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It's difficult to discuss suicide. But a number of notable female movie stars, authors, and models have killed themselves over the years, and their stories are worth examining. Many of these women who killed themselves did so after suffering from depression for many years. Some famous women suicides have been debated as being cover-ups for foul play.

Who are some famous women 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, though, believe that she may have been killed by Robert or John. F. Kennedy; she was rumored to have had affairs with both men.

Virginia Woolf committed suicide by drowning in 1941. In part, her suicide note read, "Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can’t concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness." Other famous women who committed suicide include Jean Seberg, Dana Plato, and Carole Landis.

Are you surprised that so many famous women have taken their own lives? Look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Women 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, however, believe that she may have been killed by Robert or John. F. Kennedy; she was rumored to have had affairs with both men.

Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl

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

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Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Women Who Committed Suicide
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Virginia Woolf committed suicide by drowning in 1941. In part, her suicide note read, "Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can’t concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness."

Age: Died at 59 (1882-1941)

Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer

Credits: Orlando, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Golven

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#35 on The Best Writers of All Time

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#2 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#18 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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L'Wren Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Women Who Committed Suicide
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On March 17, 2014, L'wren Scott committed suicide by hanging at the age of 49. She had recently split up with her long-time boyfriend, Mick Jagger.

Age: Died at 50 (1964-2014)

Birthplace: Utah, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Model, Costume Designer

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Jean Seberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Women Who Committed Suicide
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Jean Seberg was found dead from an apparent suicide in 1979 at the age of 40. She was missing for several days before her body was found. Many believed that the FBI may have had something to do with her death, as she was the focus of a smear campaign due to her support of the Black Panther Party.

Age: Died at 41 (1938-1979)

Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Actor

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

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