Marilyn Monroe plastic surgery files to be sold
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Medical files proving that screen icon Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery including on her nose and chin are to be sold at auction next month, auctioneers said on Tuesday.
The files going under the hammer include X-rays of the Some Like It Hot sex symbol who died aged 36 in 1962, as well as doctors' notes which show she had an ectopic pregnancy five years before her death.
"Rumours regarding Marilyn Monroe's plastic surgery continue to astonish the media and public," and exactly what procedures she underwent has "long remained a mystery," said Julien's Auctions in Hollywood.
"Because her looks were so natural, it was hard for many to believe the reports that in 1950 Monroe had undergone her first plastic surgery." But it said the files "clear any doubt of Monroe's early plastic surgery procedures and cast new details on the actual procedures that would transform (Monroe) during a time when plastic surgery was not a popular procedure."