Jayne Marie Mansfield
Jayne Marie Mansfield
Jayne Marie Mansfield is the first child and eldest daughter of 1950s Hollywood sex symbol and Playboy Playmate Jayne Mansfield and her ex-husband Paul and older Half-Sister of actress Mariska Hargitay (Same Mother). In July 1976, she became the first daughter of a Playmate to be a featured model. To date, only one other daughter of a Playmate has been featured in the magazine.
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Step Right Up To Joe Coleman's Painted Freak Show
Huffington Post - over 1 year
When artist Joe Coleman lost his mother, he honored her legacy with what he referred to in an interview as a "pretty intense funeral ritual."  The performance, inspired by sideshow tradition, took place at an art theater, the Boston Film and Video Arts Foundation. Audience members stared at a paper screen plastered with projections of old 1950s pornographic films and images. "Projected on that screen were porno images of the sexual act -- the act that created me," Coleman explained. "So it was sort of like the big bang, theory of creation." Even bigger of a bang occurred moments later, when Coleman burst through the screen, hanging upside down on a harness, and then exploded himself in mid-air above the audience. "The harness is like the umbilical cord. My wife at the time cut the harness, which is what the wife does, with the connection to the mother." To conclude the ritual, there were rats. "I bit the heads off these two mice that were named mommy and daddy. Mommy's head ...
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Mariska Hargitay Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Mariska Hargitay got a big honor on Friday, Nov. 8 when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The "Law & Order: SVU" star was joined by her pals including Blair Underwood, Debra Messing, Hilary Swank, Maria Bello and "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf. “@only_mariska: Besties forever @maria_bello @DebraMessing @Mariska pic.twitter.com/TEeGZe7KDW” my star girls! — Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) November 9, 2013 Hargitay was honored with the 2,511th star on the Walk of Fame at 6328 Hollywood Blvd. Her star was placed next to her mother's, Jayne Mansfield, star.
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Hostess Secrets Inspired By Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield & More Bombshells
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Some of us were graced with culinary chops, and others...less so. And now that the holiday and entertaining season is upon us, those of us without much prowess in the kitchen may be feeling a little performance anxiety. Sometimes it seems no matter how many food blogs we peruse or how precisely we follow every pie recipe, something just isn't quite right. Never fear. Take a tip from some of the most (outwardly) confident and capable women in history--Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Russell. That is, it's all about assembly, not cooking (and keeping the drinks flowing, of course). As Laren Stover asserts in The Bombshell Manual of Style, "The most beloved of Bombshell party recipes involve not cooking, but assembly, which may take time. (Many bombshells have never used their own oven.) Someone always offers to run out and buy the eggs and other miscellaneous ingredients. The Bombshell keeps serving drinks until the small food is prepared. That is, unti ...
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The 1950s Screen Sirens Whose Coiffed Curls We Still Love
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The 1950s was defined by tremendous social and political change, as women challenged nonsensical ideas about their role in society and African-Americans spoke out against inequality. Factor in the introduction of more television sets into households and the widespread of rock 'n roll, and it's no wonder we refer to this decade as the "Booming '50s." While photos and films portray both the chaos and calm of the '50s, one thing that stands out to us in all the imagery are the perfectly coiffed curls. Call it superficial, but women of this era looked mighty damn fine in spite of all the disarray. Above-the-shoulder curls were popular among Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge. And housewives sported the polished 'do while working up a sweat in their patterned aprons and fit-and-flare dresses. We've seen retro-loving celebrities of today such as Dita von Teese and Katy Perry put their own spin on perfectly coiffed curls, but we'd like to take a mo ...
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The Weekend Plan: 'Insidious 2' And A 'Friday The 13th' Extravaganza
MTV News - over 3 years
By Amelia Mularz Because it's Friday the 13th and you've already seen a black cat, smashed a mirror, and yelled "Candyman" five times into the mirror at work, we've got what you're looking for: On the Big Screen: "Insidious: Chapter 2" While we've gotta give Billy Bob Thornton props for his latest directorial effort with "Jayne Mansfield's Car," today is not the day to deal with family turmoil plotlines. Unless, that is, said turmoil is due to murderous supernatural spirits who have been haunting you since childhood. The "Insidious" sequel is jam packed with creepy toddler walkers, terrifying rocking horses, and freaky baby monitors. You will never feel the same in a Babies "R" Us again. On the Boob Tube: "The Frankenstein Syndrome" If you're more the pee-your-pants-at-home kind of person, catch thriller/horror flick "The Frankenstein Syndrome" on Saturday night at 10:30 on Showtime. Stem cell researchers bring a murdered security guard back to life, which, as you can ima ...
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A Minute With: Robert Duvall on Westerns and avoiding stereotypes
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With a career spanning seven decades, actor Robert Duvall has played roles ranging from Joseph Stalin to Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he still looks for ways to diversify his choices. Duvall, 82, will next be seen as a stoic war veteran patriarch in "Jayne Mansfield's Car," written and directed by and starring Billy Bob Thornton, which will be released in U.S. theaters on Friday. The film, a drama set in 1960s Alabama, explores the cultural impact of a British family in a small Southern town. ...
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'Jayne Mansfield's Car' Trailer: Billy Bob Thorton Returns To Writer/Director Chair In New Multi-Generational Dramedy
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Jayne Mansfield's Car" is the first feature film Billy Bob Thornton has written and directed in 12 years, and its new trailer finds the Oscar winner donning a thick Southern accent as an Alabama native. "Car," set in the late 1960s, depicts a multi-generational family that clashes when their British counterparts -- one of whom is referred to as "that English bastard" -- call to inform them of the death of their matriarch. Robert Duvall plays the head honcho of the Alabama family, while John Hurt leads the London clan. Thornton, Kevin Bacon and Robert Patrick play the three Southern siblings, with Tippi Hedren, Frances O'Connor and Robert Stevenson rounding out the cast. Co-written by frequent Thornton collaborator Tom Epperson, "Car" hits theaters Sept. 13. Will it net Thornton a second screenplay Oscar, following his win for 1996's "Sling Blade"? Watch the trailer and weigh in. Read More... More on Movies
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'My Size Never Came Into Mind'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Meet Felicity Hayward. She's one of Britain's latest "It Girls" -- and a plus-size model who happens to be outspoken and eloquent about issues of body image. Hayward, who was discovered at a London club, refuses to think of her size as anything to be ashamed of. She told Vogue's Ella Alexander: My size never came into my mind. I would never change myself for anyone, I'm a good representation of the average British woman. Anyone can get their arse in a certain dress. Just because I'm bigger, it doesn't mean I hate skinny girls. Numbers don't matter. Hayward isn't interested in perpetuating an us vs. them narrative when it comes to "plus size" and "straight size" body types. She's very invested in celebrating women's bodies at all sizes. In a January 2013 interview with Motilo magazine, she described what her ideal women's magazine would be like: The Pink Palace (named after Jayne Mansfield’s house), it would dedicated to the beauty of women of ALL shapes and siz ...
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Happy 80th Jayne Mansfield
Fox News - almost 4 years
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A Tribute To Jayne Mansfield, A Blonde Stunner Who Was Smarter Than You Thought (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: 2 More Screen Vixens Who Possibly Were Cursed!
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Cinema sirens Joi Lansing and Janet Munro from the 1950s may have been plagued by a deadly curse, each dying at a relatively young age! Conceivably, negative forces may have been infuriated by their appearances in movies which touched upon the sacred subject matter of their shadowy domain! Here are the details: - Joi Lansing (1929-1972): This sizzling blonde (born Joyce Wassmansdorff) had brief stints as galpals in 1958's Queen of Outer Space, which starred Zsa Zsa Gabor as a Venusian, and 1959's The Atomic Submarine, where Arthur Franz led a crew of humans in a battle against an extraterrestrial craft situated beneath the arctic circle. She was the leading lady, Boots Malone, in Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967), a comic-horror entry that featured Basil Rathbone (beloved of horror buffs as Wolf von Frankenstein in 1939's The Son of Frankenstein), Lon Chaney Jr. (immortalized as filmdom's Lawrence "The Wolfman" Talbot) and John Carradine (Dracula in 1944's House o ...
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Roger Stone: StoneZone's Sixth Annual Ten Best and Worst Dressed Men and Women in the World for 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
We here at the StoneZone have adopted a tradition in which Hollywood designer and arbiter of style Mr. Blackwell would publish a list of those he thought were the best – and worst clad people in the World. Mr. Blackwell’s list was eagerly awaited each New Year, via his syndicated newspaper column. His reviews could be snarky and cutting for those he considered ill-clad. Thousands of newspapers picked up Blackwell’s list through the wire services of the day. Blackwell’s celebrated list could make one in society or the movies or break one. His list was the gold standard of style and who was stylish and who was not. While Blackwell is long gone, his tradition continues for the SIXTH year. The publication of our 2012 list coincides with the launch of STONESSTYLE.com, a new website in which I will write on matters strictly sartorial. We are proud to continue this august tradition yet it is will increasing difficulty that we compile this list for the state of dress for the pub ...
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Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.: Are You in a Healthy Relationship With Your Food?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When I was in high school, I remember making pacts with my girlfriends to eat only one meal a day during the weeks before a big dance or special occasion. For me, skipping those meals meant I would look as thin as possible in my new dress. Early on, food became the enemy in many ways, the demon that would make me gain weight and question myself. Today, my story is familiar to many young girls and grown women, but it wasn't long ago that curvier women were seen as beautiful. Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, and Jayne Mansfield are all examples of beautiful, curvy women popular in the 40s and 50s. Then along came Twiggy. At 16 years old, she was named "the face of '66" by The Daily Express and soon after, girls and women everywhere wanted to emulate her style. But most of all they wanted to be thin, thin, thin. Just like Twiggy. I don't blame Twiggy for the troubled relationship women have with what they eat, but her popularity was the beginning of supermodels and the very ...
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James Scarborough: 'Present Laughter,' Little Fish Theatre
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The extraordinary thing about Noel Coward's Present Laughter, directed by James Rice for Little Fish Theatre, is not the spot-on casting and perky direction that brings Coward's outlandish story of an actor's midlife crisis to life. No, it's the chemistry between the actors. Of course, the production's hilarious -- the way a flamboyant and pampered British stage actor, Garry Essendine (Noah Wagner), prepares to depart for Africa both to perform as well as to escape the palace, intrigues that hamstring in him, but amuses us. Beyond the story, though, the unusually keen performances cut to the heart of theater, namely the ability of words to connect us to the characters and to each other through the telling of a story. Of course, it helps that Coward set the story in pre-digital 1939 London, so it was no-tech and, to us nowadays, refreshing. Usually, we're flies on the wall, watching scenes unfold. Here, though, gorging on old-school social media, we shared a communion. ...
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James Payne: Bowling With George Best and Politics With Jayne Mansfield
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Neil Libbert is a photojournalist whose career spans 55 years. He has taken images of some of the worlds most famous people from George Best when he was nineteen to Winston Churchill at 88 years old. Mariah Carey, Kingsley Amis, Cassius Clay, Judy Garland... the list goes on. Libbert is also celebrated for his groundbreaking street photography and his extraordinary career covering such events as the 1981 Brixton Riots and the Admiral Duncan pub bombing. London, 1981 ©Neil Libbert Born in Salford, Neil Libbert studied at the Regional College of Art in Manchester before starting to work as a photographer and opening his own studio in the city in 1957. He joined the staff of the Manchester Guardian, and moved to the paper's London office in 1961. He stayed with the Guardian until 1965 before working under contract to the Sunday Times, the New York Times, Granada TV and the Illustrated London News until 1968 when he again became a freelance photographer. Libbert still ...
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Peter Winkler: 5 Things You Never Knew About Dennis Hopper
Huffington Post - over 4 years
From his lonely childhood in Kansas to his drug-fueled days and nights in Hollywood, Dennis Hopper's amazing life was a roller-coaster series of triumphs and failures. Here are five revelations about Hopper that provide a glimpse into his turbulent life and character. Excerpted from Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel by Peter L. Winkler, published by Barricade Books. 1. Dennis Hopper hated his parents. After crashing a Hollywood party one evening, Hopper told writer Gwen Davis, "I come from Kansas, which is nowhere. And I hate my parents, who are no one." "When I moved to San Diego, I told my parents I wanted to take acting lessons, and they were horrified at the idea," he later said. "I didn't love either one of them, very honestly. They weren't bad -- like, this isn't a monster story -- but I just felt out of place. They thought I should be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer, and that being an actor was a life of becoming a bum -- and this was not a ...
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Live Wire: Jayne Mansfield's sons now live in California
Fay Observer - over 4 years
Q: I know Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car wreck and her son and daughter were in the back seat and weren't hurt. I believe actress Mariska Hargitay is her daughter, but whatever happened to the son? I never hear about him. - N.F., Hope Mills
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jayne Marie Mansfield
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 57
    As of 2008, Mansfield is in a long-term relationship and frequently visits her grandchildren.
    More Details Hide Details In March 1979, she declared her plan to write a biography of her mother.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 38
    The credit for the first Playmate of the Month whose mother was another Playmate of the Month goes to Simone Eden, from the February 1989 issue, whose mother, Carol Eden, was on the centerfold in December 1960.
    More Details Hide Details The credit for the first daughters to appear together with the mother goes to Dawn and Shannon Davis who appeared in the August 1993 issue with their mother, Tamara Davis. That Arny Freytag pictorial was titled Like Mother, Like Daughters after the title for a 1968 movie featuring Playmate Victoria Valentino. Of the featured daughters, only Mansfield was included in the 1988 Playboy 100 Beautiful Women Newsstand Special magazine, along with a picture from Hooker pictorial. The issue also featured her mother.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 29
    Photographed by Arthur Knight, she was featured again in the April 1980 Playmate Reunion section of the magazine.
    More Details Hide Details The issue also featured Cyndi Wood, Monique St. Pierre, Sondra Theodore, Carol Vitale, Dolly Read, and Candy Loving, as well as Hugh Hefner, the printer, editor and publisher of magazine.
  • 1976
    Age 25
    Mansfield is the first of Playboy nude models whose mothers were featured nude as well. Her 7-page pictorial in the magazine's July 1976 issue, titled Jayne's Girl, was photographed by Dwight Hooker.
    More Details Hide Details Hooker made the pictorial in a vintage Southern context, including monochromatic images. The accompanying text makes a comparison to her mother and the differences between the two, though Jayne Marie said in an interview that she is "not capitalizing on her bosom as (my) mother did" for the pictorial. In describing her art historian Anthony W. Lee together with photographer Diane Arbus wrote, "Jayne Marie Mansfield has her mother's rounded features and mysterious eyes." An image of Mansfield from the pictorial appears in Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste by John Waters (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005), which has a section dedicated to star daughters. The pictorial also appeared on the Playboy Newsstand Special titled Blonds Brunettes Redheads (also featured Claudia Ohana, Loretta Martin, Francoise Gayat and Shannon Tweed) in 1985, and the September 1976 issue of A Revista do Homem, the Brazilian version of Playboy (also featuring Vera Manhães).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 19
    In 1970, she married Barry Lang in Las Vegas, Nevada and the couple had one son but were later divorced.
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  • 1967
    Age 16
    Out of Jayne's five children, only Jayne Marie attended her mother's funeral on July 3, 1967 due to the fact the other children were all under the age of 10.
    More Details Hide Details In 1968, wrongful death lawsuits were filed on behalf of Jayne Marie and Matt Cimber, Jayne's husband from September 24, 1964 to July 11, 1965 and producer-director of her last film Single Room Furnished, the former for $4.8 million and the latter for $2.7 million.
    Two weeks before her mother's death on June 29, 1967, Mansfield, then 16, accused her mother's then boyfriend, Sam Brody, of beating her.
    More Details Hide Details Her statement to the Los Angeles Police Department the following morning implicated her mother in encouraging the abuse, and days later, a juvenile-court judge awarded temporary custody of Jayne Marie to a great-uncle, W.W. Pigue.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on November 8, 1950.
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