She was born Norma Jean Baker in Los Angeles, California, on 1 June 1926. If anything, Marilyn's private life is more responsible for her enduring fame than her acting. She was married to baseball star Joe DiMaggio, the playwright Arthur Miller and is notoriously said to have had an affair with President John F. Kennedy, who she famously sang 'Happy Birthday' to at a 1962 televised celebration. She spent many years in foster homes as a child and seemed to long for stability in life, finding the trappings of fame increasingly difficult. Especially during her time with Miller, she struggled to get away from the blonde bombshell glamour image that had captivated the world, wanting to attempt more serious roles. Things tragically never quite worked out the way she wanted. It is, perhaps, her vulnerabilities as much as her iconic beauty and charm that make her legend so enduring.