Biography

Norma Jeane DiMaggio (formerly Dougherty, née Mortenson) but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe, was an American actress, singer and model. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comedic effect in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range, and her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics, and she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959).

The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide", the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the years and decades following her death, Monroe has often been cited as a pop and cultural icon as well as an eminent American sex symbol.

Norma Jeane DiMaggio (formerly Dougherty, née Mortenson) but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe, was an American actress, singer and model. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comedic effect in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range, and her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics, and she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959).

The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide", the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the years and decades following her death, Monroe has often been cited as a pop and cultural icon as well as an eminent American sex symbol.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1926-06-01

Day of Death 1962-08-05

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • 마릴린 먼로
  • Мерілін Монро

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime as Herself (archiveFootage)
2016 All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone as The Girl (archive footage)
2010 The Kennedy Detail as Herself (archive footage)
2008 Marilyn, dernières séances as Herself (Archivmaterial)
2006 Billy Wilder Speaks
2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood as Herself (archive footage)
1998 Marilyn in Manhattan as Herself
1996 The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful as Herself (Archive Footage, Uncredited)
1996 We Remember Marilyn as Herself (Archive Footage)
1994 Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess as Herself (Archive)
1994 That's Entertainment! III
1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire as Herself (archive footage)
1991 Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star as Actress 'River of No Return' (archive footage) (uncredited)
1990 Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down as Herself (archive footage)
1987 Hollywood Uncensored as Herself (archive footage)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1969 I due Kennedy as Herself
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1963 Marilyn
1962 Something's Got to Give as Ellen Wagstaff Arden
1961 The Misfits as Roslyn Taber
1960 Let's Make Love as Amanda Dell
1959 Some Like It Hot as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
1957 The Prince and the Showgirl as Elsie
1956 Bus Stop as Cherie
1955 The Seven Year Itch as The Girl
1954 There's No Business Like Show Business as Vicky
1954 River of No Return as Kay Weston
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire as Pola Debevoise
1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Lorelei Lee
1953 Niagara as Rose Loomis
1952 Monkey Business as Miss Lois Laurel
1952 O. Henry's Full House as The Cop and the Anthem: Streetwalker
1952 Don't Bother to Knock as Nell Forbes
1952 We're Not Married! as Annabel Jones Norris
1952 Clash by Night as Peggy
1951 Let's Make It Legal as Joyce Mannering
1951 Love Nest as Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens
1951 As Young as You Feel as Harriet
1951 Home Town Story as Iris Martin
1950 All About Eve as Miss Caswell
1950 The Fireball as Polly
1950 Right Cross as Dusky Ledoux (uncredited)
1950 The Asphalt Jungle as Angela Phinlay
1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk as Clara (uncredited)
1949 Love Happy as Grunion's Client
1948 Ladies of the Chorus as Peggy Martin
1948 Green Grass of Wyoming as Extra at Square Dance (uncredited)
1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! as Betty (uncredited)
1948 You Were Meant for Me as Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
1947 Dangerous Years as Evie - Waitress at the Gopher Hole
1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim as Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited)

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