Netflix’s latest documentary, titled The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes, delves into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 death decades on.


The death of the movie star and pop icon came as a huge shock – she was only in her 30s. And according to Netflix’s new documentary, which blends archival footage with interviews and previously unheard recordings of those who knew the star well, there is indeed plenty more to the story.

The official synopsis reads: “Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death spawned conspiracies and rumours for decades, often overshadowing her talent and shrewdness.

“By piecing together her final weeks, days and hours through previously unheard recordings of those who knew her best, this feature illuminates more of her glamorous, complicated life and offers a new perspective on that fateful night.”

Read on for everything you need to know about The Unheard Tapes.

The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes release date

Netflix released The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes on Wednesday 27th April.

Who was Marilyn Monroe?

For over a decade, Marilyn Monroe was the biggest name in Hollywood. An actress, singer and model, many think of Marilyn as the ultimate bombshell and to say that she was one of the biggest names on the planet is no overstatement.

Movies such as As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business helped to propel her into stardom and she did not look back in the immediate years that followed. But while she was winning awards, such as a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in Some Like It Hot, there was a darker side to her story.

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Addiction and mood disorders plagued her, and her marriages were both doomed to end in divorce. An overdose at her Los Angeles home ultimately led to her death at the young age of 36. It was ruled as a "probable suicide".

What is The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes about?

The official synopsis reads: "This documentary explores the mystery surrounding the death of movie icon Marilyn Monroe through previously unheard interviews with her inner circle.

"Long-unheard talks with John Huston and Hollywood's elite help piece together Marilyn Monroe's life and untimely death."

So expect to hear from those close to Marilyn, and recordings from back in the day that have never been heard before. This will be a must for any fans of Marilyn Monroe - and there are still millions to this day.

Is there a The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes trailer?

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