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Marilyn Monroe's House

The final residence of the famous actress where she spent her last days


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Marylin Monroe is a pop culture icon, a sex symbol, and one of the most photographed people of the 20th century. In the list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood, The American Film Institute ranked her sixth. In 1962, the actress purchased a home at 12305 5th Helena Drive in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was the 43rd home where she lived, and it has become her final residence.

The Spanish-style one-story hacienda in Brentwood occupies 2,900 square feet (269 square meters). Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this L-shaped house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Marilyn Monroe occupied a bedroom with a fireplace and large windows overlooking the garden. She was found dead there on August 5, 1962, after a barbiturate overdose. The circumstances of her death are still considered unclear and mysterious.

The backyard of the house, which was built in 1929, has a bean-shaped pool. On over half an acre of land, there's also a citrus grove and a guest house. The property was purchased by Monroe for $77,500. In 2017, it was sold for $7.25 million.

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