Classic America bombshell Marilyn Monroe, whose name was Norma Jeane. One of the most attractive actresses of the 1950s was emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. Her movies grossed $200 million by her death in 1962, equivalent to $2 billion in 2018. Marilyn’s life was complicated, her father was absent throughout her life, and his identity is unknown; she often used Baker as her surname. She was sent to an orphanage when she was nine years old and had 11 sets of foster parents after her mother Gladys was institutionalized. She was married to her first husband, Jim Dougherty when she was only sixteen years old, and the marriage lasted for four years. Her private life also received much attention, especially her second and third marriages. She attempted suicide for the first time after the death of Johnny Hyde and the second time after she lost pregnancy. She started her career as a pinup model, and after that, she entered Hollywood. Her figure was deemed more suitable for pin-up than fashion modeling. After a series of minor film roles, she became one of the most popular Hollywood stars. Today, she is recognizable for her performances in several movies and her unique elegance and style. Her dresses are worth millions today. She wore the dress she wore when she sang “happy birthday Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy sold for a world-record price at auction, bringing in $4.8 million. She also owned her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions. It only released one movie, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). Marilyn Monroe loved to read. She loved James Joyce, Walt Whitman, and poet Heinrich Heine. According to Open Culture, when Monroe died in 1962, she left around 400 books behind, “many of which were later cataloged and auctioned off by Christie’s in New York City.” She wrote her autobiography My Story at the height of her popularity (with help from her friend screenwriter Ben Hecht). The book was not published until a decade after her death. Marilyn was found dead in her Los Angeles bungalow on August 5, 1962, with an empty bottle of sleeping pills by her side. The exact events surrounding her death are still a mystery. We here at Bygonely have compiled a list of several moments of her life, starting from childhood to her deathbed, to pay tribute to one of the greatest actresses of all time. Let us know in the comments what do you think.