Updated 1:39 PM ET, Sat January 15, 2022
Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest movie stars and cultural icons of the 20th century. She was a blonde bombshell who dominated the silver screen.
Monroe starred in dozens of films since her debut in the 1940s, including “How to Marry a Millionaire,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “The Seven Year Itch” and “Bus Stop.”
“The thing I’d like the most is to become a real actress,” Monroe said. “I realized more and more the responsibility. And it is a responsibility.”
In 1962, she died of a drug overdose at the age of 36.