Marilyn Monroe: Remembering the Iconic Star 50 Years After Her Death (VIDEO)
Sunday, August 5, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of American beauty, Marilyn Monroe.
Though it's been over four decades since she has passed, the blonde bombshell has not been forgotten -- remaining a cultural icon to this day, whose legend may never die.
In remembrance, Celebuzz takes a look back at the life of one of Hollywood's most beloved stars.
Born by the name of Norma Jean Mortenson in 1926, Monroe's childhood consisted of foster homes and orphanages until she settled down with her first of three husbands, Marine James Doherty, at age 16.
After four years, the couple split and Monroe focused on her flourishing modeling and acting career.
In 1946, she signed her first studio contract and eventually caught the public eye with her nude Playboy shoot.
The starlet really made her big break in 1953 when she starred in the classic film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Yet, most people remember Monroe for her famous scene in 1955 blockbuster, The Seven Year Itch, in which she donned a white halter dress and posed over an airy subway grate -- probably not realizing how many Halloween costumes would follow.
1955 also marked the year that Monroe tried to rebrand herself, leaving behind her bombshell image -- but did she?
To learn more about the life and loves of Marilyn Monroe, watch the video. There may be a few things you don't know...