Marilyn’s Still Top of the Polls

Great Americans: Marilyn holding her lithograph of Abraham Lincoln. Photo by Milton Greene, 1954

While Marilyn is regularly cited in lists of the world’s greatest sex symbols, her historical and cultural impact is sometimes overlooked. Not so this week, as The Smithsonian magazine includes her in a special dedicated to the 100 Most Significant Americans, alongside Madonna, Bette Davis, Mary Pickford and Oprah Winfrey (on newsstands today for $9.99); meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that she is ranked 17th in a Sky Arts poll of 40 Women Who Changed the World.


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