Remembering Marilyn Monroe on her 95th birthday
Marilyn Monroe remains to be one of the world’s biggest and most enduring sex symbols, nearly 60 years on since her death.
The legendary actress came from difficult and humble beginnings, spending much of her dreary childhood in foster homes.
The world would get its first glimpse of her when she became a model – her illustrious career posing for the camera would lead her to receive a film contract in 1946.
While Monroe’s appearances were minor, her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (1950), drew major attention to her and soon she was catapulted into a fame not previously ever seen before.
While Monroe had mastered the art of the “dumb blonde” persona, she was anything but.
However, it became her major trademark right next to her blonde hair, and how she was perceived by the public was what shot her into global success and lead her into some of her most well known films including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955).
There are not enough words to describe the global domination of Marilyn during the 40s and the 50s, but unfortunately her wealth, status and influence would mean little in the end.
Marred by illness, unresolved childhood issues and addiction, the star eventually succumbed to her pain and overdosed on barbiturates on August 5, 1962. She was born and died in Los Angeles, California.
While the official classification of Monroe’s death was ruled as a “probable suicide,” curious onlookers and fans have never ruled out the possibility of an accidental overdose, or homicide.
Monroe would go on to be buried in a crypt at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in LA.
The brilliant actress’ legacy continues to live on, almost 60 years since the world lost her.