Marilyn Monroe (a.k.a. Norma Jeane Baker) was born exactly 85 years ago today. If you’re not already aware that Marilyn Monroe was and still is the quintessential American sex symbol, then this gallery of Marilyn Monroe photographs should be enough to convince you. Marilyn was born in Los Angeles and shuffled through a number of foster homes before launching a modeling career, which quickly led to film roles. She married and had relationships with some of the most powerful men in the world, including President John F. Kennedy. In 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a sleeping pill overdose. She was only 36 at the time, but since her tragic demise her image has been immortalized as a timeless symbol of beauty, sexuality, and bombshell blondes (even though she’s naturally a brunette). Take some time out of your busy day today to check out a hot blonde chick in remembrance of Marilyn Monroe, and enjoy this awesome gallery of Marilyn Monroe photographs.