Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing “dumb blonde” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. She was a top-billed actress for only a decade, but her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. Marilyn Monroe’s early life was troubled by abuse and insecurity. Marilyn Monroe began her film career in small roles during the late 1940s, but managed to gain attention with her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve. Marilyn Monroe achieved box office success with several comedies including Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe’s private life was often tumultuous. Marilyn Monroe had two highly publicized marriages, to retired baseball star Joe DiMaggio and to playwright Arthur Miller, both of which ended in divorce. Marilyn Monroe suffered from depression and anxiety throughout much of her adult life… Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose of barbiturates at age 36 on August 5, 1962. Marilyn Monroe’s death was ruled a probable suicide; however, several conspiracy theories have been proposed in the decades following her death.
Marilyn Monroe continues to be considered a major pop culture iconMany of Marilyn Monroe’s films are now considered classics, and her life has been the subject of numerous books, biographies, films, television programs, plays… Her iconic status and sex appeal have been used extensively within advertising campaigns since her death. In 1999 she ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.. In 2009…She received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.. In 1960 she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Some Like It Hot… During 2010–2012…an 8-foot-tall bronze statue of “Golden Dreams Marilyn” was on public display in Downtown Riverside…A film about Marilyn Monroe’s challenge against 20th Century Fox titled Silence Becomes You starring Alicia Witt is currently in development hell.