A Canadian businessman paid somewhere around $20 to $30 million for the right to the late icon’s name and image. He plans to introduce a line of branded lingerie, handbags, jewelry and fragrances, and possibly a reality-TV show.
Although the actress is well-known around the world and with revenue of $4-$5 million last year, she still didn’t make it to Forbes’ Top 12 Earning Dead Celebrities. Michael Jackson took the top spot with $275 million earnings, followed by Elvis Presley with $60 million.
“She’s the most iconic female personality in the world. She’s timeless”. She sure is. Who could forget that image of her standing on a subway grate as her dress is blown above her knees by a passing train; this said image I keep as one of my Iphone wallpapers. I also have an image of her face which I cross-stitched and framed. It now hangs by the headboard of my bedroom.