At sixteen, she worked in an aircraft plant and married a man she called Daddy; he went into the military, she modeled, they divorced in 1946.
The coroner stated she had died from acute barbiturate poisoning, and it was a 'probable suicide'.
Was named the Number One Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy magazine in 1999.
Started using the name Marilyn Monroe in 1946, but did not legally change it until 1956. Given a dog she named Tippy by foster father Albert Bolender.
On August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe's day began with threatening phone calls. Ralph Greenson, Marilyn's physician, came over the following day and quoted later in a document "felt it was possible that Marilyn Monroe had felt rejected by some of the people she had been close to".
Apart from being upset that her publicist slept too long, she seemed fine.