Marilyn Monroe’s Would-Be 90th Birthday: A Look Back

Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Baker, would have turned 90 on June 1, 2016. She modeled and starred in 28 movies. Marilyn was perhaps the world's favorite sex symbol, with a mixture of sensuality and innocence. She died at age 36 in her Hollywood home from an overdose of barbiturates. Here, on her would-be 90th birthday, take a look back at the icon.

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American actress Marilyn Monroe, circa 1950.
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Actress Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait circa 1953.
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Actress Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait circa 1953.
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Marilyn Monroe leans over the balcony of the Ambassador Hotel in March 1955 in New York City.
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Studio portrait of American actor Marilyn Monroe circa 1927, at the age of 6 months, sitting on a woolly rug in a white smock.
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Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait in 1947.
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Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of New York subway grating while in character for the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" in Manhattan on September 15, 1954.
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Marilyn Monroe circa 1954.
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Marilyn Monroe with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, during the location shoot of "The Misfits" in the Nevada Desert, 1960.
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Actress Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait circa 1952.
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Marilyn Monroe, a newly signed 20th Century-Fox contract girl in 1947, Los Angeles, California.
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Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell in a scene from "The Seven Year Itch," directed by Billy Wilder, 1955.
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