Marilyn Monroe, who was born in 1926 and died in 1962, was globally known as a famous American actress, singer, and model. Monroe was taught much of her childhood in foster homes and started her career as a model. Her image in movie was firstly known in 1946 with the role of Evie in the 1947 film Dangerous Years.
Although Monroe's early movies were not very successful, she actually gained her success in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950). The actress then achieved more success with other famous films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch.
Marilyn's photos have always been of great attention of fans all over the world. Here we would like to share some rare photos of this talented actress. Let's enjoy and spend a minute remembering her!
Not stopping at the "dumb blonde" persona which limited her career prospects, Marilyn Monroe studied at the Actors Studio and formed Marilyn Monroe Productions
Monroe's talent was actually recognized when she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like it Hot
However, Monroe's life seemed rather short with the final years accompanied with illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with
Her death at the age of 36 had been the subject of conjecture when she was thought to suicide by overdosing barbiturates
In 1999, the American Film Institute recognized Marilyn Monroe as the sixth greatest female star of all time
Her successful modeling career brought her to the attention of Ben Lyon, a 20th Century Fox executive, who arranged a screen test for her
In 1948, Monroe signed a six-month contract with Columbia Pictures and was introduced to the studio's head drama coach Natasha Lytess, who became her acting coach for several years
In March 1952, Monroe faced a possible scandal when one of her nude photos from a 1949 session with photographer Tom Kelley was featured in a calendar
She made her first appearance on the cover of Life magazine in April 1952, where she was described as "The Talk of Hollywood"