Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson and baptised Norma Jeane Baker, was born June 1, 1926. Monroe is known for her beauty, comedic acting roles and screen presence. She is one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and early 1960s. During the later part of her career, she worked towards serious roles and her fame grew past any other entertainer of her time.
Monroe was married three times, James Dougherty, Joe Dimaggio, and Arthur Miller. Her first marriage, to Dougherty, ended after her plans to pursue modeling had surfaced. Her most famous marriage was to the New York Yankee's Joe DiMaggio. Before her marriage to Arthur Miller, she converted to Judaism from Christianity. During filming The Prince and the Showgirl, Monroe discovered she was pregnant. However, she suffered from endometriosis, and the pregnancy was found to be ectopic.
Monroe was also involved with both John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy and both ended horribly. Dimaggio later stated, "the Kennedy's killed her."
Monroe died on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36. Her death was classified as probable suicide. Many individuals including Jack Clemmons, the first LAPD Police officer to arrive at the scene, believed she was murdered.
If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.
I am trying to prove to myself that I am a person. Then may be I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer.
I love to do the things the censors won't pass.
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.... I guess I am a fantasy.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
It's better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
Dogs never bite me. Just humans.