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TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

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TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

 

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TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: TRUE

"That’s the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing. But if I’m going to be a symbol of something I’d rather have it sex than some other things they’ve got symbols of!” READ MORE: Celebs with the best beach style

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: FALSE

"Well behaved women rarely make history". This is actually a quote from Harvard professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. READ MORE: Why we're so obsessed with Zoe Kravitz right now

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: TRUE

"I sleep in Chanel Number Five." READ MORE: 9 of Mel B's scariest vintage Spice Girls looks

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: FALSE

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Actually the words of French author Andre Gide. READ MORE: Prince William's pet name for Kate revealed

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: MAYBE?

"I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best." There's no documented proof Marilyn ever said this, but its true origins are obscure. READ MORE: The best celeb Instas of Cannes 2015

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: TRUE

"I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but beause I had never belonged to anyone or anything else." READ MORE: 6 times Lena Dunham kept it real on Insta

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: FALSE

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition". Nope, that would be by Timothy Leary. READ MORE: 18 coolest celebrity moms

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: FALSE

"To all those girls who think they're fat for not being size 0: its not you who's ugly,its society." Size 0 didn't exist in Marilyn's time, so this is just a flat out fabrication. READ MORE: Your complete guide to Audrey Hepburn's hair

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: TRUE

"I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest." READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the Cambridge family

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: TRUE

"Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents." READ MORE: 16 times we wished we were Gigi Hadid

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com

TRUE OR FALSE: Which of these famous quotes did Marilyn Monroe ACTUALLY say?

Marilyn Monroe quote: FALSE

"You are a shooting star that shines like a moon with a soul deeper than the bottom of the ocean. So don't let an eagle steal your light because they're jealous of the sun." Yeah, we just made that up. READ MORE: Will and Kate's best PDA moments

By: Sarah Laing Source: Getty Credits: ELLECanada.com
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