11 Photos To Remember Marilyn Monroe

August 5th, 2012 7:49am EDT

Marilyn Monroe Actress Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles California originally named Norma Jeane Baker. Monroe lived a short 36 years and was found dead in her Los Angeles home on August 5, 1962. She was, and still is known as the world's biggest sex symbol and today marks the 50th anniversary of her mysterious death. In remembrance of the world's most famous sex symbol here are 12 photos of the legendary "blond bombshell."

Marilyn Monroe, motion picture actress, appearing with the USO Camp Show, "Anything Goes," poses for the shutterbugs after a performance at the 3rd U.S.Infantry Division area., 02/17/1954
photo courtesy U.S. National Archives

1945 YANK magazine photo of Marilyn Monroe as Norma Jean Dougherty
source: U.S. army photographer David Conover

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell putting signatures in cement at Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., 1953
source: By Los Angeles Times [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

source: By George Barris [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Claimed to be a Birth certificate of Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926.
source:Form of this certificate was the R&S-61 (est. July 1, 1949) of the Department of Health of State of California. (eBay item 180815059351. Large, Small) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Promotional photograph for the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl
source: By Milton H. Greene [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Actress Marilyn Monroe sitting in courtroom with her attorney Jerry Giesler during divorce from Joe DiMaggio
source: By Los Angeles Times [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and actress Marilyn Monroe, on the occasion of President Kennedy's 45th birthday celebrations at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
source: By Cecil W. Stoughton, official White House photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Marilyn Monroe singing in the theatrical trailer of the 1953 film Niagara directed by Henry Hathaway.
source: Trailer distributed by 20th Century Fox. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Spike Jones, Marilyn Monroe and Ken Murray posing for camera at eighth annual Los Angeles Times charity football game, 1952
source: By Los Angeles Times [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Credits: © Sam Shaw, 1954"; all others see under all photos

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