Marilyn Monroe Finally Becomes The Face Of Her Favourite Perfume

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Photo: Courtesy of Chanel. It's no secret that Marilyn Monroe was not a fan of the pyjama. The actress famously said in an interview in 1952 that she wore "five drops of Chanel No. 5" and nothing else in bed. "I don't want to say nude," she said, "but it's the truth."

Although she did not appear in ads for Chanel No. 5 during her lifetime, Marilyn might just be perfume's best-known ambassador. And now, more than five decades later, Chanel is tapping into its most famous fan by featuring her in an ad campaign for the fragrance.

Marilyn is the 2013 face of the perfume, and her photos will appear in upcoming TV and print ad campaigns, and we have to admit that she's is a vast improvement on the previous batch of Chanel No. 5 ads featuring a certain Mr Jolie...

So how did it come about? Chanel apparently discovered an unreleased recording of the actress discussing her nocturnal habits, and that famous quote. Watch the video below to hear the original recording.