5 Most Memorable Marilyn Monroe Performances
5 Most Memorable Marilyn Monroe Performances, Some Like it Hot
"Some Like It Hot" (1959): This was the first title that came to mind when I began pondering this list. Maybe because it's the best film she was ever in — the Billy Wilder classic is listed as the greatest comedy ever by the American Film Institute — but also, the role of Sugar Kane Kowalczyk is just so quintessentially "her." Monroe is totally magnetic, with innocence and sexuality in equal measure. As the lead singer of an all-girl orchestra, she gets to sing, dance, play the ukulele and show off her comic timing. Monroe finds a tricky balance between her otherworldly looks and a down-to earth charm, and plays beautifully off Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.