Norma Jeane Mortenson, also known as Marilyn Monroe, was a famous singer, model, and American actress. Marilyn became a huge sex symbol during the 1950s and 1960s. Her career did not start off as an actress. She took off with being a model which assisted her in becoming a part of the cinema world. Her early performances did not draw a lot of attention, but her work in All About Eve and The Asphalt Jungle definitely gained the viewers and crtics attention. The last movie that that Monroe completed was The Misfits which was written by Arthur Miller, her then-husband. Marilyn was given the title of the sixth greatest female actress of all time in 1999 by the American Film Institute. After her death and even today, she is cited as a cultural and pop icon along with being remembered as the great American sex symbol. If you have not seen "Some like it Hot" you are missing the essence of what Marilyn brought to film, her comedic timing and her presence in movies like this fine example have become legendary over time.