Who was Marilyn Monroe? Bio, Husband, Children, Movies, Parents, Children, Height, Cause Of Death

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Marilyn Monroe (born June 1, 1926) was an iconic American actress, model, and singer who charmed audiences with her witty performances in blonde bombshell roles. 

Her enchanting on-screen persona solidified her status as one of the most iconic sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s. Beyond her prominence in the entertainment industry, Marilyn Monroe enjoyed substantial commercial success as a leading actress for an impressive decade. 

Her films amassed an incredible $200 million at the box office, equivalent to a staggering $2 billion in today’s currency value. Unfortunately, Marilyn Monroe‘s untimely passing transpired in 1962.

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Full Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Stage Name: Marilyn Monroe
Born: 1 June 1926 (age 36 years old)
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 4 August 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Emerson Junior High School
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: Charles Stanley Gifford, Gladys Pearl Baker
Siblings: Berniece Baker Miracle, Robert Kermitt Baker
Spouse: Arthur Miller (m. 1956–1961), Joe DiMaggio (m. 1954–1955), James Dougherty (m. 1942–1946)
Boyfriend • Partner: John F. Kennedy (1961-1962), Frank Sinatra (1959-1961), Paula Strasberg (1956-1962), Marlon Brando (1955-1962), Nico Minardos (1951-1952), Elia Kazan (1951), Johnny Hyde (1948-1950), Joseph M. Schenck (1947-1948), José Bolaños (1962), Jerry Lewis (1961), Peter Lawford (1960), Paul Newman (1960), Yves Montand (1960), Dean Martin (1960), Joan Crawford (1956), Brigitte Bardot (1956), Spyros P. Skouras (1952), Robert Wagner (1950), Tony Curtis (1950-1960), George Sanders (1949), John Huston (1949), Mickey Rooney (1949), Fred Karger (1948), Milton Berle (1948), James Bacon (1948), Porfirio Rubirosa (1948-1949), Ronald Reagan (1948), George Jessel (1948), Howard Keel (1948), Jorge Guinle (1947), Darryl F. Zanuck (1946), Howard Hughes (1946), Glenn Ford, Marilyn Monroe is whispered to have shared moments with Sam Giancana (1962), Jeanne Carmen (1962), Gianni Russo (1959), Yul Brynner (1957), Milton H. Greene (1955), Robert Mitchum (1953), Marlene Dietrich (1952), Claude Terrail (1951), James Dean (1950), Judy Garland (1948), Eddie Fisher (1948), Barbara Stanwyck (1947), Anton LaVey (1947), Roy Rogers (1946)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • Model
Net Worth: US$7 million

Early Life

Marilyn Monroe, whose real name is Norma Jeane Mortenson, was born on June 1, 1926, in the bustling city of Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Gladys Pearl Baker, worked as a film cutter but faced numerous challenges due to her mental health issues. 

Sadly, Marilyn‘s father, Charles Stanley Gifford, passed on in 1965. In her early years, she experienced a tumultuous upbringing, residing in twelve different foster homes and even spending some time in an orphanage before ultimately tying the knot with James Dougherty at the tender age of sixteen. 

Marilyn Monroe had a close bond with her siblings, Berniece Baker Miracle and Robert Kermitt Baker, as they grew up together. Their shared childhood experiences undoubtedly played a significant role in shaping Marilyn’s life and career.


Marilyn Monroe attended Emerson Junior High School and Van Nuys High School during her educational years. However, she decided to discontinue her studies and drop out of high school in 1942, which happened to be shortly after her sixteenth birthday. This choice was made for Marilyn to embark on a new chapter of her life as she entered into marriage with James Dougherty.


Marilyn Monroe‘s career first took off in the glamorous world of modeling as she landed a short-term contract with 20th Century Fox in 1946. Despite her undeniable beauty and potential, she initially only scored a few minor roles in films before facing disappointment when she was dropped from her contract in 1947. 

Determined to make her mark, Monroe returned to modeling. Eventually, he secured a fresh contract with Fox in 1950, paving the way for her remarkable rise to stardom.

During the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe achieved even more success as she starred in several highly acclaimed films. Notable among these were The Seven Year Itch, released in 1955, Some Like It Hot, released in 1959, and The Misfits, released in 1961. Not limiting herself to the silver screen, Monroe also appeared in various television specials and showcased her vocal talents by performing at nightclubs.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @MarilynMonroe (verified account)
  • Facebook: Marilyn Monroe (official page)
  • Instagram: @marilynmonroe (official page)

Personal Life

Marilyn Monroe‘s personal life was riddled with constant upheaval and turmoil. She entered three marriages throughout her life, each ultimately ending in divorce. 

Her first marriage was to James Dougherty from 1942 to 1946, followed by a brief union with the iconic baseball player Joe DiMaggio in 1954 that lasted only a year. In 1956, Marilyn Monroe entered her third and final marriage with renowned playwright Arthur Miller, lasting until 1961. 

Beyond these marriages, Monroe also engaged in numerous high-profile relationships with notable figures such as Frank Sinatra and Yves Montand. Marilyn Monroe died without having a single child.

Marilyn Monroe‘s romantic odyssey traversed through a captivating tapestry of relationships with personalities that left an indelible mark on the annals of Hollywood history. Among her notable liaisons were John F. Kennedy (1961-1962), Frank Sinatra (1959-1961), Paula Strasberg (1956-1962), Marlon Brando (1955-1962), Nico Minardos (1951-1952), Elia Kazan (1951), Johnny Hyde (1948-1950), and Joseph M. Schenck (1947-1948).

Further entwining her narrative were intriguing encounters with Robert F. Kennedy (1962), José Bolaños (1962), Jerry Lewis (1961), Peter Lawford (1960), Paul Newman (1960), Yves Montand (1960), Dean Martin (1960), Joan Crawford (1956), Brigitte Bardot (1956), Spyros P. Skouras (1952), Robert Wagner (1950), Tony Curtis (1950-1960), George Sanders (1949), John Huston (1949), Mickey Rooney (1949), Fred Karger (1948), Milton Berle (1948), James Bacon (1948), Porfirio Rubirosa (1948-1949), Ronald Reagan (1948), George Jessel (1948), Howard Keel (1948), Jorge Guinle (1947), Darryl F. Zanuck (1946), Howard Hughes (1946), and Glenn Ford.

Amidst rumors that swirl in the enigmatic world of speculation, Marilyn Monroe is whispered to have shared moments with Sam Giancana (1962), Jeanne Carmen (1962), Gianni Russo (1959), Yul Brynner (1957), Milton H. Greene (1955), Robert Mitchum (1953), Marlene Dietrich (1952), Claude Terrail (1951), James Dean (1950), Judy Garland (1948), Eddie Fisher (1948), Barbara Stanwyck (1947), Anton LaVey (1947), and Roy Rogers (1946).

Cause Of Death

Marilyn Monroe‘s promising career was tragically brought to an abrupt end in 1962 when she passed away at the young age of 36. The iconic actress was discovered lifeless in her residence, and after a thorough investigation, her untimely demise was deemed highly likely to have resulted from suicide.


  • As Young As You Feel (1951)
  • Love Nest (1951)
  • Let’s Make It Legal (1951)
  • Clash by Night (1952)
  • O. Henry’s Full House (1952)
  • Monkey Business (1952)
  • Niagara (1953)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
  • There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
  • River of No Return (1954)
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  • Bus Stop (1956)
  • The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Let’s Make Love (1960)
  • The Misfits (1961)
  • Something’s Got to Give (1962) – unfinished

Net Worth

Marilyn Monroe‘s net worth is projected to be approximately $7 million. This estimation considers her net worth at the time of her unfortunate demise in 1962, pegged at $800,000. However, this amount has been adjusted to account for inflation.

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