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
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Marilyn was a foster child to Albert an Ida Bolender for 7 years
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She won Miss California Artichoke Queen in 1947
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First movie role was apart of “The Shocking Miss Pilgrim” in 1947
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Married Joe DiMaggio in 1954
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Married 3rd husband Arthur Miller two years after marriage with Joe Dimaggio in 1956
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Affair with John F. Kennedy started in late 1961
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Took her own life at age 36 from drugs and alcohol
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First major movie role was “Asphalt Jungle”
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won best young box office personality in 1951 at start of her career
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ranked as sixth greatest female of all time in 1999
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net worth is $27 million
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won the Golden Plate for the Prince and the Showgirl in 1958
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In 1962 she won the Golden Globes for World Favorite Female
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Golden Globed for best motion picture actress in 1960
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Married James Dougherty in 1942
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Took her grandmothers last name when she changed her name to Marilyn
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Sang her first song in “Ladies of the Chorus” in 1948
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Appeared in “Bus Srop” in 1956
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found dead in her estate in 1962 with sleeping pills next to her
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Nicknamed the blonde bombshell
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First married at age 16
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Starred in Fox’s “Something’s Got to Give”
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Was a roommate to Shelley Winters when they both started out in Hollywood
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Appeared on the first cover of playboy in 1953
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Never graduated from High school
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Over 600 books written about her
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Starred in the film “Niagra” as a young married woman out to kill her husband with her new lover
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In 1962 she was dismissed from the film “Something’s Got to Give” for missing too many film days
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Made famous performance singing “Happy Birthday” at John F. Kennedy’s birthday on May 19, 1962
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Buried in the most extravagant casket at the time which was a “Cadillac Casket”
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Monroe did not own an actual house until she was 36
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She converted to Judaism in 1956 before marrying Arthur Millier
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Named the most Advertised girl in the World in 1953
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Had two plastic surgeries in her lifetime
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Preferred to go nude in her spare time
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Started Marilyn Monroe productions in 1955
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Had an IQ of 168
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Suffered a miscarriage after marrying Arthur Miller
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Wrote an autobiography of her life at the height of her fame titled “My Story”
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