage and screen star Ashley Judd star as two sides of the woman America loved, but who struggled to love herself: Marilyn Monroe. To the world, Marilyn was a vivacious star, the epitome of sexuality, sensuality, and frolicsome fun. Every man wanted her, every woman wanted to be her. But behind the enticing smile, beneath the tight fitting dresses, there was a dark secret, one Marilyn couldn't bury in her past the child inside called Norma Jean. Everything Norma Jean dreams of, Marilyn achieves. Every man she struggles to resist, Marilyn succumbs to. And while Marilyn climbs the ladder of success, Norma Jean waits beneath it, almost willing her to fall. Sensuous, shocking, sensational, this is the secret life and loves of the girl called Norma Jean and the woman who became Marilyn.