Marilyn Monroe

1926 - 1962

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, singer, and model. Famous for playing comedic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era's sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actress for a decade, and her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2021) by the time of her death in 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marilyn Monroe has received more than 41,717,661 page views. Her biography is available in 178 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 175 in 2019). Marilyn Monroe is the 2nd most popular actor, the 9th most popular biography from United States (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular American Actor.

Marilyn Monroe is most famous for her time as a movie star. She starred in many films, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like It Hot, and The Seven Year Itch.

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  • 42M

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  • 89.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 178

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Marilyn Monroe ranks 2 out of 10,030Before her are Charlie Chaplin. After her are Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Lee, Alain Delon, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Amitabh Bachchan, Anthony Hopkins, and Robert De Niro.

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Among people born in 1926, Marilyn Monroe ranks 2Before her is Elizabeth II. After her are Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ingvar Kamprad, Jiang Zemin, Leslie Nielsen, Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Among people deceased in 1962, Marilyn Monroe ranks 1After her are Niels Bohr, Hermann Hesse, Eleanor Roosevelt, Adolf Eichmann, William Faulkner, Karen Blixen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Lucky Luciano, Yves Klein, Georges Bataille, and Arthur Compton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marilyn Monroe ranks 9 out of 15,968Before her are Thomas Edison (1847), Muhammad Ali (1942), Jimmy Carter (1924), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), and Abraham Lincoln (1809). After her are Sylvester Stallone (1946), Steve Jobs (1955), Malcolm X (1925), Elvis Presley (1935), Martin Van Buren (1782), and John F. Kennedy (1917).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Marilyn Monroe ranks 1After her are Sylvester Stallone (1946), Bruce Lee (1940), Clint Eastwood (1930), Al Pacino (1940), Marlon Brando (1924), Robert De Niro (1943), Morgan Freeman (1937), Kirk Douglas (1916), Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), and Judy Garland (1922).

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