Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (Actress), born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Marilyn Monroe's age 36 years (At Death) & Zodiac Sign Gemini, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Marilyn Monroe?

Marilyn Monroe Bio

  • Birth Name:Norma Jeane Mortenson
  • First Name: Norma
  • Last Name: Mortenson
  • Age: 36 years (At Death)
  • Died: August 4, 1962 (aged 36) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Birth Date: June 1, 1926
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Country: United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Feet/Shoe Size: 10 (US & AUS), 40.5 (EU), 8 (UK)
  • Dress Size: 8 (US & CAN), 38 (EU), 12 (UK & AUS)
  • Marilyn Monroe Height

    5 Feet 6 Inches (167.64 cm/1.676 m)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)5 Feet 6 Inches
    Height (in Centimeters)167.64 cm
    Height (in Meters)1.676 m
    Weight (in Kilograms)55 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)121.25 lbs

    Marilyn Monroe Body Measurements

    Marilyn Monroe's full body measurements are 36 inches (91.44 cm) - 34D - 27 inches (68.58 cm) - 35 inches (88.9 cm) .

    Body Measurements
    Measurements36-27-35 inches/ 91.44-68.58-88.9 cm
    Bust Size36 inches (91.44 cm)
    Bra Size34D
    Waist Size27 inches (68.58 cm)
    Hips Size35 inches (88.9 cm)

    Marilyn Monroe FAQs

    How much did Kim Kardashian pay for Marilyn Monroe dress?

    Kardashian donned the $4.8m crystal-covered nude silk gown to walk down the red carpet at the event in early May. She accessorized the garment with a white fur stole as she was unable to do the zipper up at the back.

    How old would Marilyn Monroe be if she was still alive today?

    The Hollywood icon passed away on August 4, 1962, aged 36, but if she were alive in 2022, she would be 96 years old, the same age as Queen Elizabeth II. The coroner’s toxicology report at the time stated that Marilyn Monroe had died as a result of acute barbiturate poisoning.

    What was Marilyn Monroe's worth when she died?

    When Monroe died, she was single and childless. She had a net worth of $800,000, approximately $7 million today. Monroe lived lavishly and spent her money freely on clothing, jewelry and her home.

    Who owns the Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday dress?

    It’s the most expensive dress ever sold at auction

    Later, it sold at auction in 1999 for over a million dollars, and then for $4.8 million at Julien’s Auctions in 2016; it was later acquired by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum.

    Marilyn Monroe is one of the most famous and trending Actress in the whole world right now. Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but is best known as Marilyn Monroe.

    Family, Childhood, and Education

    Marilyn Monroe’s father’s name is unknown and her mother’s name is Gladys Pearl Baker. Monroe’s father was a co-worker of Gladys at RKO Pictures named Charles Stanley Gifford. In any case, Monroe was regarded as an illegitimate child and grew up not knowing her father. As a single parent, Gladys worked during the day and left her daughter with neighbors. Unfortunately, Gladys was not well; she was in and out of mental hospitals until she was institutionalized at the Norwalk State Hospital for Mental Diseases in 1935.

    At age 9, Marilyn was taken in by Gladys’ friend Grace McKee. Within the year, however, McKee was no longer able to care for the girl and took her to the Los Angeles Orphanage. Monroe spent two years there and then lived in a succession of foster homes. It’s believed that during this time, Monroe was molested. In 1937, 11-year-old Monroe found a home with “Aunt” Ana Lower, a relative of McKee’s, where she had a stable home life until Lower developed health problems. Subsequently, McKee arranged a marriage between 16-year-old Monroe and Jim Dougherty, a 21-year-old neighbor. The two were married on June 19, 1942.


    Marilyn Monroe dreamt of becoming an actress like Jean Harlow and Lana Turner. When her husband was sent to the South Pacific, she began working in a munitions factory in Van Nuys, California. It was there that she was first discovered by a photographer. By the time Dougherty returned in 1946, Monroe had a successful career as a model. That year, she signed her first movie contract. With the contract came a new name and image; she began calling herself “Marilyn Monroe” and dyed her hair blonde.

    At first, Monroe wasn’t initially considered to be star acting material. Her acting career didn’t really take off until a few years later. With her breathy voice and hourglass figure, she would soon become one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses. She proved her skill by winning various honors and attracting large audiences to her films. Monroe became a much-admired international star despite chronic insecurities regarding her acting abilities. She suffered from pre-performance anxiety that sometimes made her physically ill and was often the root cause of her legendary tardiness on film sets, which was so extreme that it often infuriated her co-stars and crew.

    In the mid-1950s Monroe grew tired of bubbly, dumb blonde roles and moved to New York City to study acting with Lee Strasberg at the Actors’ Studio. 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).

    Relationship/ Affairs And Boyfriend/ Husband

    Marilyn Monroe had three husbands in her lifetime: James Dougherty (1942-1946); Joe DiMaggio (1954) and Arthur Miller (1956-1961). She is also remembered for her romantic relationships with Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Yves Montand, and director Elia Kazan. On June 19, 1942, 16-year-old Monroe wed Dougherty, a 20-year-old merchant marine. Dougherty lived next door to a friend of Monroe’s mother; he suggested he could marry Monroe so she wouldn’t be sent to an orphanage or another foster home. When they wed, Monroe had just turned 16 and the couple had been dating for just a few months. After Monroe’s career began to take off, she sought a quickie divorce in September 1946.

    “I never knew Marilyn Monroe, and I don’t claim to have any insights into her to this day. I knew and loved Norma Jean,” Dougherty later said. In 1954, Monroe was married to baseball great DiMaggio for nine months. Following her death, DiMaggio famously had red roses delivered to her crypt for the next 20 years.

    Marilyn Monroe Net Worth And Salary

    As of 2022, the estimated Marilyn Monroe’s net worth is $41 million USD. Marilyn Monroe’s major source of income is her acting career.

    Social Media Profile

    Marilyn Monroe is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

    Trivia: Marilyn Monroe Facts

    * She modeled for Blue Book before changing her name from Norma Jeane Mortenson to Marilyn Monroe.
    * Marilyn Monroe’s last film appearance came in the 1961 drama The Misfits, which was co-written by her husband at the time, Arthur Miller.
    * Her other memorable films include 1955’s The Seven Year Itch and 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
    * Marilyn Monroe was named the Number One Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy magazine in 1999.

    Now she is ranked in the list of the most popular American actress.

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