Died: August 5, 1962
From beyond the grave, the blonde bombshell still continues to make stack loads of cash, using her image for everything from Volkswagen to Visa. And recent deals for MasterCard and a Marilyn Monroe dress for Dolce & Gabbana are yet another revenue stream for the deceased star's estate.
Who benefits? CMG Worldwide manages her estate, and has authorised the use of her image on most things. On her death, the curvy celeb had a £1m fortune; 75% went to her acting coach Lee Strasberg and the rest to her psychoanalyst Dr Marianne Kris.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
x Share us on Facebook