June 1, 1926
August 4, 1962
5 ft 5.5 in | 165 cm tall
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 and Charles Coburn
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) drama romance with Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and David Wayne
The Misfits (1961) drama with Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift
All About Eve (1950) drama with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders
River of No Return (1954) Western opposite Robert Mitchum and Rory Calhoun
Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) noir thriller opposite Richard Widmark and Anne Bancroft
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)
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).