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. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2018) by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.
|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, United States
|Date of death||
5 August 1962
|Place of death||
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
|Cause of death||
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Singer, Model, Dancer, Actress, Producer
5' 5" (165 cm)
118 lbs (53.5 kg)
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