Marilyn Monroe

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An American actress who dominated the consciousness of the masses as a symbol of sex appeal in the 1950s and 1960s.

Marilyn Monroe
Her real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson.
She was born on 1st June 1926, in Los Angeles.
She got married thrice.

For the first time, she tied the not at the age of 16.

Her path to fame started in a factory.

She was employed at Radioplane Munitions Factory, where she met a photographer David Conover, and decided to leave her current life behind and try her hand at modelling.

Monroe was not always blonde.

In fact, her natural hair color was brown. In the 1940s she decided to change her image and only then dyed her hair blond, which became her trademark.

Her photo graced the first-ever front cover of Playboy magazine.

The magazine launched in 1953.

Monroe’s autobiography, “My story,” was written at the peak of her career, but published 10 years after her death.
Her distinct image was inspired by her favorite actress, Jean Harlow.
She ranked 6th in the list of the Greatest Actresses of All Time published by the American Film Institute.
Monroe was awarded a Golden Globe for her role in “Some Like it Hot.”
She underwent psychoanalysis.

She decided to do so under the influence of Lee Strasberg.

Although she appeared as a confident woman, she struggled with low self-esteem.

Her mental issues led to her abusing alcohol and drugs.

She was considered the sexiest woman numerous times.

She has been recognized this was by TV Guide Network and People magazine, among others.

Her image has inspired many artists and companies.

One of the most famous works is Andy Warhol’s “Portrait of Marilyn Monroe.” Companies such as Fiat, Chanel, and Mercedes-Benz have used her image in their advertising campaigns.

Forbes magazine included her in its ranking of the highest-earning dead celebrities.
Monroe died on 5th August 1962.

The cause of death was determined as a sleeping pill overdose.

She was to remarry her second husband, Joe DiMaggio, on 8th August 1962.

Sadly, it was the day of her funeral.

She has been numerously commemorated in pop culture.

Elton John wrote “Candle in the Wind” for her.

Her sudden passing has sprung conspiracy theories.

Some wondered whether Marilyn’s death was linked to her affair with the Kennedy brothers.

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