That wasn't what we claimed. Here's the article, note the title, "The Best Actress of the 20th Century". Actress. I stick with Bette Davis. I especially love the movies where she plays twins (I believe there are two). And of course the two made All About Eve together.
Marilyn is a star, a superstar. The woman's been dead for nearly 50 years and she's still one of the biggest names in the world. That's a star.
And I love her movies.
And, FYI, there are several pieces about Marilyn Monroe at Third. Usually, they use this illustration when they run a Marilyn piece.
I think that's a great illustration.
My favorite Marilyn film is Some Like It Hot which I happen to think may just be the most perfect film of the 20th century. I can watch it over and over (and frequently do).
After that, close second, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
No one at Third dislikes Marilyn. We can pretty much quote everyone of her movies.
But we were looking for actress and we were thinking dramatic.
By that standard, Bette Davids more than wins. And she's a star in her own right.
But while Bette has more acting talent, Marilyn has more stardom and sparkle.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"