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Fame and fortune doesn't always equate to happiness. Tragically, that seems to hold true for these famous actresses who committed suicide. There have been several notable actress suicides that have shocked the world. Many of these actresses who killed themselves did so after suffering from depression for many years, though some also struggled with addiction.

Who are some famous actresses who committed suicide? Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home on August 5, 1962, at the age of 36. She had apparently overdosed on pills, and her death was ruled a probable suicide. Conspiracy theorists, however, believe she may have been killed by Robert or John. F. Kennedy; she was rumored to have had affairs with both men.

On July 1, 1996, Margaux Hemingway died of a barbiturate overdose at the age of 42. Her death was later ruled a suicide. Many members of her family have taken their own lives, including her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway. Other famous actresses who killed themselves include Dana Plato, Jean Seberg, and Carole Landis.

Are you surprised that so many famous actresses took their own lives? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Jean Seberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actresses Who Committed Suicide
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Jean Seberg was found dead from an apparent suicide in 1979, at the age of 41. She was missing for several days before her body was found.

Age: Died at 41 (1938-1979)

Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States of America

Credits: Breathless, Airport, Paint Your Wagon, The Mouse That Roared

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Margaux Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Actresses Who Committed Suicide
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On July 1, 1996, Margaux Hemingway died of a barbiturate overdose at the age of 42. Her death was later ruled a suicide. Many members of her family have taken their own lives, including her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway.

Age: Died at 42 (1954-1996)

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Credits: Lipstick, Over the Brooklyn Bridge, They Call Me Bruce?, Double Obsession

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actresses Who Committed Suicide
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Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home on August 5, 1962, at the age of 36. She had apparently overdosed on pills, and her death was ruled a probable suicide. Conspiracy theorists believe that she may have been killed by Robert or John. F. Kennedy, because she was rumored to have had affairs with both men.

Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire

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Carole Landis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Actresses Who Committed Suicide
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On July 5, 1948, Carole Landis committed suicide by overdosing at the age of 29. She was reportedly devastated by that fact that her lover, Rex Harrison, wouldn't leave his wife for her.

Age: Died at 29 (1919-1948)

Birthplace: Fairchild, Wisconsin, United States of America

Credits: Topper Returns, My Gal Sal, Three Texas Steers, I Wake Up Screaming, One Million B.C., + more

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