Saying that Marilyn Monroe transcended from film icon to pop culture icon is an understatement. You'd be crazy not to recognize the O.B. (original bombshell) who's been plastered on various kinds of memorabilia. But before she became an everlasting icon, Monroe was killing audiences with more than her curves.
That's right, she had killer comedic timing. This was especially true in Some Like it Hot, where she played Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk, a ukulele-playing singer. The beautiful blonde more than held her own against comedic greats Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon dressed in drag—she overshadowed them. Monroe's performance made the film one of the most iconic comedies ever, and yet, still no Oscar.