Image of Valley Movie Star Marilyn Monroe in the window of Backstage in Hollywood - c. 1986 - slide by Jerry Fecht - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on the 1st of June 1926. She attended Van Nuys High School in the San Fernando Valley for a year in 1941. Marilyn became the ultimate sex symbol of her era. She was an actress, model and companion of some of the world's most famous people. It is likely that she committed suicide or died from drub abuse on the 5th of August 1962.