An actress is known for playing comic “blonde bombshell” characters, Marilyn Monroe was active in her career from 1945 to 1962. During her career, she appeared in several films like ‘As Young as You Feel’, ‘Some Like It Hot’, ‘Niagara’, ‘The Misfits’, ‘The Seven Year Itch’, and ‘All About Eve’. She has also appeared on television and has received several awards and nominations. Let’s find out about the net worth of Marilyn Monroe in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marilyn Monroe was the daughter of Gladys Pearl Baker. She was born in June 1926 in Los Angeles. It is not known on who the father of Monroe is. She was first placed for adoption, but later her mother became stable and decided to keep her.
She went to Emerson Junior High School and later attended Van Nuys High School. She died on August 5, 1962, in Los Angeles. The cause of her death was reported as acute barbiturate poisoning. It was classified as “probable suicide”. She was rest to laid at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.
Marilyn Monroe was first married to James Dougherty from 1942 to 1946. From 1954 to 1955, she was married to Joe DiMaggio. Her third marriage was to Arthur Miller in 1956. They divorced in 1961. The actress with platinum blonde hair was also in a relationship with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. She dated many other people like Frank Sinatra, Paula Strasberg, Natasha Lytess, Joseph M. Schenck, Johhny Hyde, Robert Slatzer, Marlon Brando, Milton Berle, Fred Karger, Robert Slatzer, and Elia Kazan.
Career, Award & Nominations
At first, Marilyn Monroe used to work at Radioplane Munitions Factory. She then adopted the name of “Jean Norman” and started to work as a model. She went on to appear in a number of magazine covers. In 1947, she was seen in the film ‘Dangerous Years’. Her other movies from the 1940s are ‘Love Happy’, ‘Ladies of the Chorus’, ‘and ‘Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!’.
In the 1950s, Monroe appeared in several films including ‘Niagara’, ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’, ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’, ‘River of No Return’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘Some Like It Hot’, ‘The Seven Year Itch’, ‘We’re Not Married!’, ‘Clash By Night’, and ‘Let’s Make It Legal’. In 1956, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award. She has received several awards like Photoplay Award, Crystal Star Award, Henrietta Award, and Golden Globe Award. She has also been a runner-up of the Laurel Award.
Monroe was last seen in the film ‘The Misfits’ in 1961. She has also appeared in the TV shows ‘Person to Person’, ‘The Bob Hope Show’, and ‘The Jack Benny Program’. In 1957, her production company, ‘Marilyn Monroe Productions’ made the movie ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’ where she was seen as Elsie Marina.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could be the net worth of an actress who is still remembered today after more than five decades after her death? She was a very successful actress and was known for her bold roles. She died very young at the age of 36. At the time of her death, her net worth was an estimated $10 million. She went on to receive several awards and was one of the leading actresses of that time. She also had her own production company and has also done many other works before she became an actress.
Even though Marilyn Monroe is not alive today, she continues to be a legendary figure. She is being remembered across the world and is known for beauty. She died at a very young age, but during that short time, she acted in a lot of films.