Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

Movie Actress

Jayne Mansfield was an American actress, singer, nightclub entertainer, and Playboy Playmate. A sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s while under contract at 20th Century Fox, Mansfield was known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts.

Full Name
Apr 19, 1933
Jun 29, 1967
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Herbert William Palmer and Vera Jeffrey Palmer. Her father was a public accountant and her mother was a professional dancer. She began performing as a child, appearing in local theatre productions and her family moved to Dallas, Texas when she was three years old.

    Mansfield began taking acting lessons at the age of 16, and made her first film appearance in “The Burglar” (1953). She went on to appear in numerous movies throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including “The Girl Can’t Help It” (1956), “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” (1957) and “Kiss Them for Me” (1957). In addition to her film career, she also posed for Playboy magazine, released two albums, and starred in several television series.

Mansfield died tragically in a car accident on June 29, 1967 at the age of 34. She left behind five children from three marriages: Mariska Hargitay (from her marriage to Mickey Hargitay), Zoltan Hargitay and Jayne Marie Mansfield (from her marriage to Matt Cimber), Tony Cimber (from her marriage to Paul Mansfield) and Antonio Raphael Cimber (from her relationship with Sam Brody).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1933</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jayne Mansfield is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 19, 1933, Jayne Mansfield was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1950</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mansfield Moves to Hollywood</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jayne moves to Hollywood in 1950 and lands her first role in a small film.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1955</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Career with 20th Century Fox</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox and starred in several films.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1959</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Director Matt Cimber</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mansfield marries director Matt Cimber and has a daughter, Mariska Hargitay.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mansfield receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Death at 34 Years Old</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jayne Mansfield dies at age 34 in a car accident near New Orleans.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She was Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jayne Mansfield was a fearless performer and trailblazer in the entertainment industry. She was never afraid to take risks or push boundaries and she paved the way for many young women who followed her. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She Was Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jayne Mansfield was a talented actress, singer, and dancer. She was an excellent comedic actress with great timing and delivery. Her singing voice was also captivating and her dancing skills were amazing. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Was Glamorous</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jayne Mansfield had a glamorous and iconic look that made her stand out from the crowd. From her signature platinum blonde hair to her voluptuous curves, she always looked stunning, no matter what she wore. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Major Hollywood Star to Pose Nude</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1953, Jayne Mansfield became the first major Hollywood star to pose nude for a major men's magazine. She posed for the March issue of Playboy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Fluent in Five Languages</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jayne Mansfield was able to speak five languages fluently, including English, Italian, German, French and Spanish.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Had Her Own Nightclub</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1957, Jayne Mansfield opened her own nightclub in Miami Beach called "The Pink Room". She was the first female star to open her own club.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in Numerous TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jayne Mansfield appeared in numerous television shows throughout her career such as The Jack Benny Program, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Show.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Founded Her Own Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1956, Jayne Mansfield founded her own production company called "Mansfield Productions". The company produced several films, including Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? and The Girl Can't Help It.</p></div>


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