Voted 'Sexiest Woman of the Century' by People Magazine.
In 1961, after her divorce from Arthur Miller, she purchased a 2900 square foot hacienda style house in Brentwood, for $77,500.
Named 2nd Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premier Magazine, behind #1 Cary Grant and before #3 Tom Cruise.
She campaigned to play the Maria Schell role in "The Brothers Karamazov," but she was never seriously considered.
Director Billy Wilder was quoted as saying, "The great success of Monroe... was that she did not infuriate the female.".