Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; 1 June 1926 – 4 August 1962) was an American actress. Famous for playing comedic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s, as well as an emblem of the era's sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actress for a decade, and her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2021) by the time of her death in 1962. Long after her death, Monroe remains a major icon of pop culture. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her sixth on their list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited Monroe as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in a total of 12 foster homes and an orphanage; she married at age sixteen. She was working in a factory during World War II when she met a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career, which led to short-lived film contracts with 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures. After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in late 1950. Over the next two years, she became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business, and in the dramas Clash by Night and Don't Bother to Knock. She faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photographs prior to becoming a star, but the story did not damage her career and instead resulted in increased interest in her films. By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars; she had leading roles in the film noir Niagara, which overtly relied on her sex appeal, and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire, which established her star image as a "dumb blonde". The same year, her nude images were used as the centerfold and on the cover of the first issue of Playboy. She played a significant role in the creation and management of her public image throughout her career, but she was disappointed when she was typecast and underpaid by the studio. She was briefly suspended in early 1954 for refusing a film project but returned to star in The Seven Year Itch (1955), one of the biggest box office successes of her career. When the studio was still reluctant to change Monroe's contract, she founded her own film production company in 1954. She dedicated 1955 to building the company and began studying method acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. Later that year, Fox awarded her a new contract, which gave her more control and a larger salary. Her subsequent roles included a critically acclaimed performance in Bus Stop (1956) and her first independent production in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in Some Like It Hot (1959), a critical and commercial success. Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits (1961).
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    Birthday
    6/1/1926
How to Marry a Millionaire
How to Marry a Millionaire
6.8
The Seven Year Itch
The Seven Year Itch
7.1
The Misfits
The Misfits
6.9
Bus Stop
Bus Stop
6.1
The Prince and the Showgirl
The Prince and the Showgirl
6.4
Let's Make Love
Let's Make Love
6.4
Something's Got to Give
Something's Got to Give
6.8
Niagara
Niagara
6.8
Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess
Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess
6.5
Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime
Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime
4
Marilyn, dernières séances
Marilyn, dernières séances
7.2
The Marilyn Monroe Story
The Marilyn Monroe Story
0
Fake Newsreal
0
Marilyn and I
Marilyn and I
0
Marilyn Monroe: Beauty is Pain
Marilyn Monroe: Beauty is Pain
0
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes
6.3
Una foto de Marilyn
Una foto de Marilyn
0
Becoming Marilyn
Becoming Marilyn
7.7
Marilyn Monroe Declassified
Marilyn Monroe Declassified
5.5
Marilyn Monroe for Sale
Marilyn Monroe for Sale
0
Marilyn: Portrait of a Legend
0
Marilyn: Something's Got to Give
Marilyn: Something's Got to Give
0
Marilyn Monroe: I Want to Be Loved
Marilyn Monroe: I Want to Be Loved
0
Marilyn Monroe: Death of an Icon
Marilyn Monroe: Death of an Icon
0
Marilyn, divine et fragile
0
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
7.3
River of No Return
River of No Return
6.7
There's No Business Like Show Business
There's No Business Like Show Business
6
Don't Bother to Knock
Don't Bother to Knock
6.6
Ladies of the Chorus
Ladies of the Chorus
6.5
Marilyn
Marilyn
6
Mi Marilyn
Mi Marilyn
4.5
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
0
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute
6
Dream Girl - The Making of Marilyn Monroe
Dream Girl - The Making of Marilyn Monroe
0
Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot
8.1
Making 'The Misfits'
0
Signoret et Montand, Monroe et Miller : Deux couples à Hollywood
Signoret et Montand, Monroe et Miller : Deux couples à Hollywood
7.9
Fascination: Unauthorized Story of Marilyn Monroe
Fascination: Unauthorized Story of Marilyn Monroe
8.5
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks
6.4
Clash by Night
Clash by Night
6.6
We're Not Married!
We're Not Married!
6
Monkey Business
Monkey Business
6.7
Love Nest
Love Nest
5.7
Home Town Story
Home Town Story
4.2
The Two Kennedys
The Two Kennedys
7
Bert Stern: Original Madman
Bert Stern: Original Madman
8
Let's Make It Legal
Let's Make It Legal
6
As Young as You Feel
As Young as You Feel
6.6
Footsteps on the Ceiling
Footsteps on the Ceiling
0
Marilyn in Manhattan
6.2
O. Henry's Full House
O. Henry's Full House
6.3
We Remember Marilyn
We Remember Marilyn
7
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days
6.8
Cher: In Her Own Words
Cher: In Her Own Words
0
The Fireball
The Fireball
5.7
The Making of 'Some Like It Hot'
7
All About Eve
All About Eve
8.1
Hollywood Uncensored
Hollywood Uncensored
5.5
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
4.7
Batmania: From Comics to Screen
Batmania: From Comics to Screen
7.5
The Asphalt Jungle
The Asphalt Jungle
7.5
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful
10
Jane Russell - Der Star aus dem Heu
0
Love Happy
Love Happy
5.6
The Legacy of 'Some Like It Hot'
The Legacy of 'Some Like It Hot'
7
Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds
Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds
2
A Ticket to Tomahawk
A Ticket to Tomahawk
5.5
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
5.7
Arthur Miller: A Man of His Century
Arthur Miller: A Man of His Century
7
La Rabbia
La Rabbia
7.3
La Rabbia di Pasolini
La Rabbia di Pasolini
7.2
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
8.1
Dangerous Years
Dangerous Years
5.5
Green Grass of Wyoming
Green Grass of Wyoming
6.3
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star
7
Right Cross
Right Cross
5.8
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
5.2
Grace Kelly: Destiny of a Princess
Grace Kelly: Destiny of a Princess
6.5
Arthur Miller: Writer
Arthur Miller: Writer
7.3
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
7.2
I Am Jackie O
I Am Jackie O
8
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
6.9
Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths
Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths
5.7
The Kennedy Detail
The Kennedy Detail
5
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick
5.9
Hollywood's Hidden Secrets
0
Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn
6.5
Tunnel to Freedom
Tunnel to Freedom
7.5
Hollywood, la vie rêvée de Lana Turner
Hollywood, la vie rêvée de Lana Turner
9.5
Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl
Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl
7.7
The Casting Couch
The Casting Couch
0
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend
7.6
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
6.9
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
6
Rat Pack
Rat Pack
9
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
7.6
Smash His Camera
Smash His Camera
7
The Love Goddesses
The Love Goddesses
6.2
That's Entertainment! III
That's Entertainment! III
6.9
Always at The Carlyle
Always at The Carlyle
6.8
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
6.5
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