Hollywood's biggest stars before her untimely death.Appearing in Hollywood classics like How to Marry a Millionaire and Some Like It Hot, Marilyn became a household name before her death in 1962, aged only 36.The world was left in mourning and Marilyn quickly became one of the world's most recognisable faces.READ MORE: Gladiators’ Jet shares 'nervous twitch' to keep 'ogling eyes' off her impressive figureIn honour of what would've been Marilyn's 96th birthday, the Daily Star have complied a list of things you may not have known about the screen siren.Photographer Billy Ray revealed Marilyn's crystal-covered nude dress was "skin tight" leaving Marilyn to be "sewn into" the infamous dress.
Detailing the moment in 2014, Billy said: “There was this long, long pause . . . and finally, she comes out with this unbelievably breathy, ‘Happy biiiiirthday to youuuu,’ and everybody just went into a swoon.”The dress became the highest selling dress when it sold for $1.26 million at auction in 1999.
It has since been worn by Kim Kardashian at the 2022 Met Gala.In the 1953, the blonde bombshell starred in the very first edition of Playboy, stunning readers in a black, plunging halter neck dress on the front cover, solidifying her sex symbol status.However, Playboy bachelor and editor in chief Hugh Hefner revealed her never actually met Marilyn."The reality is that I never met her, I talked to her once on the phone, but I never met her," he once said.In 1992, Hugh purchased the crypt next to hers for $75,000, saying: “I will be laid to rest in a vault next to hers.Read more on dailystar.co.uk