6 – Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) was an American actress, model, and singer, who was born on June 1, 1926, and passed away on August 5, 1962. She is considered one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of all time, known for her beauty, sex appeal, and tragic life.
Monroe began her career as a model in the 1940s, before transitioning to acting in the early 1950s. She became a major sex symbol in the 1950s and starred in many successful films, including “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), “The Seven Year Itch” (1955), and “Some Like It Hot” (1959).
Monroe’s personal life was often tumultuous, and she struggled with mental health issues and addiction. She was married three times, including to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller.
Despite her struggles, Monroe remains an enduring icon of popular culture. Her image and style continue to inspire fashion and beauty trends, and her films remain popular with audiences around the world. Monroe is also remembered for her advocacy work on behalf of the LGBTQ community and her support for civil rights. She once famously said, “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”