Have you heard of the phrase 'Pulling off a Marilyn Monroe'? Well, she was the one who invented the term.
She started her career in showbiz by becoming a pin-up model and continued to be the poster girl symbolizing vintage Hollywood glamour till the very end.
Before starting a career in acting, Monroe, born on June 1, 1926, was known as Norma Jeane Mortenson and worked in an aircraft factory. Her tryst with showbiz started when she was spotted when a photo-journalist was clicking photographs of the factory.
There was no looking back. She created a controversy with her shoot for Playboy Magazine, but it also opened many opportunities for her.
From posing in a skimpy bikini,