Born: June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: August 5, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA (drug overdose)
Birth Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Nicknames: The Blonde Bombshell, MM
Height: 5′ 5½” (1.66 m
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962 (equivalent to $2 billion in 2018). More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.