Norma Jeane Mortenson, who was born on June 1, 1926 was a remarkable American actress and model. She was a high-build actress only for a decade. Her famous “dumb blonde” playing

NameMarilyn Monroe
Date of BirthJune 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California, United States
ParentsGladys Pearl Baker
SiblingsBerniece Baker Miracle,Robert Kermitt Baker
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles, The Actors Studio, Van Nuys High School
SpouseArthur Miller (m. 1956–1961), Joe DiMaggio (m. 1954–1955), James Dougherty (m. 1942–1946)
Net worth$27 Million
DiedAugust 5, 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States

characters were treated as one of the most admired sex symbols of 1950s. She started working at a quite early age and also bid a farewell to her followers, bit earlier. She had always walked on her own way and has always amazed the people with her unique personality.

Early Life and Career

Marilyn monroe and Early childhood

Monroe was born in Los Angeles as the third child of Gladys Pearl Baker, but she spent most of her childhood years in foster homes as Glady was not prepared for a child either mentally or financially.Marilyn Monroe Early Childhood Picture At 6 Months

Monroe’s early childhood was much stable and happy, and Albert and Ida Bolender executed their roles perfectly as foster parents; though Gladys visited her daughters every weekend. Monroe had her dream of becoming an actress from the age of 5 and had a hobby of sitting before big screens in theaters. Marilyn Monroe Early Childhood Picture At 6 Months

In her growing period, she started living with several foster families and also switched many schools. She started her career as a model which fetched her some minor film roles, till she signed her first contract with Fox in 1951.Marilyn Monroe first contract with Fox in 1951

She began with As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business, and became very popular for her comedian roles. Despite the extreme popularity of Monroe’s appealing character, she spread her talents in more than acting and appeared in two commercially successful dramas.Marilyn Monroe in Young as You Feel

She also received excellent reviews for her performance from the Hollywood Reporter and many. Monroe’s three other films in 1952, continued her acting in comic roles which focused on her popular character, greatly. During this period, Monroe gained a reputation for being difficult on film sets which took her career to the worse.

Achievements, Movies and Awards won in CareerMarilyn Monroe in How to marry a Millionaire

During the beginning years of her career only, she started facing scandals which had an opposite effect on her. The more rumours she heard, the more she became engaged in her film career. Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars with leading role in films Gentleman Prefer Blondes and How to marry a Millionaire, which established her image as a “dumb blonde”.
Marilyn Monroe The Seven Year Itch on 1955

She focused all her attention on her work and was still saw as an inferior and was also underpaid. In 1951, Collier’s became the first magazine to publish Monroe’s full length profile, after which she got some supporting roles in four low budget films.Marilyn Monroe 1951, Collier’s became the first magazine

In 1954, she was briefly suspended for refusing a project but nothing seemed a hurdle to her and returned back with one of the biggest box office successes of her career, The Seven Year Itch on 1955. fastest-rising-star-at-photoplay-awards


Monroe founded her own film production company when the studio was not ready to change her contract. After a critically acclaimed performance in The Prince and the Showgirl, she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Her last acted film was the drama The Misfits.

Personal & Married Life

Marilyn Monroe married Jimmy Dougherty at the age of 17

Monroe’s personal life was always an eye-catching story for the media and the world. Despite the struggles, she was successful to shape a life of complete fame for herself. Just after her sixteenth, she married her neighbor’s son, Jim on 1942 but the marriage was not successful. She even married DiMaggio after this and ended up with Miller at last.

Marilyn Monroe death

Marilyn Monroe death

She also suffered a lot of depression and was found dead in her Brentwood home due to the overdose of drugs which was said as a probable suicidal case on August 5, 1962. She, though for a short period, had left her bold footprints in the Hollywood film industry..

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