Iconic actress Marilyn Monroe
had a file, partly due to one of her husbands. The FBI suspected playwright and screenwriter Arthur Miller, who was married to Monroe from 1956 to 1961, of being a Communist.
The late rappers Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace,
also known as “The Nototrious B.I.G,” Tupac Shakur,
and Russell Tyrone Jones a.k.a. “Ol’ Dirty Bastard”
from the Wu Tang Clan all had files on them as well.
Apple founder Steve Jobs
earned a file when he was being considered for a possible appointment to the US President’s Export Council in 1991.
The FBI pulled together files on some celebrities not because of their activities, but the actions of others.
The file on the late singer Whitney Houston
includes information on an alleged extortion attempt against her and some intense attention from fans, which included multiple letters and cassette tapes sent to her.
The late Princess Diana
had two brief FBI files, one pertaining to threats against her and Prince Charles when they were married and the other about security issues related to her 1989 trip to the US.
There is a disclaimer in the FBI’s Freedom of Information Act Library, which contains some of the files related to pop culture figures. According to the disclaimer “the information found in these files may no longer reflect the current beliefs, positions, opinions, or policies currently held by the FBI.”