Jayne Mansfield

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Vera Jayne Palmer
  • Birth Place: Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/19/1933, Aries
  • Date of Death: 06/29/1967
  • Profession: Actor
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Jayne Mansfield Fast Facts:
  • Won several beauty contests while studying acting in college.
  • Moved from Dallas to Hollywood with first husband Paul Mansfield and worked in a movie theater as an usherette.
  • After some modeling work, her movie career began with bit parts; signed a contract with Warner Bros.
  • First appeared as a Playboy magazine centerfold in February 1955.
  • Known for having a genius-level IQ, she also spoke five languages and played the violin.
  • Positive film reviews led to a triumphant Broadway debut in the 1955 production of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? She reprised her role of Rita Marlowe in the memorable 1957 movie version.
  • Fell in love with and eventually married Hungarian actor and "Mr. Universe" winner Mickey Hargitay.
  • Was the first mainstream actress in the sound era to appear completely nude on-screen, in the 1963 comedy Promises! Promises!
  • Was killed instantly in a crash at age 34 while seated in the front of a car. Her three children, Mickey Jr., Zoltan and Mariska, sat in the back and sustained minor injuries.
  • Jayne Mansfield Relationships:
  • Herbert William Palmer - Father
  • Vera Palmer - Mother
  • Jayne Marie Mansfield - Daughter
  • Micklós Hargitay - Son
  • Antonio Raphael Ottaviano Cimber - Son
  • Paul Mansfield - Ex-husband
  • Mickey Hargitay - Ex-husband
  • Zoltan Hargitay - Son
  • Mariska Hargitay - Daughter
  • Matt Cimber - Husband
  • Sam Brody - Significant Other
  • Jayne Mansfield Awards:
  • 1957 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
  • 1957 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • College:
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; University of Texas, Austin, TX; University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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