Was roommates with Shelley Winters
when they were both starting out in Hollywood.
Playboy "Sweetheart" of the Month, December 1953.
When she died in 1962 at age 36, she left an estate valued at $1.6 million. In her will, Monroe bequeathed 75% of that estate to Lee Strasberg, her acting coach, and 25% to Dr. Marianne Kris, her psychoanalyst. A trust fund provided her mother, Gladys Baker Eley, with $5,000 a year. When Dr. Kris died in 1980, she passed her 25% on to the Anna Freud Centre, a children's psychiatric institute in London. Since Strasberg's death in 1982, his 75% has been administered by his widow, Anna, and her lawyer, Irving Seidman
The licensing of Marilyn's name and likeness, handled world-wide by Curtis Management Group, reportedly nets the Monroe estate about $2 million a year.
Started using the name Marilyn Monroe in 1946, but did not legally change it until 1956.
Appeared on the first cover of Playboy in 1953.
Hundreds of items of memorabilia auctioned off in late October, 1999 by Christie's, with her infamous 'JFK' birthday-gown fetching over $1 million.
Hugh M. Hefner owns the burial vault next to hers.
Died with the phone in her hand.
Her first modeling job paid only five dollars.
Frequently used Nivea moisturizer.
On Thursday, February 23rd, 1956, she obtained order from the City Court of the State of New York to legally change her name from Norma Jeane Mortenson to Marilyn Monroe.
In 1999, a make-up kit that she had owned sold for $266,500.
Her "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress sold for $1,267,500.00, a world record for the most expensive piece of clothing ever sold, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
There are over 600 books written about her.
At 168, Marilyn's IQ was significantly higher than John F. Kennedy's 129. (A score of 100 is considered average and 150 to be highly gifted).
The daughter of a mentally ill mother who left her to abusive foster homes and an orphanage
Somethings Got To Give
Some Like It Hot
(1959) $200,000 + 10% gross over $4 million.
(1956) $100,000+500/week expenses
The Seven Year Itch
There's No Business Like Show Business
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
We're Not Married! (1952) $750/wk
Clash by Night
All About Eve
(1950) $500/wk, 1-wk guarantee
The Asphalt Jungle
Ladies of the Chorus
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) $75/week