This actress was born June 1st 1926 in the United States. Norma Jeane Mortenson was her real name.
She worked as a film actress, model and singer. She marked the history of Hollywood and she is now recognized as one of the sexiest women in history.
Marilyn had to get married at sixteen to start a life outside the adoptive family she was attached to, but her marriage only lasted four years, until 1946. It was also this year that she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, in memory of her mother’s surname and in honor to Marilyn Miller.
She started to work as a model when she was eighteen, then she entered the film world an began to be hired for small roles.
In 1947 she got a role in the film Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay, in 1948 she took part in Ladies of the Chorus and Love Happy.
In 1950, The Asphalt Jungle would be one of the works which would boost her acting career, giving an aspiring actress the opportunity to play a role in All About Eve.
Another important work that stands in her life was the appearance on Playboy’s cover.
Her performances in films became more and more prominent, as Clash by Night, We’re Not Married!, O’Henry’s Full House or Don’t Bother to Knock.
Her role in comedy films made her a more recognized actress, one example is Monkey Business. In 1954, her great work in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire were the cause of recognizing her specialty in this type of role and gave Marilyn the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Her work in The Seven Year Itch was successful at home and abroad, so she decided to take theatre classes to excel.
Bus Stop was her next film and that year she was nominated for the best actress Golden Globe Award in comedy or musical.
In 1956 she got married again, the man was Miller. During the recording of The prince and the Showgirl, Monroe lost a child, which made filming hard for her.
Some Like it Hot was marked by the loss of a baby, but it wasn’t a problem for its success as it managed to get Oscar Award nominations and a Golden Globe for her performance. It was one of her most important roles in her acting career.
Following this success, Marilyn was sick and morally deteriorated, her main support was Dr. Ralph Greenson, a psychiatrist who saw her during the day and even at night.
Her latest movies, The Misfits, and Something’s Got to Give, were characterized by the absence of Marilyn on several occasions for her psychological problems.
Finally on August 5th 1962, Marilyn was found dead at her home in California, the coroner said the cause had been the abuse of sedatives and alcohol but actually her death remains a mystery as a murder was also considered.