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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
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Slidell, Louisiana, USA
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Playboy`s Playmate of the Month February 1955, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Girl Can't Help It
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American actress and Sex Icon of the 1950s and 1960s, Jayne Mansfield was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Dallas, Texas, after the death of her father. She attended the University of Dallas and participated in little-theatre productions. She won minor beauty contests (such as "Miss Magnesium Lamp") and attended the University of Texas in Austin, taking drama classes. In 1954 she arrived in Los Angeles, where she studied acting at UCLA and worked in bit parts in television. She landed a small but sexy role in Pete Kelly`s Blues (1955), which led to roles that were more prominent in several ways. A job in the Broadway production of "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" brought her a good deal of attention for her scantily clad appearance, and she repeated the role in the film version. Her high-pitched squeal of delight and the studied ease with which she flaunted her more than obvious pulchritude led to a succession of roles as sex kittens and dumb blonde bimbos. She occasionally appeared in films of some quality, but though she apparently aspired to respectability as an actress, her public persona was too extreme to be taken seriously, and she became a sort of poor man`s Marilyn Monroe, without the vulnerability and ability that Monroe possessed. By the 1960s Mansfield`s career had declined into cheesy sexploitation and hokey and somewhat embarrassing guest appearances. While traveling between nightclub engagements she was killed in a highway accident in 1967, when the car in which she was riding slammed into a semi-tractor trailer truck.
Highland Park of Dallas, Texas, USA
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA
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Vera Jayne Palmer
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Herbert William Palmer
Jayne Maria Mansfield (daughter), Miklós Hargitay Jr. (son), Zoltán Hargitay (son), Mariska Hargitay (daughter), Antonio Cimber (son)
Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also 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 and 20th Century Fox's alternative to Marilyn Monroe who came to be known as the "Working Man's Monroe". She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions. She was one of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells, and, although many people have never seen her movies, Mansfield remains one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture.
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passed away on 29th Jun 1967 aged 34. |||
Jayne Mansfield passed away on 29th Jun 1967 aged 34. Her last relationship was when Jayne Mansfield and Bobby Darin were dating for 5 months before Jayne Mansfield died aged 34.
Jayne Mansfield was previously married to Matt Cimber (1963 - 1966), Mickey Hargitay (1956 - 1964) and Paul Mansfield (1949 - 1958).
She was also in relationships with Bobby Darin (1967), Engelbert Humperdinck (1967), Nelson Sardelli (1963 - 1964), Jorge Guinle (1962 - 1964), Nicholas Ray (1956), George Jessel (1955), Greg Bautzer (1955), Steve Cochran (1954), John F. Kennedy, Oleg Cassini ( - present), Robert F. Kennedy ( - present), Joseph P. Kennedy ( - present), Art Aragon, Peter O'Toole and Porfirio Rubirosa ( - present).
Jayne Mansfield is rumoured to have hooked up with Clint Eastwood (1954) and Claude Terrail.
Jayne Mansfield had 5 children, Jayne Marie (65), Miklos Jr Jeffrey (57), Zolton Athony (56), Mariska Magdolna (52) and Antonio Raphael Ottaviano (50).
Jayne Mansfield is a 34 year old American Actress. Born Vera Jayne Palmer on 19th April, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA and educated at Highland Park of Dallas, Texas, USA, she is famous for Playboy`s Playmate of the Month February 1955, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Girl Can't Help It in a career that spans 1954–67. Her zodiac sign is Aries.
Jayne Mansfield was in 10 on-screen matchups, notably with Anthony Quayle in It Takes a Thief (1960), Cary Grant in Kiss Them for Me (1957), Dan Dailey in The Wayward Bus (1957), Dan Duryea in The Burglar (1957) and Kenneth More in The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958).
Jayne Mansfield is a member of the following lists:
Playboy Playmates (1953–59),
Las Vegas entertainers and
People from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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