how did Marilyn Monroe die

Celebrities are remembered for their impact on their respective industries, and sometimes for the drama that they brought to their personal lives. Marilyn Monroe, actress and model–the subject a new fictionalized move on their lives, Blonde- her personal life influenced her professional career. Her relationships on-screen often outweighed the romances she had behind closed doors. Her death in a tragic accident has cemented her place as a film star.

First, some background information about her life and career.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that Marilyn Monroe was born in Los Angeles, June 1, 1926. Her real name was Norma Jean Mortensen. Monroe’s mother was paranoid schizophrenia, and she suffered financial hardship. Her father was not present so Monroe moved between foster homes until she met Jim Dougherty, a 21 year-old.

After being spotted in a munitions factory by a photographer, her modeling career began at age 18. Her stardom led to her marriage falling apart. 20th Century-Fox offered her the screen test in 1946. After playing small roles in mistresses and women fatales, she was offered a screen test by 20th Century-Fox. She then got her big break in classic films such as How to Marry a Millionaire or Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

She married Joe DiMaggio in 1954. However, the couple divorced after eight months. After she married Arthur Miller, a playwright best known for “Death of a Salesman”, and “The Crucible”, she split with him in 1961. History says that their divorce occurred one week before the premier of Miller’s final film, The Misfits.

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