Marilyn Monroe was unrecognizable at the time of her death
Marilyn Monroe is iconic for her blonde curls, red lips, and perfect beauty mark, but the star was shockingly unrecognizable at the time of her death.
According to the two morticians, who prepared Marilyn for burial, the legendary sex symbol had hairy legs, false teeth, and purple blotches all over her face when she was found dead aged 36 in 1962.
The morbid details about Monroe are revealed in famous celebrity mortician, Allan Abbot's new book, "Pardon My Hearse," which comes out June 15.
In one excerpt of the book, Abbot goes into deep detail and says the "Gentleman Prefer Blondes" star was very "average."
"When we removed the sheet covering her, it was almost impossible to believe this was the body of Marilyn Monroe," Abbot said. "She looked like a very average, aging woman who had not been taking very good care of herself."
In the 1960s, Allan Abbot and Ron Hast were the morticians of choice for the rich and famous. In addition to Monroe, the pair prepared the bodies of celebs like Natalie Wood, as well. Abbot details the day they picked up Wood in his book, as well.
And it seems like June is about all things Marilyn. Later this month, Julien's "Hollywood Legends Auction" will be putting some of Monroe's belongings up for bid. Some of these items include the last dress she wore in a film scene before she died, her grave maker, and even a medical X-ray. The dress alone is expected to bring in between $400,000 and $600,000.