Marilyn Monroe (Los Angeles, 1926-1962). American actress, model, and singer, who became one of the most important icons of her time, starring in a number of successful motion pictures during the 50s and early 60s. She had her first leading role in Don't Bother to Knock (1952). Ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. Among others awards, she won two Golden Globe Awards, and a Donatello Award.