Marilyn Monroe, shown in this image taken by her makeup artist, would be 86 had she not died 50 years ago, Aug. 5, 1962. Here are more images of the actress-sex symbol.
Actress Marilyn Monroe on the set of "The Seven Year Itch," directed by Billy Wilder in 1955.
Marilyn Monroe smiles as she poses with fans in front of the Wilshire Beauty Shop at the premiere of director Jean Negulesco's film "How to Marry a Millionaire," in Hollywood, Calif.
Marilyn Monroe, left, with her husband, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, in a undated photo.
A young Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait in 1947 before she became a blonde.
Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait in this undated photo.
Marilyn Monroe poses for a photo in August 1950 in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.
From left, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe in a scene from the 1952 comedy "Monkey Business."
Marilyn Monroe poses for a photo in Los Angeles at the Bel Air Hotel in 1952.
Marilyn Monroe poses for the 1953 film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." The film also starred Jane Russell with Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, Taylor Holmes and Norma Varden.