10 Fun Facts About Marilyn Monroe: From Blonde Bombshell to Bookworm

  1. Marilyn Monroe was not actually born with that name. She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson and later changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.
  2. Monroe was known for her iconic blonde hair, but she was actually a natural brunette. She started dyeing her hair blonde in her early modeling days.
  3. Monroe was married three times, and her third husband was playwright Arthur Miller.
  4. Monroe was famously photographed standing over a subway grate with her white dress blowing up around her. The scene was from the movie “The Seven Year Itch.”
  5. Monroe was known for her signature beauty mark above her lip, which she enhanced with makeup.
  6. Monroe was an avid reader and had a personal library of over 400 books, including works by James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway.
  7. Monroe’s favorite color was reportedly pink, and she often wore it in her clothing and decor.
  8. Monroe was a talented singer and dancer and was trained in classical ballet.
  9. Monroe was a supporter of civil rights and was known for her friendship with activist and singer Lena Horne.
  10. Monroe’s tragic death at the age of 36 is still shrouded in mystery, with some theories suggesting that she was murdered.