‘Exclusive’ DNA testing reveals the identity of Marilyn Monroe’s long-lost father

Apr 09, 2022
The findings will be revealed to the public in an upcoming investigative documentary titled 'Marilyn, Her Final Secret'. Source: @marilynmonroe/Instagram

Exclusive new DNA testing has revealed the identity of the late Marilyn Monroe’s long lost biological father.

Molecular archaeology expert, Ludovic Orlando, conducted the DNA research to uncover Monroe’s biological origins and to reveal an unknown “family secret”.

Using a hair sample from the late actress and saliva from Charles Stanley Gifford, the great-grandchild of Monroe’s suspected father, Orlando was able to definitively determine the truth behind Monroe’s paternity.

The findings will be revealed to the public in an upcoming investigative documentary titled Marilyn, Her Final Secret.


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The highly-anticipated documentary, produced by Label News and directed by François Pomès will take a deep dive into the late Monroe’s emotional quest to uncover her father’s identity and shed light on the scientific process employed to unveil the truth. The documentary will combine unseen archive footage and exclusive interviews in an effort to document Monroe’s raw and fierce journey to meet her father

Pomès admitted he had “spent years and sleepless nights” producing the documentary, revealing he had retrieved the key evidence required to conduct the DNA analysis from a respected collector and auctioneer, John Reznikoff.

“The hair that we used from Monroe was collected by the person who embalmed her body the day she died and we were able to draw up 22 per cent of her genetic profile from that thanks to a DNA fragment found in the keratin,” Reznikoff said.

Pomès admitted, “the thing that touched me the most was seeing the reaction of Gifford’s family who were overwhelmed by this irrefutable evidence.”

The revealing documentary is set for a June 2022 release on the French channel Toute l’Histoire.

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