In Bus Stop, Monroe plays a saloon singer with little talent who falls in love with a stubborn cowboy with boyish good looks, played by actor Don Murray. When Marilyn went a little too far during a scene that involved slapping him with her sequined costume, Don endured painful facial cuts on set. But the job wasn't too tough. Don also admitted that Marilyn was actually naked under the sheets during filming, since she thought that's what her character would do.
Tom Ewell stars opposite Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch. The film includes the infamous scene with Marilyn's skirt blowing over the subway grates. Her then-husband Joe DiMaggio was reportedly there during the filming and infuriated by the whole scene. Apparently Joe and Marilyn got the nine-month itch and ended their short marriage during the filming.
It may seem like Tony and Marilyn have got some serious chemistry in this photo, but the reality was quite the contrary. In Some Like It Hot, Marilyn developed a close bond with her other costar Jack Lemmon, but after hearing that Tony Curtis had described their love scenes "like kissing Hitler," she developed a deep disdain for the actor.
In Don't Bother to Knock Marilyn is a disturbed babysitter watching a child at the same New York hotel where a handsome pilot, portrayed by Richard Widmark, is staying.
Cary Grant is a sexy scientist looking for the elixir of youth in the comedy Monkey Business. Marilyn plays his secretary!
In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn Monroe's character Lorelei is engaged to Gus (Tommy Noonan), a rich young man who is willing to do, and buy, just about anything to make her happy.
In The Prince and the Showgirl Olivier was Marilyn's director and costar. He praised her as "a brilliant comedienne, which to me means she is also an extremely skilled actress." But working together wasn't so easy, as we see in the new movie My Week With Marilyn.
In Let's Make Love, actor Yves Montand and Marilyn have a romantic affair that made a stir both on and off screen. The two became involved in a relationship, but Montand refused to leave his wife for Miss Marilyn.
Robert Mitchum knew Marilyn Monroe when she was Norma Jean Baker. The two friends were able to work together in the film River of No Return, in which Robert plays a farmer who became connected to Marilyn's character, an attractive saloon girl, after her husband leaves her behind.
The Misfits was Marilyn's final film. Her husband Arthur Miller had written the script about a beautiful divorcée and some aging cowboys. She played opposite Clark Gable, who passed away shortly after filming.