Marilyn Monroe photos released by Life

June 1, 2009 11:22:29 PM PDT
June first would have been Marilyn Monroe's 83rd birthday, and to mark that anniversary today released never before seen photographs of the iconic movie star.

They were taken by a life magazine photographer in 1950, and show Monroe at age 24, a few years before she burst onto the Hollywood scene.

The collection was discovered by life dot com last month-- editors think much of it was shot at Los Angele's Griffith Park.

Marilyn Monroe died of a mysterious drug over in 1962. She was just 36 years old.