Marilyn Monroe
FameRank: 10

"Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy"

/ Some Like It Hot (1960)

/ "Golden Globe for World Film Favorite: Female"

/ 1953, 1962


/ afiawards = "AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars" (1999)



"Marilyn Monroe" (born "Norma Jeane Mortenson"; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.

I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.

A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.

I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.

If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.

I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since.

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.

No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.

Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it.

I want to grow old without facelifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.

It is better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone else.

Ever notice that what the hell is always the right decision?

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.

Isn't there any other part of the matzo you can eat?

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.

I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.

I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.'

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as i can be a woman in it.

The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least i can dream.

Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle.

The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.

It's all make believe, isn't it?

I've been on a calendar, but never on time.