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Who Has the Best Movies, Marilyn or Elizabeth and Why?

Updated on October 13, 2017

Elizabeth Taylor's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958

Marilyn Monroe Don't Bother to Knock 1952

Who has the best movies Marilyn or Elizabeth?

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Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra 1963

Marilyn Monroe Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor born February 27, 1932 was a famous actress known for her amazing movies, her beauty, and her scandalous marriages. She began her long film career at the age of 10, featured in such movies as Lassie Come Home (1943), National Velvet, and Jane Eyre (1944) as a child actress. However she was not just an actress working in Hollywood, she was an entrepreneur and humanitarian. She has her own foundation called the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation for research on the cure for HIV/AIDS. Also she was the first celebrity to have her own fragrance collection called, Passion released in 1987 and White Diamonds in 1991. Elizabeth's movies are groundbreaking such as Cleopatra (1963) which brought in one of the highest amount of box office tickets that year earning $57.7 million in the United States at the box office. She also was paid $1 million dollars for making that film which was the most an actress has ever been paid for making a film at the time. This phenomenal actress has made lots of great movies in her career up until the age of 69 in the movie These Old Broads (2001) also starring the late Debbie Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine, and Joan Collins. Elizabeth Taylor passed away on March 23, 2011 at the age of 79. May this violet eyed beauty rest in peace.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 was a famous actress however lived a very scandalous and tragic life. From her childhood she was sent to numerous foster homes and then in her adult life she was involved in numerous affairs supposedly with John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy as well as others. She also suffered from mental health issues and was eventually admitted into a hospital. Now to the positive aspect of her life which is her movies. She starred in well known movies like Gentleman Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, and my personal favorite Niagara all made in 1953. Marilyn mostly made movies as the "dumb blonde" character but also made serious movies like Don't Bother to Knock 1952, and River of No Return 1954 also starring Robert Mitchum. Marilyn wasn't just an actress she was also a model. She was the first person ever to cover the late Hugh Hefner's Playboy Magazine in December 1953. Even with all the good things that happened in her life eventually the tragedies would catch up with Marilyn. On August 5,1962 Marilyn Monroe passed away at the age of 36. Her legacy will live on forever!

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