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Jayne Mansfield (1933–1967)


One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to Vera J. and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney in Phillipburg, New Jersey, where Jayne began her girlhood. Her parents were both born with... See full bio »

Died:

(age 34) in Slidell, Louisiana, USA

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Girl Can't Help It
The Girl Can't Help It Jerri Jordan
(1956)
Einer frisst den anderen
Einer frisst den anderen Darlene(Mrs. Smithopopolis)
(1964)
The Loves of Hercules
The Loves of Hercules Queen Deianira / Hippolyta
(1960)

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 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (Girl with Harold)
 1966 Las Vegas Hillbillys
Tawny
 1966 The Fat Spy
Junior Wellington
 1966 Single Room Furnished
Johnnie / Mae / Eileen
 1964 Primitive Love
Dr. Jane
 1964 Einer frisst den anderen
Darlene(Mrs. Smithopopolis)
 1964 Panic Button
Angela
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Cleo Patrick
- Who Killed Molly? (1964) ... Cleo Patrick
 1963 Heimweh nach St. Pauli
Evelyne
 1963 Promises..... Promises!
Sandy Brooks
 1959-1963 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Joyce Sisters / Lorelei Lovely / Daisy June
- Advice to the Loveworn (1963) ... Dr. Joyce Sisters
- Will Success Spoil Clem Kadiddlehopper? (1961) ... Lorelei Lovely
- Clem's General Store (1959) ... Daisy June
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Marion
- Hangover (1962) ... Marion
 1962 It Happened in Athens
Eleni Costa
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Scottie
- The Dumbest Blonde (1962) ... Scottie
 1961 The George Raft Story
Lisa Lang
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
 1961 Monte Carlo (TV Movie)
 1960 The Loves of Hercules
Queen Deianira / Hippolyta
 1960 It Takes a Thief
Billy
 1960 Playgirl After Dark
Midnight Franklin
 1959 After Hours (TV Series)
- Episode #2.13 (1959)
 1957 Kiss Them for Me
Alice Kratzner
 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Rita Marlowe
 1957 The Burglar
Gladden
 1957 The Wayward Bus
Camille Oakes
 1957 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Star Time (1957)
 1956 The Girl Can't Help It
Jerri Jordan
 1956 Sunday Spectacular: The Bachelor (TV Movie)
Robin
 1956 Female Jungle
Candy Price
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Mario's Dance Partner at Nightclub (uncredited)
 1955 Illegal
Angel O'Hara
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Cigarette Girl
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Girl at Piano
- An Angel Went AWOL (1954) ... Girl at Piano
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Had a very successful 1958/9 Vegas show titled "Jayne Mansfield and her House of Love", with ex-husband Mickey Hargitay which set records at that time for her being paid $25,000 per week. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 67 Pictorials | 38 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Vera Jane Palmer

Height:

5' 6¼" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've got the strangest build. It's big in the hips, small in the waist and I've got these enormous... shoulders. See more »

Trivia:

Contrary to popular belief, she was not decapitated in the car crash that killed her. Her death certificate, issued in New Orleans, Louisiana, lists "crushed skull with avulsion of cranium and brain" as the immediate cause of death; her other injuries included "closed fracture of right humerus" and "multiple lacerations of hands and lower extremities". See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched squeal See more »

Nickname:

The Blonde Bombshell See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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