Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model and singer. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexplained death in 1962. More than half a century after her death, she continues to be considered a major popular culture icon. In the following decades after her death several theories have been introduced to contradict suicide as the cause of Monroe's death, including murder and accidental overdose. The murder speculations first gained mainstream attention in 1973, and didn't stop there... so what really happend to Marilyn Monroe??