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Vera Jayne Palmer
Bryn Mawr, PA
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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
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:
Sam Brody - Significant Other
Paul Mansfield - Ex-husband
Herbert William Palmer - Father
Vera Palmer - Mother
Jayne Marie Mansfield - Daughter
Micklós Hargitay - Son
Antonio Raphael Ottaviano Cimber - Son
Mickey Hargitay - Ex-husband
Zoltan Hargitay - Son
Matt Cimber - Husband
Mariska Hargitay - Daughter
Jayne Mansfield Awards:
1957 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; University of Texas, Austin, TX; University of California, Los Angeles, CA
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