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:
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.