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Jayne Mansfield

Playing her most famous role as "Rita Marlowe" in 20th Century Fox's blockbuster, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Personal information
Birth nameVera Jayne Palmer
Birth dateApril 19, 1933
Place of birthBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of deathJune 29, 1967(age 34)
Death placeSlidell, Louisiana, United States
OccupationActress, singer, model
Years active1954 - 1967
Spouse-Paul Mansfield-1950-1958
-Mickey Hargitay-Miklós Hargitay-1958-1964
-Matt Cimber-1964-1966
ChildrenJayne Marie Mansfield (b. 1950)
Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Jr. (b. 1958)
Zolton Hargitay (b. 1960)
Mariska Hargitay (b. 1964)
Antonio "Tony" Cimber (b. 1966)

Jayne Mansfield

Playboy Playmate
NameJayne Mansfield
IssueFebruary 1955
Preceded byBettie Page
Succeeded byóMarilyn Waltz
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) (5ft 8in according to her autopsy)
Bust40 in (101.6 cm)
Waist21 in (53.3 cm)
Hips35 in (88.9 cm)

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Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 - June 29, 1967) was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes.

While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes and won the Theatre World Award, a Golden Globe and a Golden Laurel.

Mansfield is well-remembered for her starring roles in three 20th Century Fox films: The Girl Can't Help It (1956); Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957); and, The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958). As the demand for blonde bombshells declined in the 1960s, Mansfield remained a popular celebrity, continuing to attract large crowds outside the USA and in lucrative and successful nightclub tours. Mansfield had been a Playboy Playmate of the Month and appeared in the magazine several additional times.

In her acting career, however, she increasingly secured parts in lower-budget melodramas and comedies. Her most noted film in this period was the romantic-comedy, Promises! Promises! (1963), in which she appeared nude in four scenes. Mansfield tried to break to serious drama with roles in films such as: Illegal (1955); The Burglar (1957) (that was filmed in 1955); The Wayward Bus (1957); Too Hot to Handle (1960); The Challenge (1960); Einer Frisst den anderen (1964); and, Single Room Furnished (1968): all of which were only moderately successful.

She died in an automobile accident at age 34.

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