Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American film, television and theater actress. A leading sex symbol during the late 1950s, she was one of the original blonde bombshells. Although many people have never seen her movies, Jayne Mansfield remains, long after her death, one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture. In February 1955, she became one of the early Playmates. Her hourglass figure (she claimed dimensions of 40-21-35), unique sashaying walk, breathy baby talk and cleavage-revealing costumes made a lasting impact on popular culture. From 1955 until the early 1960s, Mansfield was seen as Hollywood's gaudiest, boldest D-cupped B-grade actress with her continuous publicity stunts and was known as "the working man's Monroe". 20th Century Fox groomed her to replace Marilyn Monroe as their resident blonde sex symbol, a task which was contested by Mamie Van Doren throughout her career.

Mansfield became a major Broadway star in 1955, a major Hollywood star in 1956, the darling of the movie community in 1957, and a box-office has-been in 1958. While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes and won a Theatre World Award, a Golden Globe and a Golden Laurel. In 1955, she enjoyed success in the role of Rita Marlowe in both the Broadway musical Broadway version and Hollywood version of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. She is also comedy and musical performance in The Girl Can't Help It (1956), her dramatic performance in The Wayward Bus (1957), and her sizzling presence in Too Hot to Handle. She also sang for studio recordings, including the album Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me and the singles Suey and As the Clouds Drift by (with Jimi Hendrix, one of the most influential musicians of his era). Mansfield's notable television work included The Red Skelton Show (1959–1963) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1957). With the decline of the demand for big-breasted blonde bombshells and the increase in the negative backlash for her over-publicity, her career slumped after a meteoric rise.

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Jayne Mansfield is known for the following perfumes:

Shocking
Shocking

My Sin by Lanvin
My Sin by Lanvin

Arpege
Arpege

Eau de Parfum...Contains Notes of Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Honeysuckle, Rose, Jasmine, Iris Blossom, Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Vanilla.