In her autobiography, 'My Story', she recounted her guardian told her she was a direct descendant of James Monroe. Her mother's maiden name was Monroe, but there is no evidence she was a descendant of the U.S. President.
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), an actress and model. She became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962.