Marilyn Monroe: Facts About What Marilyn Monroe's Favorite Things

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Marilyn Monroe facts - her favorite things. What are some facts about what Marilyn Monroe loved in life?

It's an undisputed fact that Marilyn Monroe is a living legend as the world's most iconic sex symbol. Say what you will about this stunning beauty and comic actress of the 1950's, Marilyn Monroe is the most famous blonde to ever walk the planet. What were some of Marilyn's favorite things? It's a known fact that she loved Chanel No. 5 perfume and loved to be carefree.

What are some other favorites of Marilyn Monroe's?

Marilyn Monroe's favorite colors were black, white, red, and beige. Marilyn wore a number of white dresses and was often seen in black as well.  In several of her movies she was seen in red dresses.

Another favorite of Marilyn's on Facts & Info (on, was the beverage, Dom Perignon 1953.

The actresses' favorite place to shop was Bloomingdales in New York.  Marilyn was probably Bloomingdales favorite client!

Marilyn loved Romanoff's restaurant.  It was a Beverly Hills restaurant that catered to the rich and famous throughout the 1940's and 1950's.

It's another well-know fact that Marilyn Monroe adored actor, Clark Gable. She starred with the legendary actor in The Misfits in 1961 just prior to his death.

Other favorite actors of Marilyn's were Marlon Brando and Charlie Chaplin.

What about Marilyn's favorite actresses?  Jean Harlow was a huge inspiration for Marilyn Monroe and it's easy to see the similarities. Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers, Marie Dressler, Joan Crawford, and Olivia de Havilland were other silver screen influences of Marilyn's.

Marilyn Monroe's favorite singers were Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. She was even given a dog from Sinatra that she named "Maf" (speculated to be over his alleged mafia connections).

Marilyn fans are aware of the fact that Abraham Lincoln was a hero of her's. Monroe is quoted as saying:

“My father is Abraham Lincoln- I mean I think of Lincoln as my father. He was a wise and good man.”

Marilyn was a fascinating actress who was capable of captivating the world with not only her undeniable beauty, but her endearing qualities.  She was sweet, funny, and intrigued the masses while bringing sexual expression to the forefront.

Marilyn Monroe's other favorite things in life weren't necessarily documented. They were, rather, favorite moments and times in life. She yearned to be loved and taken seriously. When she experienced those satisfying moments they stood out above and beyond anything else.



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