*Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer, model and showgirl.
*She became a major sex symbol.
*She began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with 20th Century Fox.
*She starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s.
*The final years of her life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with.
*Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950)