Limited 2017 LP 180g pressing. Digitally remastered collection of favorites. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, Marilyn Monroe became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. More than half a century after her death, she continues to be considered a major popular culture icon.