Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; 1 June 1926 – 4 August 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, as well as an emblem of the era's sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actress for a decade, and her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2021) by the time of her death in 1962. Long after her death, Monroe remains a major icon of pop culture. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her sixth on their list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited Monroe as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.
|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' 5½" (166 cm)
120 lbs (54 kg)
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