Marilyn Monroe Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Marilyn Monroe Biography
  • Name: Marilyn Monroe
  • Age at Death: 36 years old
  • Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Net Worth: US $20 Million
  • Status: Deceased

Marilyn Monroe was an American film actress, pin-up model, pop culture icon, and sex symbol. She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. She had two half-siblings, Robert, and Berniece. Her mother, Gladys, had psychiatric problems and was placed in a mental institution. Monroe spent her early childhood with foster parents, Albert and Ida Bolender. She lived in a series of foster homes, and at one point was placed in an orphanage. Monroe attended Emerson Junior High School in Westwood, Los Angeles. She spent a year at Van Nuys High School before dropping out at the age of 15.

Monroe was discovered by documentary photographer David Conover in 1944. She was later signed to the Blue Book Model Agency and began appearing in advertisements and men’s magazines. Monroe signed with 20th Century-Fox in 1946 and made her acting debut in the 1947 drama film, Dangerous Years. Her first lead role was for Columbia Pictures in the 1948 musical, Ladies of the Chorus. She followed up with small role in films like Love Happy (1949) with the Marx Brothers, The Asphalt Jungle (1950) with Sterling Hayden, and All About Eve (1950) with Bette Davis.

Monroe became a sex symbol with her lead role as “Rose Loomis” in Henry Hathaway’s Niagara (1953). She starred opposite Jane Russell in the musical comedy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Other notable films include How to Marry a Millionaire, There’s No Business like Show Business, and The Seven Year Itch. Her last film appearance was the 1961 drama, The Misfits, directed by John Huston. Monroe won her first Golden Globe Award for her performance in the film ‘Some Like it Hot’. Her star was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

Marilyn Monroe died in her Los Angeles home on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36. Her reported cause of death was barbiturate overdose. Monroe was 5ft 5in tall and had a net worth of $20 million. Her films have grossed more than $200 million worldwide. Monroe was married three times, first to ‘James Dougherty (1942-46)’, followed by ‘Joe DiMaggio (1954-55)’, and finally ‘Arthur Miller (1956-61)’. She also dated Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Yves Montand. She had no children.

Marilyn Monroe Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Marilyn Monroe Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
  • Birthday: June 1, 1926
  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress, Model
  • Years Active: 1945-1962
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $20 Million
  • Marriage(s): James Dougherty, Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: August 5, 1962
  • Cause of Death: Barbiturate Overdose
  • Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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