A few little-known facts about the life of the sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s. What was Marilyn Monroe really like?

Marilyn Monroe was a legendary American actress, model, and singer who became a major sex symbol in the 1950s and 60s. Born in Los Angeles in 1926, her birth name was Norma Jean Mortenson, but she changed it to Marilyn Monroe in 1946. She took the name Marilyn because of Marilyn Miller, and Monroe was her mother’s maiden name.

Monroe began her career as a model, eventually transitioning to acting in the early 1950s. She starred in a number of successful films, including “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “The Seven Year Itch,” and “Some Like It Hot.”

1. In her youth, Monroe was raised in a children’s shelter and orphanages, as her mother could not support her.

2. She had a high IQ – about 168 – and loved to read books. Monroe was an avid reader and owned a personal library of over 400 books.

3. She was one of the first women to start her own production company.

4. Monroe was patronizing to Cuba and Fidel Castro, and she even visited Cuba in 1954.

5. Her famous pareo dress, which she wore in “Mad Money,” was sold at auction in 2011 for $4.6 million.

6. She had many dates with celebrities, including John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.

There is evidence that Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy had an affair in the early 1960s when he was President of the United States and she was a famous actress. However, although they had an intimate relationship, it is not known how serious the relationship was or how much it lasted after Kennedy became president. Some sources say that their affair was short and not too serious, while others say that they continued to date even after Kennedy married Jacqueline Kennedy.

7. Monroe was one of the first women to show her bust in movies.

8. She was invited to a party given by President Kennedy on the day of his assassination, but she declined the invitation.

There are several versions as to why Marilyn Monroe refused to attend a party thrown by President John F. Kennedy in May 1962. One version is that she was offended that she had been told it would be an official reception, but in fact, it was a private party. Another version has to do with the fact that she was unhappy that she was denied the opportunity to meet the president in person because he was already busy with other business when she arrived in Washington. However, the exact reason for her refusal is still unknown.

9. Monroe was an animal lover and owned several pets including a dog named Maf, who was given to her by Frank Sinatra.

10. Marilyn Monroe’s death is still shrouded in mystery. However, the official version is that the star’s death was a suicide by overdose on August 5, 1962. She was found dead in her home in Los Angeles, California. The official cause of death was given as acute barbiturate poisoning. Over the years, however, several conspiracy theories have emerged that suggest foul play or an accidental overdose was the cause of her death.

In conclusion, Marilyn Monroe was a remarkable woman who made a significant impact on the entertainment industry and popular culture. Her beauty, talent, and captivating personality made her an iconic figure of the 20th century, and her legacy continues to inspire generations of artists and performers. Although her life was cut short, she remains an enduring symbol of glamour, strength, and vulnerability, and her contributions to film and fashion continue to be celebrated today. Despite the many challenges she faced, Marilyn Monroe remains an inspiration to millions around the world, and her memory will always be cherished.

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