At 16, Vera Jayne Palmer, not yet out of high school, eloped with 20-year-old Paul Mansfield. During that same year, 20th Century-Fox had begun to market American actress Jayne Mansfield as the studio’s “blonde-bombshell” successor to Marilyn Monroe after the success of the 1956 film The Girl Can’t Help It. The comments below have not been moderated. M. Thomas Inge described Mansfield, Monroe and Jane Russell as personification of the bad girl in popular culture, as opposed to Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds and Natalie Wood personifying the good girl. Mansfield's next film for Fox was a radical departure. With their flashy style and physical perfection, they perfectly complemented one another. During a period between 1956 and 1957, there were about 122,000 lines of … She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. Photographed by Tom Kelley in 1949. With Mr. Kelley's wife, Natalie, present to calm her nerves, Marilyn laid against a red velvet backdrop while nearly naked, staring sensuously into the camera. Yet, her physical assets were just a bit too hot for commercial advertising. Source: People.com. Intriguing Jayne Mansfield Bikini & Cleavage Pics [View gallery]👀 The comparisons began with Mansfield's star-making turn in George Axelrod's 1955 comedy Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Just four months after arriving in California, Jayne and Paul Mansfield separated. Some of the girls were completely nude, while others shield themselves with flowers, a wine glass and even an umbrella. Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American movie, stage, and television actress.She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. The only truth in that statement is that Vera Jayne Palmer was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The official Jayne Mansfield licensing website, JayneMansfield.com, quotes photographer Gary Lester on one of Mansfield's first professional modeling gigs, a photo shoot for General Electric. Jayne Mansfield made her mark in Hollywood as a substitute for bigger, flashier movie vixens. And she succeeded in some areas, landing roles in movies and doing plenty of photo shoots—though she would forever be known as “the poor man’s Marilyn Monroe.” Soon, he was on his way back to Dallas. She came to notoriety for her risque modelling and lavish headline-making parties, and featured as a leading role in films including Diamond City (1949) and Dance Hall (1950). Other than that she is known for being one of Playboy Playmates in the 50s. "That was the difference between them." ... 10. Sadly, she would come to be regarded by the public as a living caricature of Monroe — a role she both embraced and despised. 1 thought on “ Classic Hollywood #68 – Jayne Mansfield As A Brunette ” Jim May 21, 2020 at 9:14 am. Alleged infidelities on Jayne's part also took a toll on Paul. She relished strolling about the Warner lot in the company of the biggest movie celebrities of the day, and Warner's publicity machine kept her in the public eye. So, when the recalcitrant Monroe was suspended by 20th Century Fox, the studio picked up Jayne Mansfield to fill the shoes of their troubled and increasingly disagreeable star. Released in 1957, The Wayward Bus, based on a novel by John Steinbeck, found the actress in a rare dramatic role. Promises! 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