Legendary US actress Marilyn Monroe was cooperation with Soviet secret services. She supposedly developed an affair with a KGB agent. The iconic blonde was known in the KGB under the code name "Masha," a documentary by former KGB employee Lyudmila Temnova said. The documentary, titled "Monroe in the Land of Dostoyevsky" was shown in Russia at the end of last year, and has just been released to foreign theaters.
A Soviet agent, who was working under the diplomatic guise at the USSR Embassy at the UN, incidentally met Monroe at dinner. The dinner was arranged to welcome Nikita Khrushchev to the United States. Their friendship soon developed into a love affair.
However, the film does not provide any direct evidence to prove Monroe's cooperation with the KGB, an Italian journalist wrote on the website of Panorama Weekly. Everything is based on rumors, she added. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, preferred not to reveal his name. He stated that he was having a special relationship with the American actress.
"Those were two unforgettable days. There was a certain tension in our relationship. We both knew that the fact that we were together alone, we could still be heard and seen," the agent said.