Despite the smile on her face in this photo, Monroe's childhood was anything but happy. Her entire family was founded on delusions and lies. Monroe's grandmother was sent to a mental hospital where she died at 51, and Monroe's mother suffered from schizophrenia. She had a brother and sister she didn't know she had until she 12. By the time she was told, Bernice, her sister, was 15 and Jackie, her brother, was dead. Monroe was born into an unstable family with two dysfunctional parents. Unfortunately, this led to her move from foster home to foster home. Kimmel, her foster parents' lodger, allegedly assaulted Monroe; yet her foster mother told her to keep her mouth shut because Kimmel was a good lodger and paid the rent on time. At 9, Monroe was sent to a private orphanage in Hollywood. She used to "sit in the window and cry," and was remembered by Mabel Ella Campbell, her science teacher, as "a little girl, not well developed.. a nice child, not very outgoing, not very vibrant.."