Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era's changing attitudes towards sexuality. She was a top-billed actress for only a decade, but her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2019) by the time of her death in 1962. Long after her death, she has continued to be a major icon of pop culture. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Monroe sixth on its list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
|Full name at birth||
Norma Jeane Mortenson
|Claim to fame||
Niagara, Some Like It Hot, Something's Got To Give
|Date of birth||
1 June 1926
|Place of birth||
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Date of death||
5 August 1962
36 (age at death)
|Place of death||
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Cause of death||
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Singer, Model, Dancer, Actress, Producer
5' 5" (165 cm)
124 lbs (56.2 kg)
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