She sought out the press in a mutually beneficial relationship that lasted her entire life and career.
The couple eloped in January 1954 and divorced in October 1955.
Asked what she had on, she answered, 'The radio'.
Star-maker machinery was at work when Marilyn became the first centerfold in Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine in December 1953.
And he continued to use it with a 2 inch Steinheil lens.
In November 1954, around a month after the famous scene was filmed, the couple divorced.
Robert Wagner with a seductive Marilyn Monroe on his lap during a test scene for Let's Make It Legal on June 14, 1951.
Stay Gold: One of Hugh Hefner's favorite things about the December issue pictured , besides his favorite Playboy Bunny Marilyn Monroe, is the magazine's gold foil cover 'This is the first time we've shown the totality of our collection, from the beginning to almost days before the end of her life.