- Category : 1902-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (21,22,36,44)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Duality 1
Mexican-born American noted family, she is the mother of Marilyn Monroe. Gladis evidently suffered from depression and perhaps other mental illness and was absent from her children's lives.
She was married three times; her first marriage to John Baker produced two children, Robert born when Gladis was 15 or 16 years old; Berneice came along when Gladis was 17. During Gladis' separation from her second husband Edward Mortenson (married in October 1924 and separated a few months later in May 1925), she became pregnant with Marilyn. The divorce became final in 1928. She married John Eley in 1949; that marriage lasted until his death three years later. She was in and out of institutions during her life, with her daughter Berneice caring for her as well as she could. Marilyn visited when she could escape scrutiny and provided financial support. Gladis died in a Florida nursing home on March 11, 1984.