8. Marilyn Monroe
Jayne Mansfield may have been one of Hollywood’s greatest blonde bombshells, but Marilyn Monroe was the blonde bombshell from Hollywood’s history. Monroe had unmatched beauty that made her an icon in Hollywood and possessed childlike attributes that gave her an appearance as being vulnerable. Beautiful and confident on the outside, Monroe was anxious and depressed on the inside. A string of high profile, failed relationships led to depression and drug abuse.
Monroe placed high value on her relationships, but their failure crushed her. She was famously married to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and famed playwright Arthur Miller. The loss of those relationships, combined with the stain of rumored affairs with President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy, pushed her over the edge. Monroe was found dead of a barbiturate overdose in Brentwood, CA on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36.