- Spent most of her childhood bouncing between foster homes and orphanages.
- Monroe was her mother's maiden name.
- Appeared on the cover of the first issue of Playboy, in December 1953.
- Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, produced only two films: Bus Stop and The Prince and the Showgirl.
- Converted to Judaism in order to marry Arthur Miller.
- Her last film, The Misfits, was also Clark Gable's last movie.
- Buried in the Corridor of Memories #24 at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA.
- Lee Strasberg delivered the eulogy at her funeral.
- Elton John's 1974 song "Candle in the Wind" was written for her.
- 1956, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
- 1960, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
- 1957, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
- 1960, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Winner
- 1958, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
- 1957, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
- 1962, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
- 1954, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
- Bernice Miracle — Half Sister
- Jim Dougherty — Ex-husband
- Gladys Baker — Mother
- Arthur Miller — Ex-husband
- Martin Edward Mortenson — Father
- Joe DiMaggio — Ex-husband
- Robert Baker — Half Brother
- Attended The Actors Studio, New York, New York, United States
- Birth Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Died: August 5, 1962
- Profession: Actor, Model, Singer
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