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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 Match Game
The Match Game Herself - Team Captain
(1964-1966)
Spree
Spree Herself
(1967)
The Girl Can't Help It
The Girl Can't Help It Jerri Jordan
(1956)

Filmography

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 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (Girl with Harold)
 1966 The Fat Spy
Junior Wellington
 1966 Single Room Furnished
Johnnie / Mae / Eileen
 1964 Primitive Love
Dr. Jane
 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
 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 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 The Burglar
Gladden
 1957 The Wayward Bus
Camille Oakes
 1957 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Star Time (1957)
 1956 Sunday Spectacular: The Bachelor (TV Movie)
Robin
 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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Appeared in the 1965 film The Loved One (1965), but her scenes--along with those of Ruth Gordon--were deleted. 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:

[Upon learning that 20th Century-Fox had lied to her about being considered for the lead in a film about the life of Jean Harlow] I have thousands of letters here, from people all over the world, saying I am the perfect Harlow... even naturally have her mannerisms of caressing my body and arms in that way. But no, they can't see me playing the dramatic side of Harlow's life. See more »

Trivia:

Grandmother of Jianni Cimber (Tony's daughter), Brandon and Zoltan Jr. Hargitay. See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair See more »

Nickname:

Broadway's Smartest Dumb Blonde See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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