10 things you never knew about Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield hit her stride and was increasingly popular in the 50s. She was born in 1933. Jayne enjoyed success as a model, actress, and singer before her untimely death. Here are 10 facts you might not know about the celebrated sex symbol.
If you are reading this article, probably, you are fond of Old Hollywood and want to learn more about it. QuizzClub’s daily trivia will help you with getting new general knowledge and boosting your brainpower.
Let’s get acquainted with Jayne Mansfield’s fascinating life. Here are some brief facts from her biography:
- Jayne’s father died when she was only 3.
- She could play the violin and performed concerts for anyone in the driveway when she was 7.
- Jayne worked as a model for General Electric but was cut out of the final ad because she looked too sexy.
#1 Jayne was smart
The actress knew 5 languages. They were English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian. Jayne was fluent in them and never confused the languages with one another. It’s believed her IQ was 163.
#2 Jayne was a professional beauty pageant contestant
Mansfield had almost 30 beauty pageant titles. She turned down some of them not to spoil her reputation. The titles included Miss Photoflash, Miss Magnesium Lamp, Miss Fire Prevention Week, Gas Station Queen, Miss Analgesin, Cherry Blossom Queen, Miss Third Platoon, Miss Blues Bonnet of Austin, Miss Direct Mail, Miss Electric Switch, Miss Fill-er-up, Miss Negligee, Nylon Sweater Queen, Miss One for the Road, Miss Freeway, Hot Dog Ambassador, Miss Geiger Counter, Best Dressed Woman of Theater, Miss 100% Pure Maple Syrup, Miss July Fourth, Miss Texas Tomato, Miss Standard Foods, Miss Orchid, Miss Potato Soup, Miss Lobster, Miss United Dairies, Miss Chihuahua Show, and Miss Roquefort Cheese.
Bet you haven’t read them all :)
#3 Hugh Hefner was arrested because of Jayne Mansfield
Jayne got undressed for Playboy magazine. The public was so outraged, police even arrested the founder of the magazine, Hugh Hefner, for the first and only time.
#4 Competition between Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe
Jayne’s rivalry with fellow sex-symbol Marilyn Monroe fuelled Mansfield’s career. Studious often typecast both women into roles as ditzy blondes with voluptuous bodies.
#5 Don’t believe your eyes
During those times, a lot of women dyed their hair platinum blonde. Jayne was not an exception, she was naturally brunette.
#6 Mansfield’s inspiration
Jayne was sure about her future success since her childhood. Shirley Temple was her main source of inspiration.
#7 She was a great actress
The actress received a Theatre World Award for “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” Jayne Mansfield won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 1957. On February 8, 1960, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to motion pictures.
#8 Jayne Mansfield’s personal life
Jayne was married and divorced 3 times. She had 5 children. Mansfield took her professional name from her first husband. It’s believed that Jayne was intimately involved with numerous men, including Robert and John F. Kennedy.
#9 The apple never falls far from the tree
Mariska Hargitay is Jayne Mansfield’s daughter. She is an actress who is famous for her role as Olivia Benson in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.
#10 Jayne’s tragic death
Jayne Mansfield, 3 of her children, her attorney Sam Brody, and their driver Ronnie Harrison were in a 1966 Buick Electra 225 that crashed at high speed into the rear of a tractor-trailer. The three adults in the front seat died instantly, the children survived with minor injuries.
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