Fact: The blonde wig Marilyn Monroe wore for her final film, The Misfits, is up for auction for the first time in almost 20 years. The hairpiece hit the Heritage Auctions block online on Saturday (12Nov16), with bidding starting at $10,000 (£7,935), reports TMZ.com. It previously sold for $29,900 (£23,730), and sale officials believe it will go for a minimum of $20,000 (£15,870) this time around.
Fact: A collection of movie and music memorabilia including Marilyn Monroe's red sequined gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will go on display at Christie's in London. The free exhibition, called Famous and Infamous, will also feature the desert robes of British officer D.E. Lawrence, the inspiration for Lawrence Of Arabia, and a Stetson hat worn by John Wayne.
Fact: Previously unseen photographs of Marilyn Monroe are to go on display in New York. The collection, entitled Marilyn: The Lost Photos, features snaps of the actress relaxing in between takes on the set of movies Niagara and River of No Return.
Quote: "I saw The Seven Year Itch at about seven years old. That Halloween I was Marilyn Monroe in the white dress, with the mole. I went to the vintage Levi's store in London yesterday, and the lady said that the '50s jeans were the ones Marilyn Monroe used to wear - the same style. I'm still thinking about them. Maybe I'll get them for Christmas. Then I can look like Marilyn Monroe." Elle Fanning cites Marilyn Monroe as her Hollywood icon.
Fact: Flowers will be placed on Marilyn Monroe's star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Sunday (05Aug12) to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic star's death.
Fact: Lana Del Rey channels both Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe in the video for her new single National Anthem. The seven-minute epic begins as the singer seductively performs Monroe's Happy Birthday song for rapper A$Ap Rocky as late U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and she also dresses as the late First Lady in the clip.
Fact: Lady GaGa channelled her inner Marilyn Monroe for tribute photo to the late Hollywood star on what would have been her 86th birthday on Friday (01Jun12). The singer curled her hair and donned red lipstick as she posed in her hotel room for the snap, which she posted on Twitter.com. She tweeted, "HappyBirthdayMarilyn They'll never take our blonde hair and lipstick."
Quote: "I wore wigs, but I had to keep my hair really bleached underneath because it would show through the wigs. My eyebrows had to be dark and they were reshaped. You go through so many grotesque phases making movies (laughs). I never really feel quite like myself. I just feel like a mutant - always halfway in between some other person and myself." Michelle Williams on her tough beauty regime to become Marilyn Monroe for new movie My Week With Marilyn.
Quote: "Marilyn was just human. She was made out to be this larger-than-life person but in reality she was just a girl who wanted to be loved. She was desperately trying to find her feet in the circus that went on around her. I think this industry is a bit mad and I can definitely relate to trying to find some sort of anchoring in it." My Week With Marilyn star Emma Watson identifies with tragic Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
Quote: "I spent six months trying to talk myself out of it because it was just so daunting. I was never really a very good student. I didn’t go to school for a terribly long time. I think I’m making up for it now. I worked so hard. I read all the books. I watched the movies. I was obsessed with her. I woke up with her every morning and I went to bed with her every night, in a way." Actress Michelle Williams on portraying Marilyn Monroe in new movie My Week With Marilyn.
Fact: A green dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1954 western River of No Return has sold for $504,000 (£336,000) at an auction in China.
Fact: A baseball sealed with a kiss by Marilyn Monroe has sold at auction for a massive $58,698 (£36,686). The ball features the late screen icon's signature and her lipstick mark.
Fact: The maid who wrote a tell-all book about her famous employer Marilyn Monroe has died. Lena Pepitone worked for the star before her tragic death and later published Marilyn Monroe Confidential in 1979. Pepitone was found dead at her apartment in New York on Wednesday (08Jun11). She was 86.
Fact: Animated movie star Jessica Rabbit has been named the Ultimate Screen Siren ahead of stars including Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. The Breakfast At Tiffany's actress was voted a close second in the Lovefilm.com poll, while Marilyn Monroe came third.
Fact: Michelle Williams and Dougray Scott turned heads in London's famous Bond Street by walking down the road arm-in-arm dressed as Marilyn Monroe and DOUGRAY SCOTT. The pair is filming new movie MY WEEK WITH MARILYN in the British capital.
Fact: Marilyn Monroe, Jim Carrey, Richard Pryor, Gary Oldman, Richard Gere, Christian Bale, Donald Sutherland, Mia Farrow and Dennis Quaid all share one thing in common - they have never been nominated for an Oscar.
Fact: A company in California is formulating a line of fragrances based on the DNA of dead celebrities including Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. The firm will make the perfumes using a "secret process" involving DNA tests performed on clippings from a celebrity hair collector.
Fact: Lindsay Lohan has again paid tribute to her Hollywood idol Marilyn Monroe with a new tattoo. The Mean Girls actress has had the Monroe quote, "I restore myself when I'm alone" inked onto her right forearm. Lohan also has another famous line from Monroe tattooed onto her wrist.
Fact: The crypt above movie icon Marilyn Monroe's final resting place was sold for $4.6 million (£2.9 million) on Monday (24Aug09). Bidding for the site at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, where Monroe was laid to rest in 1962, started on auction website eBay.com on 14 August (09).
Quote: "For me it's such an honour. They did this big collectors' item. It's part of the 'Blonde' edition. First they did Marilyn Monroe, then they did Goldie Hawn and then I'm the third." Supermodel Heidi Klum is delighted to have her own Barbie doll.
Fact: Lindsay Lohan has channelled screen icon Marilyn Monroe for another photoshoot. The star bared all for a provocative New York magazine spread last year (08), recreating the late star's final photos for the publication. And now Lohan has posed as Monroe again - donning a curly blonde hairstyle and a Monroe-printed dress for Spanish Vogue magazine.
Fact: A California man who found a little black dress in his closet was stunned when appraisers for U.S. TV series ANTIQUES ROADSHOW determined it once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. The frock - which Monroe was sewn into for 1959 film Some Like It Hot - is estimated to be worth $250,000 (GBP163,400).
Quote: "LILY is really retro so she's kind of like, 'Oh I wish you could work with Joan Crawford or JANICE JOPLIN. She's into Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon ' I'm like, 'They're dead now. I totally get it, but it's probably not going to happen.'" Kate Beckinsale's daughter LILY wants her mother to work with dead Hollywood celebrities.
Fact: Pop singer Pink put aside her punk rock image to perform at the 2008 American Music Awards on Sunday (23Nov08). The star channelled Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe when she donned a blonde hairstyle and floor-length gown to sing her hit song SOBER.
Fact: Pop singer Pink put aside her punk rock image to perform at the 2008 American Music Awards, channeling Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe when she donned a blonde hairstyle and floor-length gown to sing her hit song SOBER.
Fact: A rare first edition of Playboy magazine featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover has sold for $3,280 (GBP2,000) at Bloomsbury Auctions in London. That issue of the men's magazine also included a nude photograph of the star.
Fact: Late Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe washed her face 15 times a day for fear of blemishes.
Fact: Amateur film footage of Marilyn Monroe on the set of the 1959 movie Some Like It Hot has been sold for $14,400 (GBP8,000) at an auction in Australia. The two-and-a-half minute film was taken by a U.S. naval officer whom Monroe invited to visit the movie set.
Fact: Behind-the-scenes footage of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable on a movie set shortly before their deaths has sold for $62,850 (GBP31,000) at a U.S. auction. The film was taken on the set of 1960 movie The Misfits, shortly before Gable's death later that year. Monroe passed away two years later.
Fact: Behind-the-scenes footage of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable on a movie set shortly before their deaths is to go under the hammer in the U.S. The film was taken on the set of 1960 movie The Misfits, shortly before Gable's death later that year. Monroe passed away two years later.
Fact: Mexican actor Diego Luna plays a Michael Jackson doppelganger opposite Samantha Morton's Marilyn Monroe wannabe in director Harmony Korine's quirky new movie MISTER LONELY. The movie was shot in Plockton in the Scottish Highlands, where cult thriller The Wicker Man was filmed.
Quote: "He adores Marilyn Monroe and all she signifies. But I'm sure he's just being a good hubby when he calls me his Marilyn." Victoria Beckham is unsure whether her husband DAVID liked her recent blonde hairstyle.
Quote: "That was the hardest professional thing I ever had to do. I didn't want to forget the words. I sang CANDLE IN THE WIND so many times for Marilyn Monroe. I had only just rewritten the lyric. I had to have a teleprompter there, because I thought, if I make a mistake and I sing 'Good-Bye Norma Jean,' I'm going to be lynched." SIR Elton John was determined not to slip up while singing at the funeral of late royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.
Quote: "I'm not going to look at the photos - that's my daughter!" Born-again Christian MICHAEL LOHAN has no plans to look at his daughter LINDSAY's new Marilyn Monroe-inspired naked spread in New York magazine.
Fact: British soccer star David Beckham surprised his SPICE GIRL wife VICTORIA on St. Valentine's Day (14Feb08) with a nude painting of screen siren Marilyn Monroe. The L.A. Galaxy player reportedly paid a five-figure sum for the artwork.
Fact: Late Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe's reading glasses will go under the hammer later this month (19Dec07). The spectacles are expected to fetch up to $12,000 (GBP6,000) at a movie memorabilia auction in London.
Fact: The white dress Marilyn Monroe was wearing in the famous subway vent scene in THE SEVEN-YEAR ITCH is among seven costumes going on show at a British exhibition. The Lost Dresses of Marilyn Monroe will go on display at the Brighton Metropole Hotel in East Sussex, England, on Wednesday (03Oct07).
Fact: Beyonce Knowles will sing Marilyn Monroe's signature tune, DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND, as part of new TV ads for Emporio Armani's Diamonds fragrance. The commercials will debut in America this autumn (07).
Fact: A bronze statue of Marilyn Monroe was unveiled outside Los Angeles' Hollywood Museum yesterday (26OCT06) to honour what would have been the screen icon's 80th birthday.
Fact: Sexy screen siren Marilyn Monroe once wore a potato sack for a little-known print campaign to save America's once-struggling potato farming industry.
Fact: <p>Pop star Mariah Carey has three themed bathrooms in her sprawling New York apartment - one dedicated to children's character Hello Kitty, a Marilyn Monroe bathroom and a butterfly bathroom. </p>
Fact: <p>Celebrity photographer Mario Testino's candid beach shots of a naked Lindsay Lohan, which feature on the cover and inside the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine, were inspired by saucy shots taken of Marilyn Monroe in 1960. </p>
Fact: <p>A pool scene in Mariah Carey's new video DON'T FORGET ABOUT US, in which the diva is totally naked under the water, was inspired by a similar scene in Marilyn Monroe's unfinished final film SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE. </p>