The legend would be 96

She is even a mystery to this day

“Discovered” on shift at a munitions factory, Norma Jean launched a whirlwind career catapulting her to global icon status. She lived a wild life meetings with Queen Elizabeth and U.S. troops, a honeymoon in Tokyo, and so much more.

Marilyn Monroe, original name Norma Jeane Mortenson and actualy of Norwegian heritage, later called Norma Jeane Baker, Jeane sometimes spelled Jean. She was born June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California, U.S. and sadly died August 5, 1962, Los Angeles. Most known for being an American actress who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful films during the 1950s, and who is considered a pop culture icon.

In 1962 Monroe began filming the comedy Something’s Got to Give. However, she was frequently absent from the set because of illnesses, and in May she traveled to New York City to attend a gala where she famously sang “Happy Birthday” to Pres. John F. Kennedy, with whom she was allegedly having an affair. In June Monroe was fired from the film. Although she was later rehired, work never resumed. After several months as a virtual recluse, Monroe died from an overdose of sleeping pills (barbiturates) in her Los Angeles home.

Her death was ruled a “probable suicide,” and this finding was supported by the actress’s history of drug use and previous suicide attempts. However, some believed that she had been killed after threatening to reveal her relationship with the Kennedy brothers—she was also rumoured to have had an affair with U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy

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