She discoverd Marilyn Monroe!
One day as a 16-year-old teenager, Deborah came to visit her uncle, and was informed by him that she looked suspiciously like Marilyn Monroe. Only she had never heard of the blonde Hollywood icon: Marilyn Monroe. Her uncle, who is also a big fan of Marilyn, immediately showed Deborah some pictures of the young Marilyn Monroe, also known as
Norma Jeane Baker.
She was immediately struck by the fact that Deborah and Norma Jeane also have the same surname: Bakker / Baker. And let it be that an uncle of her grandfather emigrated to USA before 1920. We will never know, but it is a nice thought.
Intrigued and curious, Deborah began to read more and more about the life of Marilyn Monroe.
A look a Like was born!
Soon she found out that their childhood had alot of similarities, and therefore felt very connected to Marilyn Monroe.
'' If Marilyn had lived in this time, we could be best friends ''
A first photo session gave Deborah the confidence to show herself again. From that moment it went fast. She regularly took photo shoots as Norma Jeane Baker, and went looking for suitable locations to copy photographs of Norma Jeane Baker. Eventually, at the age of 20, she bought her first blonde Marilyn wig, regularly watched makeup tutorials on YouTube, and started creating her Marilyn. Slowly but with a lot of certainty Deborah blossomed into the new Dutch Marilyn Monroe lookalike under the name: 'Debra Monroe'