Marilyn Monroe's Iconic White Dress Nets $4.6 Million for Debbie Reynolds

The costume was featured in one of the most famous film scenes of all times.

Debbie Reynolds put a portion of her collection up for auction this weekend at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, and the grand prize, Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch, sold for a whopping $4.6 million, according to the L.A. Times

The dress was featured in one of the most famous films scenes of all times when the air from a subway grate blew the dress up, revealing Monroe's legs.

The price far outweighed what Joe Maddalena of the SyFy Show Hollywood Treasure had estimated it to be worth, which was from $1 million to $3 million. Reynolds appeared on the show last week and showed off her collection of over 5,000 costumes and film memorabilia as part of the buildup to the auction.

"This is probably the most valuable costume in the world," Maddalena said on the show.

Other Monroe items also sold for a hefty price. Her red dress from Gentleman Prefer Blondes sold for $1.2 million, according to CBS.

Reynolds owns the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood and also appeared in the show Debbie Reynolds: An Evening of Music and Comedy at the El Portal Theatre in 2009.

The next auction is scheduled for December, according to the Times.


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