Marilyn Monroe’s death was considered a national tragedy and loss. Even today, she is often quoted and her image used to make things more beautiful and sellable. Back when she was alive, Monroe was a talented actress and a loved celebrity. Her love life, on the other hand, was reportedly in complete shambles and is one of the primary causes cited for nearly a third of the conspiracy theories regarding her death.
Marilyn. Marilyn Monroe rebuilt herself, acted, performed and died. She was an interesting person who really built herself up to become something much better than she was expected to become. Her death was the catalyst for a ton of rumors that really only made other people money.
Bruising. There was reportedly unexpected bruising on Marilyn’s face, which could have been considered post-mortem. She was found lying on her front with the phone still in hand. The bruising found on Marilyn’s body and the lack of medication in her stomach also fueled the rumors that someone had a hand in her death.
Bungled Investigation. The investigation was poorly handled and that only added fuel to the fire. People were sure that there was involvement from higher-ups to interfere.
Kennedy Involvement. There were rumors about the Kennedy Brothers and Marilyn on separate occasions. When a book came out by a man claiming he had been married to Marilyn, it contained even more rumors; these theories then gained traction because they were salacious.
Robert. Robert Kennedy was mentioned as her murderer in several conspiracy theories. Purportedly, she was passed to Robert by JFK and when they split, he had to work out how to keep her from talking. Most notably, it was said that Robert orchestrated the appearance of a suicide to keep Marilyn from revealing important secrets, both personal and government related. Supposedly, he murdered her with an enema.
JFK. JFK was mentioned and thought to be the least probable. This conspiracy theory is usually based on him reneging on comments to make her his second wife and first lady.
Jackie O. One of the most hushed and whispered conspiracy theories is that Jackie Kennedy was responsible for Marilyn’s death. In this theory, she felt that Marilyn was a loose cannon who could expose the affair with the president and embarrass her. This version usually features phone calls and super stealthy chess master moves by the former first lady.
Mafia. The conspiracy theories that involve the mafia are twofold. In one version, the mafia is used by the Kennedys to murder Marilyn. In the other, the mafia murder her to hurt the Kennedys' reputation.