Marilyn Monroe Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname MM, The Blonde Bombshell
Full Name Norma Jeane Mortenson
Profession Actress
Nationality American
Date of Birth June 1, 1926
Date of Death August 5, 1962
Place of Death Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Not Known
Zodiac Sign Gemini

The legendary actress, Marilyn Monroe was an American actress- who was born on 1st June 1926 and died on 4th August 1962. She was a professional model and singer. She became famous for playing comedic roles, such as; ‘Blonde Bombshell’.

Marilyn Monroe became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s. In the early 1960s, she was emblematic of the era’s sexual revolution.


The veteran, late actress, Marilyn Monroe was among the top-billed stars for a decade, but her movies grossed $200 million which is now equivalent to billion in 2020. She was considered the major icon of pop culture.

Monroe also established her career in the field of modeling. From 1994 to 1998, she did various modeling tasks for many notable brands and ‘Blue Book Model Agency.

She then started making appearances in theatre plays to hone her acting skills. Later on, she started appearing in many films.

She is mainly known for her movies, like; ‘Dangerous Years’ in 1947, ‘Ladies of the Chorus’, in 1948, ‘Don’t Bother To knock’, and many others that are worth watching.


Throughout her prolific career, the multi-talented star earned much fame, recognition, and huge plaudits from the larger audience and the critics.

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Marilyn Monroe Education

School Emerson Community Charter School
College Van Nuys High School

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Marilyn Monroe Career

Profession: Actress

Net Worth: $27 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Gladys Pearl Baker

Brother(s): Robert Kermitt Baker

Sister(s): Berniece Baker Miracle

Marital Status: Divorced

Ex Spouse: Arthur Miller (m. 1956–1961) Joe DiMaggio (m. 1954–1955) James Dougherty (m. 1942–1946)

Children: None

Marilyn Monroe Favorites

Hobbies: Cooking, Horse-back riding

Favorite Actor: Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin

Favorite Actress: Ginger Rogers, Marie Dressler

Favorite Food: The Italian cuisine

Favorite Color: Black, Red, White, Beige

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