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Marilyn Monroe: 10 Things That Will Surprise You

Secrets even now about the star's relationships with everyone from JFK to Arthur Miller

America’s most famous sex symbol continues to make headlines.

Over the years, we learned her cosmetic-surgery records surfaced, indicating that she’d had a chin implant and possibly a nose job (those X-rays and medical notes were since sold at auction for $25,600). In addition, Forbes ranked Marilyn Monroe as 2013’s sixth highest-earning dead celebrity (after Michael Jackson, Elvis, Charles M. Schulz, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bob Marley). She was also named the new face of Chanel No. 5 in October of that same year!

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On what would have been her 91st birthday (June 1), we got to thinking: What else would surprise us about America’s favorite platinum-blonde icon?

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Here are 10 crazy facts you might not have known about Marilyn:

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1.) Monroe received only $50 to pose for the nude photos that appeared in the inaugural issue of Playboy magazine. Photographer Tom Kelley originally took the pictures in 1949 for use in a calendar, but Hugh Hefner bought the negatives from the calendar company years later, after Monroe’s star was on the rise. He paid $500, but the shots made him millions.

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