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What was Marylin Monroe’s net worth when she died?

The fifties icon is back in the headlines with the release of a new biopic of her life starring Ana de Armas.

Update:
Director Andrew Dominik and cast member Ana de Armas attend a photocall for the Marilyn Monroe biopic "Blonde" during the 70th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, Spain, September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Marilyn Monroe is well known in history as a style icon in the post-war period. As such the new Netflix biopic of her life named ‘Blonde’ has just hit the streaming site. It it rated NC-17 so expect some unseemly sights; certainly not for children.

For the wealth at the time of her death Netflix quotes figures from celebritynetworth.com that say she had $800,000, around $7 million in today’s money.

Her will left $10,000 to her half-sister, Berniece Miracle, as well as a $5,000 trust for her child. $100,000 was left to Monroe’s mother Gladys Baker

In terms of electrical property, 75 percent was left to her acting coach Lee Strasberg and his wife. Lee Strasburg remarried in 1967 to an Anna Mizrahi who inherited the estate upon her husband’s death in 1982. This stake was sold in 2011 to Authentic Brands Group for an estimated $20 million and $30 million. This is probably the best figure for Monroe’s net worth; it is what this film and her legacy is built upon.

The remaining 25 percent was left to her therapist, Dr. Marianne Kris.

Where you can watch Blonde

The movie ‘Blonde’ is based on the bestselling novel written by Joyce Carol Oates of the same name. The film delves into the life of Marilyn Monroe that the public didn’t see by fictionalising real elements of the late star who was “watched by all, seen by none.”

The film is out globally on Netflix from September 28 so in all liklihood you can watch it now.