15 Little-Known Facts About Marilyn Monroe

Published August 9, 2019
Updated March 12, 2024

You might think you know a lot about her, but after reading these Marilyn Monroe facts, you'll change your mind.

Marilyn Monroe Facts

More than 50 years have passed since Marilyn Monroe died from a barbiturate overdose on August 5, 1962. During her life, Monroe was an icon in every sense of the term; after her death, the world learned more about her dark, internal struggle to be accepted and loved by all.

While Marilyn Monroe quotes often float around Facebook and Twitter, they rarely paint an accurate portrait of the larger-than-life actress. Monroe was complex, deeply private, and frequently struggled with depression. These Marilyn Monroe facts will likely change your perception on one of the most iconic women in history.

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Despite living before the age of social media, Marilyn Monroe seemed to be photographed, well, everywhere. Check out this collection of rare photos documenting her life:

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Kiri Picone
Kiri Picone holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Pepperdine University and has been writing for various digital publishers for more than 10 years.
John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Picone, Kiri. "15 Little-Known Facts About Marilyn Monroe." AllThatsInteresting.com, August 9, 2019, https://allthatsinteresting.com/marilyn-monroe-facts. Accessed May 18, 2024.