5 Things We Learned From Marilyn Monroe's Final Interview The Day Before She Died

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, art, 1960s

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Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn! Monroe’s final interview revealed the importance of fame to the young starlet.

Marilyn Monroe told photographer Lawrence Schiller she had big plans to get Fox to stop paying attention to Elizabeth Taylor and start gazing her way. Well, it worked.  Vanity Fair’s June issue reveals details from Monroe’s final interview with Schiller before passing August 5, 1962 … along with some never-before-seen nude images.

Highlighted in the interview are her jealously of ever-popular Elizabeth Taylor, her hunger for fame, and deep-rooted insecurities.

1. Hugh Hefner paid $25,000 for a nude shot of Marilyn—the most money ever paid for a photograph by the magazine at the time.

While Taylor was earring a reported $1 million for the lead in 'Cleopatra,' Monroe earned $100,000 for 'Something's Got To Give,' her final never released film, except in an 87-minute 2001 documentary called 'Marilyn: The Final Days.'

'Cleopatra' earned a total domestic gross of slightly more than $57.7 million. Monroe's 'Some Like It Hot' earned $25 million.

3. Marilyn Monroe was extremely jealous of Elizabeth Taylor's success.

4. Marilyn had some serious self-esteem issues.

The star told Schiller she didn't feel successful. 'Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection,

5. She wanted to be a mum

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Read more of Monroe's final interview with Schiller at Vanity Fair.

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