Which perhaps explains why the corset that the actress wore in Bus Stop is expected to fetch $200,000 when it goes under the hammer in Los Angeles on 3 December 2011 - perfect timing for those looking to rock something a bit different at their office Christmas party.
The corset is just one item available in the 430-lot Debbie Reynolds Collection auction, which also includes Marilyn's costumes from films Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Let's Make Love. The first Debbie Reynolds Collection auction was held in the summer and received sales in excess of $22 million.
The infamous corset in action. Photo: Rex
Fancy getting some Marilyn style into your life but don't have $200,000 sloshing around in your bank account? Look no further than our Marilyn beauty inspiration gallery (including some rarely seen shots of the starlet).