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|Name||Norma Jeane Mortenson †|
|Born||June 1, 1926|
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Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), professionally recognized as Marilyn Monroe, was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Influence on Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has cited Monroe as one of her biggest influences. She was dressed as her in the music video for Madonna's single (featuring Minaj and rapper M.I.A.,"Give Me All Your Luvin'". Madonna and M.I.A. were also dressed as Marylin Monroe. The fifteenth track off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was titled "Marilyn Monroe" and was inspired by Monroe. Minaj also makes reference to Monroe in the first verse of "Girl On Fire (Inferno Version)", the remix of Alicia Keys' song "Girl On Fire".