Her name was Marilyn Monroe

 The name Marilyn Monroe was not the first name to be donned by the California native Norma Jeane Mortenson

For women hoping to make a name for themselves in the film industry in the 1940s, blonde was considered the most versatile hair color

Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, at the Los Angeles County 

Her marriage to Joe DiMaggio in 1954, Marilyn took a detour from their honeymoon in Japan

Monroe was largely unhappy with the roles she was offered with 20th Century Fox. She longed to add more diversity and depth to her characters

Monroe died between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on August 4,and the toxicology report showed that the cause of death was acute barbiturate poisoning

In the last film she worked on, "Something's Gotta Give," Monroe was set to earn $100,000, much less than the reported $1 Million Elizabeth Taylor was making for "Cleopatra" around the same time.

 The name Marilyn Monroe was not the first name to be donned by the California native Norma Jeane Mortenson

For women hoping to make a name for themselves in the film industry in the 1940s, blonde was considered the most versatile hair color