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Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)
The legend of Marilyn Monroe has endured for over 50 years, and underlines the fact that she is probably the most famous female sex symbol in the history of film. Pretty, curvaceous, and vulnerable her tragic death at the age of only 36 cemented her legendary status following her death in 1962.

Often derided for her acting ability, or lack of, Marilyn Monroe did bring charm and humour to her roles. For instance, her sex appeal was all the more effective because she underplayed it with innocence, notably in the grating scene in 'The Seven Year Itch'.

Marriages to high profile husbands such as baseball star Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller should have made her happy, but though both men loved her, her insecurities were never going to help her have a happy life. Ironically, in her final film, 'The Misfits', Marilyn gave probably her most powerful film performance. But, typically, her ambition to be a great actress was nipped in the bud. She was found dead on August 4th, 1962.

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Marilyn Monroe with Cat Canvas Poster 116×24inch(40×60cm) available at Amazon UK
Marilyn Monroe with Cat Canvas Poster 116×24inch (40×60cm) available at Amazon UK (click on the image above to be taken to the site).

Marilyn Monroe Filmography
(most recent films listed first)

1961 The Misfits
1960 Let's Make Love
1959 Some Like It Hot
1957 The Prince and the Showgirl
 1956 Bus Stop
 1955 The Seven Year Itch
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business
 1954 River of No Return
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
 1953 Niagara
 1952 Monkey Business
 1952 O. Henry's Full House
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock
 1952 We're Not Married!
 1952 Clash by Night
 1951 Let's Make It Legal
 1951 Love Nest
 1951 As Young as You Feel
 1951 Home Town Story
 1950 All About Eve
 1950 The Fireball
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
 1949 Love Happy
 1948 Ladies of the Chorus
 1947 Dangerous Years


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