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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox.
Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in Search with google:The Asphalt JungleThe Asphalt Jungle and Search with google:All About EveAll About Eve (both 1950), drew attention.
By 1952 she had her first leading role in Search with google:Don t Bother to KnockDon t Bother to Knock and 1953 brought a lead in Search with google:NiagaraNiagara , a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness.
Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comic effect in subsequent films such as Search with google:Gentlemen Prefer BlondesGentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Search with google:How to Marry a MillionaireHow to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Search with google:The Seven Year ItchThe Seven Year Itch (1955).
Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range.
Her dramatic performance in Search with google:Bus StopBus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Search with google:Golden GlobeGolden Globe nomination.
Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released Search with google:The Prince and the ShowgirlThe 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 Search with google:Some Like It HotSome Like It Hot (1959).
Monroe's last completed film was Search with google:The MisfitsThe Misfits (1961), co-starring Clark Gable with screenplay by her then-husband, Search with google:Arthur MillerArthur Miller .

Marilyn Monroe posed for a famous nude pictorial for Playboy February 1953.

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