Marilyn Monroe: a life in quotes
On 5 August 2012, it will be 50 years since the death of screen icon Marilyn Monroe. History has often cast her in the role of tragic victim, the platinum blonde sex object at the mercy of Hollywood men. But while Marilyn was a troubled, often difficult figure, she was also smart, witty and self-aware.
To celebrate the woman who was often seen but not heard, here are 50 quotes attributed to Marilyn Monroe: Marilyn in her own words.