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Rest in Peace Marilyn Monroe, June 1st 1962 - August 4th, 1962. 52 years ago on this day, Marilyn Monroe left us.

52 facts you may not know about Marilyn Monroe ~

  1. Marilyn died of an accidental overdose caused by an enema.
  2. Marilyn has a sister, Bernice and a niece, Mona Rae.
  3. Marilyn Monroe had 3 pregnancies followed by 3 miscarriages
  4. Marilyn was a natural brunette, she died her hair blonde.
  5. Marilyn was 5ft 5in.
  6. She had 6 legal names. Norma Jeane Baker, Norma Jeane Mortensen, Norma Jeane Doughtery, Norma Jeane DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe, and Marilyn Monroe Miller.
  7. Marilyn did not have any abortions. She wanted a baby more than anything.
  8. Marilyn’s favorite drink was a 1953 Dom Perignon. 
  9. Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn a dog named Maf in 1961.
  10. Marilyn was on the first cover of Playboy in 1953 but didn’t pose for it.
  11. Marilyn had 11 set of foster parents.
  12. Niagara was the only film in which her character dies.
  13. Marilyn was diagnosed with endometriosis. 
  14. Marilyn usually signed her letters, “Love and Kisses, Marilyn”
  15. Joe DiMaggio’s last words were, “I finally get to see Marilyn”
  16. Marilyn did not sing Santa Baby, it was Cynthia Basinet.
  17. Marilyn first got married at the age of 16 to Jim Doughtery.
  18. Don’t Bother to Knock was her lead role in a film.
  19. Marilyn converted to Judaism in 1956 to marry Arthur Miller.
  20. Marilyn was the first woman to have her own production company.
  21. Marilyn was originally the woman to play in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
  22. Arthur Miller wrote After the Fall after Marilyn died which was about their marriage.
  23. Marilyn did not make a sex tape.
  24. Throughout her adulthood Marilyn weighed about 116-121 lbs.
  25. Marilyn’s friend Allan Snyder did Marilyn’s makeup after she died before she went in her grave.
  26. Marilyn took medication for anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
  27. Marilyn loved New York City more than California.
  28. Jean Harlow was her idol.
  29. Marilyn claimed to never experience an orgasm during sex.
  30. Max Factor was her favorite lipstick brand.
  31. Marilyn traveled to London, Mexico, Korea, and Hawaii.
  32. Marilyn had blue eyes.
  33. Marilyn made 33 films, but never completed her 34th film.
  34. Marilyn traveled to Mexico to adopt a child but ended up donating $10,000
  35. Marilyn broke down at the 1950’s Academy Awards when she realized her dress ripped.
  36. Marilyn died at the age of 36 in her Brentwood home.
  37. The Misfits was both her and Clark Gable’s last completed film.
  38. Marilyn was paid very low and was not a millionaire.
  39. Marilyn’s favorite store was Bloomingdales.
  40. It took 60 takes for Marilyn to say “It’s me, Sugar,” in Some Like it Hot.
  41. Marilyn was buried in her favorite green Pucci dress.
  42. Marilyn was a huge fan of Abraham Lincoln and considered him her “father”
  43. Marilyn tried to convert back to Catholicism after her divorce with Arthur Miller, but failed.
  44. Her Brentwood home is the first and only house she owned alone.
  45. After her death a recorded of 12 people committed suicide over her death.
  46. Marilyn’s autobiography, My Story, was ghost written with Ben Hecht. 
  47. Marilyn took literature classes at UCLA.
  48. Marilyn loved reading, planting flowers, and animals.
  49. Marilyn was one of the first female movie stars who wore jeans.
  50. Marilyn has 5 toes on both her feet not, 6, as rumored.
  51. Marilyn’s famous subway dress scene was a big part of why her and Joe DiMaggio divorced.
  52. Marilyn Monroe died 52 years ago today on August 4th, 1962. She died around 11pm but wasn’t found until 5 am the next morning.