Marilyn Monroe Facts

Marilyn Monroe’s career as an actress was for nearly 16 years. She made 29 films, as well as 24 in the first 8 years of her career

Marilyn was a foster child to Albert an Ida Bolender for 7 years

She won Miss California Artichoke Queen in 1947

First movie role was apart of “The Shocking Miss Pilgrim” in 1947

Married Joe DiMaggio in 1954

Married 3rd husband Arthur Miller two years after marriage with Joe Dimaggio in 1956

Affair with John F. Kennedy started in late 1961

Took her own life at age 36 from drugs and alcohol

First major movie role was “Asphalt Jungle”

won best young box office personality in 1951 at start of her career

ranked as sixth greatest female of all time in 1999

net worth is $27 million

won the Golden Plate for the Prince and the Showgirl in 1958

In 1962 she won the Golden Globes for World Favorite Female

Golden Globed for best motion picture actress in 1960

Married James Dougherty in 1942

Took her grandmothers last name when she changed her name to Marilyn

Sang her first song in “Ladies of the Chorus” in 1948

Appeared in “Bus Srop” in 1956

found dead in her estate in 1962 with sleeping pills next to her
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Nicknamed the blonde bombshell

First married at age 16

Starred in Fox’s “Something’s Got to Give”

Was a roommate to Shelley Winters when they both started out in Hollywood

Appeared on the first cover of playboy in 1953

Never graduated from High school

Over 600 books written about her

Starred in the film “Niagra” as a young married woman out to kill her husband with her new lover

In 1962 she was dismissed from the film “Something’s Got to Give” for missing too many film days

Made famous performance singing “Happy Birthday” at John F. Kennedy’s birthday on May 19, 1962

Buried in the most extravagant casket at the time which was a “Cadillac Casket”

Monroe did not own an actual house until she was 36

She converted to Judaism in 1956 before marrying Arthur Millier

Named the most Advertised girl in the World in 1953

Had two plastic surgeries in her lifetime

Preferred to go nude in her spare time

Started Marilyn Monroe productions in 1955

Had an IQ of 168

Suffered a miscarriage after marrying Arthur Miller

Wrote an autobiography of her life at the height of her fame titled “My Story”

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