She started her career as a model and signed her first movie role in 1946. This contract created the image and name the world knows today: She dyed her hair blonde and started going by Marilyn Monroe.
Some of Monroe’s most notable roles include All About Eve (1950), Monkey Business(1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Niagara (1953) by Henry Hathaway, The Seven Year Itch (1955), and Some Like It Hot (1959). The latter earned her a Golden Globe for the category “Actress In A Leading Role – Musical Or Comedy” in 1960.
- Full name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
- Birth: June 1, 1926 in LA
- Death: August 1962 in Brentwood, LA
- Age at Death: 36 years old
- Height: 5’6″
- Net worth: $800,000 at time of death
- Spouse(s): James Dougherty (1942-1946); Joe DiMaggio (1954); and Arthur Miller (1956-1961)