01 June-Marylin Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was an actress, model, and singer who was a native of America. During her short career she starred in thirty films. Her films grossed millions of dollars and Monroe became one of the biggest sex symbols in the world. However in an interview in 1962 she stated: ‘That’s the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing’.

Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles, California in 1926. Having had a successful career as a model she began her acting career in 1946. During the 1950’s she became a popular actress and starred in films such as ‘Monkey Business’ and ‘Don’t Bother to Knock’.

In 1953 the first issue of Playboy had Marilyn Monroe as a centrefold. Her appearance caused controversy but she continued her successful acting career. She appeared in films such as ‘Some Like It Hot’ in 1959 for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Her last film, ‘Something’s Got to Give was not completed when she died on August 5th 1962 aged 36 from a drug overdose.

Marilyn Monroe, actress, model, and singer was born in the year 1926 On This Day.

Marilyn Monroe



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