Marilyn Monroe young
June 1, 1926
5 ft 5.5 in | 165 cm
36-22-36 in | 91.5-56-91.5 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
7.5 US | 38 EU
Marilyn Monroe was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on June 1, 1926, was an American actress and model. Young Marilyn Monroe began her career as a pin-up model in advertisements and men's magazines.
She signed a contract with Blue Book Model Agency in 1945. For her first modeling job was paid only five dollars.
She signed contract with acting agency in 1946. She made her big screen debut in drama movie Dangerous Years (1947) in role as Evie.
Her breakthrough performance came as Rose Loomis in noir thriller movie Niagara (1953).
She won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role as Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk in romantic comedy film Some Like It Hot (1959).
She was nominated for the BAFTA Awards for Best Foreign Actress for her roles in movies:
The Seven Year Itch (1954) romantic comedy in role as The Girl
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) romantic comedy in role as Elsie Marina
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Chérie in romantic comedy film Bus Stop (1956).
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) musical comedy with Jane Russell
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) drama romance with Lauren Bacall
The Misfits (1961) drama with Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift
All About Eve (1950) drama with Bette Davis
River of No Return (1954) Western opposite Robert Mitchum
Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) noir thriller opposite Richard Widmark
Attended Emerson Junior High School and Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles.
Studied acting at Actors' Laboratory Theatre.
Appeared in thirty movies.
Was a Playboy's first "Sweetheart of the Month" in December 1953.
Featured on first cover of Playboy (1953).
Featured in advertising campaigns for Coke, Lux Soap, J’Adore Dior Parfum, Chanel No. 5 Parfum, Max Factor, Chanel, Union Oil Royal Triton and Mercedes Benz.
Struggled with addiction, depression and anxiety.
More than 600 books written about her.
She was good friends with Dorothy Dandridge, Ava Gardner and Judy Garland.
Was close friends with singer Ella Fitzgerald.
Monroe died on August 5, 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age of 36.
She was married to James Dougherty (1942-1946), Joe DiMaggio (1954-1955) and Arthur Miller (1956-1961).
She dated Joseph M. Schenck (1947-1948), John F. Kennedy (1961-1962), Frank Sinatra (1959-1961), Paula Strasberg (1956-1962), Marlon Brando (1955-1962), Robert F. Slatzer (1952), Nico Minardos (1951-1952), Elia Kazan (1951) and Johhny Hyde (1948-1950).
A beauty-symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing. If I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it beauty than some other things we've got symbols of.
In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.
My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine movies actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
I always have a full-length mirror next to the camera when I'm doing publicity stills. That way, I know how I look.