Marilyn Monroe was born on 1 June 1926. If she were still alive Marilyn Monroe would be celebrating her 86th birthday today. On the other hand the 5th August, 2012 will be the 50th anniversary of Marilyn's death.
When Marilyn Monroe died when she was only 36. Marilyn was famous for less than a decade. Yet, unlike most celebrities who are nearly forgotten soon after they die, Marilyn's fame and legend has continued to be strong or perhaps has even grown in the five decades since her death. This is one of the many things that has made Marilyn Monroe unique. Read more facts about Marilyn Monroe.