Jayne Mansfield

American actress, singer, model Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television, a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s. Mansfield was 20th Century Fox's alternative Marilyn Monroe and came to be known as the "Working Man's Monroe". She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts.
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Deceased
29 June 1967

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Pose for your pinup - Houston Chronicle
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Photos of models and actresses, such as Grable and Jayne Mansfield, were ripped from newspapers, magazines and calendars and tacked on walls and inside the lockers of World War II GIs. Peruvian painter Alberto Vargas and American illustrator Gil
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This week in celebrity wedding anniversaries - SunHerald.com
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In honor of her family, she wore a locket with pictures of her late mother, Jayne Mansfield, as well as her late grandmother. 2010 - Chad Lowe and Kim Painter, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Actor Lowe and his bride, film producer Kim Painter,
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Joan Blondell on TCM: DAMES, WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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(1957), starring Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield at their very best as, respectively, an ad man and a movie star. Blondell steals every scene she's in as Mansfield's no-nonsense personal assistant. Though John G. Adolfi's Sinners' Holiday (1930) has
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Marilyn Mansfield Shows Off Her 500 Dolls on My Collection Obsession - TV Guide
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Mansfield, who got her stage name by combining those of Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, has a particular love of "reborn" dolls — those which closely resemble real babies and cost hundreds of dollars (Mansfield tells us that her most expensive
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A Who's Who Of Hollywood's Hottest, In The Buff - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
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Nominees were chosen from Mr. Skin's database of over 18000 sexy nude stars, ranging from the history-making silver screen celebs of the 1950's (Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield) to the hottest, most fearless A-list actresses working today (Anne
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Classic Cars Owned by Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, Jayne Mansfield, Ava ... - Business Wire (press release)
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1966 right-hand drive Ferrari 275 GTS, whose owners included rock star Eric Clapton and movie star Jayne Mansfield, whose daughter is Emmy and Golden Globe winner Mariska Hargitay, star of Law and Order, Special Victims Unit
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Frank Tashlin - A.V. Club Chicago
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Tashlin was also a mentor and frequent collaborator with Jerry Lewis, arguably the most ridiculed comic performer of his generation, and made two of his most transcendent 1950s comedies with Jayne Mansfield, a figure of camp not commonly associated
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Those Oldies but Goodies Remind Me of You - Patch.com
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was topping the charts, pinups of Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and Brigitte Bardot were hanging on every teenage boy's bedroom walls, and another class of seniors was graduating from New London High School. That year it was a graduation marked by
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Kevin Bacon - Kevin Bacon Still Sizzling, Not Dead - Contactmusic.com
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The rumours started circulating on Wednesday (13Jul11) but Bacon's rep Jennifer Allen has assured fans the actor is alive and well and at work on new Billy Bob Thornton movie Jayne Mansfield's Car
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Kevin Bacon is not Dead: Internet Rumors False - Entertainment Tonight News
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Kevin is currently in Atlanta shooting 'Jayne Mansfield's Car', directed by Billy Bob Thornton and also starring Robert Duvall, and according to his rep Jennifer Allen, is "on set in Atlanta and is just fine."
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It's Lights, Camera, Action in Monroe County - 13WMAZ
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The red carpet has rolled out in Central Georgia, bringing some actors including Kevin Bacon and Dennis Quaid to shoot a movie called "Jayne Mansfield's Car." The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce says filming should start around July 14 in High Falls
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Local funeral home is filming location for Thornton movie - Newton Citizen
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The comedy/drama “Jayne Mansfield's Car” will film at Lester Lackey and Sons Funeral Home on Reynolds Street in Covington Wednesday. Lester Lackey said filming will take place from 7 am to 1 pm, likely both inside and outside his business
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Monroe County set to host film crews for 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' - Macon Telegraph (blog)
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Film crews are expected to roll into High Falls in mid-July to film part of “Jayne Mansfield's Car,” a comedy-drama about human relationships and examining the “randomness of life and death,” as well as how different generations view war,
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Local Man Keeps Mansfield's Memory Alive - WFMZ Allentown
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"We love you more each day" -- the words etched on movie legend Jayne Mansfield's grave in Pen Argyl, Northampton County. Wednesday marked the 44th anniversary her death, and one man has made it his life's mission to never forget Mansfield's death
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Jayne Mansfield's Car draws a crowd in Cedartown, GA - On Location Vacations
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by Christine on June 28, 2011 · 1 comment Last week the clock was turned back 40 years in Cedartown, GA for the feature film Jayne Mansfield's Car which has spent several days filming on Main St. The movie, which is set in 1969, stars Kevin Bacon,
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Lundy family members have roles in movie - Cedartown Standard
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by Lowell Vickers Spencer Lundy, 16, and sister Laura, 23, wait between takes while performing as extras in the movie "Jayne Mansfield's Car" Wednesday. (Lowell Vickers/thepolkfishwrap.com) The filming of a Hollywood movie in Cedartown turned out to
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Filming of 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' resumes on second day - Cedartown Standard
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by Lowell Vickers Film crews prepare to film a scene Thursday afternoon in which Vietnam War protesters march in the small Alabama town of Morrison, during the second day of filming in Cedartown for the film, "Jayne Mansfield's Car
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"Jayne Mansfield's Car" street closures and procedures announced - Cedartown Standard
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by Press Release--JMC productions JMC Productions Is coming to Cedartown, GA_Our crew is busy transforming Main Street to look like 1968 for scenes in the feature film, "Jayne Mansfield's Car." On Wednesday, Main Street will be shut down to automobile
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jayne Mansfield
    THIRTIES
  • 1967
    Age 33
    Mansfield's youngest child, Tony was raised by his father, Matt Cimber and his third wife, dress designer Christy Hilliard Hanak, whom he married on December 2, 1967.
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    Mansfield was in Biloxi, Mississippi, for an engagement at the Gus Stevens Supper Club. After two appearances the evening of June 28, 1967, Mansfield, her lover Sam Brody, their driver Ronnie Harrison (age 20), and three of Mansfield's children – Miklós, Zoltán and Mariska – departed Biloxi after midnight in Stevens' 1966 Buick Electra 225.
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    In May 1967, her performance at the Mount Brandon Hotel in Tralee, Ireland, was canceled because Catholic clergy condemned it.
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    Mansfield's breasts fluctuated in size, it was said, from her pregnancies and nursing her five children. Her smallest bust measurement was 40D (102 cm), which was constant throughout the 1950s, and her largest was 46DD (117 cm), measured by the press in 1967.
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    Film critic and exploitation movie expert Whitney Williams wrote of Mansfield in Variety in 1967 that "her personal life out-rivaled any of the roles she played".
    In early 1967, Mansfield filmed her last film role: a cameo in A Guide for the Married Man, a comedy starring Walter Matthau, Robert Morse, and Inger Stevens.
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    In 1967, Mansfield was killed in a car crash at the age of 34, along with two others.
  • 1966
    Age 32
    Mansfield's son Zoltan was in the news when a lion named Sammy attacked him and bit his neck while he and his mother were visiting the theme park Jungleland USA in Thousand Oaks, California on November 23, 1966.
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    Mansfield at the time had descended into alcoholism, drunken brawls and cheap burlesque shows. By July 1966, Mansfield started living with her attorney Sam Brody, who had frequent drunken brawls with her and mistreated her eldest daughter Jayne Marie.
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  • 1965
    Age 31
    Jimi Hendrix played bass and added lead in his session musician days for Mansfield in 1965 on two songs ("As The Clouds Drift By" and "Suey"), released as a 45-rpm single released by London Records in 1966.
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  • 1964
    Age 30
    She married him on September 24, 1964, in Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The couple separated on July 11, 1965, and filed for divorce on July 20, 1966.
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    After their divorce, Mansfield discovered she was pregnant. Since being an unwed mother would have killed her career, Mansfield and Hargitay announced they were still married. Mariska was born January 23, 1964, after the actual divorce but before California ruled it valid. Mariska later became an actress, best known for her role as Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. After her birth, Mansfield sued to get the Juarez divorce declared legal and won. The divorce was recognized in the United States on August 26, 1964.
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    In 1964 MGM Records released a novelty album called Jayne Mansfield: Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me, in which Mansfield recited Shakespeare's sonnets and poems by Marlowe, Browning, Wordsworth, and others against a background of Tchaikovsky's music.
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    In 1964, Mansfield turned down the role of Ginger Grant on the up-and-coming television sitcom Gilligan's Island.
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    In 1964, she performed in stage productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Carousel Theater and Bus Stop at Yonker Playhouse.
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    Soon after her success in Promises! Promises! Mansfield was chosen from many other actresses to replace the recently deceased Marilyn Monroe in Kiss Me, Stupid, a 1964 romantic comedy that would co-star Dean Martin.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 29
    Nude photographs of Mansfield on the set were published in the June 1963 issue of Playboy, which resulted in obscenity charges against Hugh Hefner in Chicago city court.
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    In 1963, Tommy Noonan persuaded Mansfield to become the first mainstream American actress to appear nude in a starring role in the film Promises!
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    The couple divorced in Juarez, Mexico, in May 1963, where Nelson Sardelli accompanied Mansfield in her legal preparations.
    In 1963, she had another well-publicized relationship with singer Nelson Sardelli, whom she said she planned to marry when her divorce from Mickey Hargitay was finalized.
  • 1962
    Age 28
    She had previously filed for divorce on May 4, 1962, but told reporters "I'm sure we will make it up."
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    In 1962, she had a well-publicized affair with Enrico Bomba, the Italian producer and production manager of her film Panic Button.
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  • 1961
    Age 27
    In 1961, Mansfield signed on for an above-the-title billing minor role in The George Raft Story.
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  • 1960
    Age 26
    She met John F. Kennedy through his brother-in-law Peter Lawford at Palm Springs, California in 1960, before he had his alleged affair with Marilyn Monroe, but the alleged affair did not last.
    When Mansfield returned to Hollywood in mid-1960, 20th Century-Fox cast her in It Happened in Athens (1962).
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  • 1959
    Age 25
    In 1959, Fox cast her in two independent gangster films filmed in the United Kingdom: The Challenge and Too Hot to Handle.
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    Despite her publicity and popularity, Mansfield had no quality film roles after 1959.
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    When the film was released in the United States in 1959, it was Mansfield's last mainstream film success.
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  • 1958
    Age 24
    On January 13, 1958, days after her divorce from Paul was finalized, Mansfield married Hargitay at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
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    In 1958, an orchestra was recorded for the 31st Academy Awards ceremony with Jack Benny on first violin, Jayne Mansfield on violin, Dick Powell on trumpet, Robert Mitchum on woodwind, Fred Astaire on drums and Jerry Lewis as conductor; however, the performance was canceled.
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  • 1957
    Age 23
    In November 1957 (shortly before their marriage), Mansfield bought the 40-room Mediterranean-style mansion (formerly owned by Rudy Vallée) at 10100 Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills.
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    Paul Mansfield divorced her in Texas on March 16, 1957, on the grounds of mental cruelty. They finally received their divorce papers on January 8, 1958.
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    In 1957, Tashlin cast Mansfield in the film version of the Broadway show Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? reprising her role of Rita Marlowe alongside co-stars Tony Randall and Joan Blondell.
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    It enjoyed moderate success at the box office, and Mansfield won a Golden Globe in 1957 for New Star of the Year (beating Carroll Baker and Natalie Wood) for her performance as a "wistful derelict".
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  • 1956
    Age 22
    Jayne divorced Paul Mansfield in California on October 21, 1956.
    Mary was Mickey's first wife, divorced on September 6, 1956, and Tina his nine-year-old first child.
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  • 1955
    Age 21
    Mansfield claimed a 41-inch bust line and a 22-inch waist when she made her Broadway debut in 1955, though some scholars dispute those figures.
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    In February 1955, James Byron, her manager and publicist, negotiated a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers, who were intrigued by her publicity antics.
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    Beginning in February 1955, she formed a long-standing relationship with Playboy.
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    She posed nude for the February 1955 issue of Playboy, modelling in pajamas raised so that the bottoms of her breasts showed.
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  • 1954
    Age 20
    Mansfield's publicity drive was one of the best in Hollywood. For publicity she gave up all privacy, keeping her doors always open to photographers. In 1954, the day before Christmas she walked into publicist James Byron's office with a gift and asked him to supervise her publicity.
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    In 1954, she auditioned at both Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. for a part in The Seven Year Itch, but failed to impress.
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    They moved to Los Angeles in 1954, where Mansfield studied Theater Arts at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) during the summer, and returned to Texas to spend the fall quarter at Southern Methodist University.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 19
    After Paul Mansfield left for military service, Mansfield first appeared on stage in a production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman on October 22, 1953, with the players of the Knox Street Theater, headed by Lumet.
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  • 1952
    Age 18
    In 1952, while in Dallas, she and Paul Mansfield participated in small local-theater productions of The Slaves of Demon Rum and Ten Nights in a Barroom, and Anything Goes in Camp Gordon, Georgia.
    In 1952, she moved back to Dallas and for several months was a student of actor Baruch Lumet, father of director Sidney Lumet and founder of Dallas Institute of Performing Arts.
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  • 1950
    Age 16
    On November 8, 1950, Mansfield gave birth to their daughter, Jayne Marie Mansfield.
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    On May 6, 1950, they married in Fort Worth, Texas. At the time of their marriage, Jayne was 17, and three months pregnant. Paul Mansfield was 20. While most major biographies put the date at May 6, some sources say the marriage was on May 10, 1950.
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    Their daughter, Jayne Marie Mansfield, was born on November 8, 1950.
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    She married Paul James Mansfield on May 10, 1950.
    As a child she wanted to be a Hollywood star like Shirley Temple, as did many other young girls of her time. She graduated from Highland Park High School in 1950.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Age 5
    In 1939 Vera married sales engineer Harry Lawrence Peers, and the family moved to Dallas, Texas, where she was known as Vera Jayne Peers.
  • 1938
    Age 4
    A cenotaph was placed in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood by the Jayne Mansfield Fan Club, but incorrectly cites her year of birth as 1938 (Mansfield tended to provide incorrect information about her age).
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  • 1933
    Born
    Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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