Marilyn Monroe, a name known to every generation! Whether sublime, touching, or pathetic, she personified the fantasies of the secret world of Hollywood. But behind the glittering myth was a woman whose life was anything but charmed. It is this singular life, from her turbulent childhood, via her tumultuous love life and her proximity to the highest spheres of society, to her tragic final days, that the authors have retraced here in vivid detail. Full of humor, the "Stars of History" collection offers a fresh new look at the legends of cinema.