In the pantheon of old Hollywood glitz and glamour, few names and faces are as famous as Marilyn Monroe’s. The original blonde bombshell, she was known as much for her films as for her status as one of pop culture’s biggest celebrities.
Tragically, in 1962, Marilyn’s life was cut short. Still, her relatively brief time in the spotlight was undoubtedly brimming with fascinating stories that helped build her reputation as a Hollywood icon.
Here are some of the most compelling facts about her that even her biggest fans may not know. They truly show why she was one of history’s most captivating stars!
Despite not being able to remember her lines very well, Marilyn Monroe never had trouble finding work. At a certain point, her star simply shone too bright to deny roles, and having her in your film was a must. She wouldn’t be the first or last to be thrust into this sort of position.
Still, some say that Marilyn’s acting ability was stronger than most give credit for. In just about every way, she was quite the interesting—and controversial—personality to the very end. Not many have ever been able to match her!