Inside Marilyn Monroe’s Los Angeles Home Where She Spent the Last Days of Her Life

Marilyn Monroe was a model, an actor, a singer, and one of the most famous sex symbols in the 1950s and ’60s. She starred in a number of classic films and is often referred to as the original blonde bombshell. The star lived in and rented dozens of different houses and mansions throughout her career. But the one she actually owned is where she spent her last days before she was found dead on Aug. 4, 1962.

Here’s a look inside some of the residences where Monros stayed including her $1 million Los Angeles home.

Marilyn Monroe, who owned a Los Angeles home, poses for a portrait on a lounge chair in a bathing suit and high heels
Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait on a lounge chair in a bathing suit and high heels | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

A rundown of a few places where Monroe lived

After Monroe’s marriage to James Dougherty ended, one of the first places she lived was in LA’s female-only Hollywood Studio Club.

The Seven Year Itch actor also called Beverly Hills home for a time settling in a nearly 5,900-square-foot property boasting five bedrooms and six bathrooms. But she left that house and moved into the Beverly Carlton Hotel for a while.

Before she and New York Yankees player Joe DiMaggio tied the knot, they had a pad in the Hollywood Hills. Located in the Outpost Estates near Runyon Canyon the house is 3,300 square feet spread out over two floors with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. 

After Monroe and the baseball star separated, she rented a beautiful 2,032-square-foot penthouse apartment in West Hollywood’s Granville Towers. Some of the building’s amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a clubhouse, a pool, and a spa. Portia de Rossi is one of residents who owned that place after Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe seen reading on a sofa bed circa 1951
Marilyn Monroe reading on a sofa bed | Archive Photos/Getty Images

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Inside her Brentwood Los Angeles home where she spent her final days

Monroe purchased her first home in February 1962 following the end of her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller. At the time she paid somewhere between $77,000 and $80,000 for it.

The abode is located on 12305 5th Helena Drive in the Brentwood section of LA. It’s an L-shaped one-story Spanish Colonial Revival that was built in 1929 and sits on more than half an acre. The inside has 2,600-square feet of living space with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Some of the property’s outdoor amenities include a swimming pool, a neatly landscaped yard with fruit trees, patios, and a guesthouse.

A few people who owned the home after Monroe said they believe it is haunted by the glamorous movie star.

In 2017, it was listed at $6.9 million and sold for $7.25 million.

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Another house connected to the late star hit the market reported that in 2022, the Sun Valley, Idaho compound where Monroe filmed scenes for the movie Bus Stop went up for sale.

The 12-acre estate is made up of the main house, a guesthouse, and a barn for entertaining. The main house spans 6,000 square feet and has five bedrooms with five-and-a-half-bathrooms. The guesthouse is 2000-square-foot and features two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, while the barn is a 3000-square-foot event space.

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