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Jayne Mansfield in Photos

By Elma B.

With her hourglass figure and her 46DD cups, the newspapers in the 1950s routinely published her body measurements, which led the evangelist Billy Graham to exclaim "This country knows more about Jayne Mansfield's statistics than the Second Commandment."

Iconic photograph by Delmar Watson that perfectly captured  a moment of jealousy: Mansfield was the happy and carefree blonde while Loren was the feisty and competitive brunette.

Jayne Mansfield, one of Hollywood's original blond bombshells, was an American film actress and a major Hollywood sex symbol in the 1950s and early 1960s. She was one of the early Playboy Playmates, and was 20th Century Fox's alternative Marilyn Monroe; in fact, she became known as the Working Man's Monroe. 

Mansfield was a major Broadway star in 1955 and a major Hollywood star in 1956. Although her career was shortlived, she died in a car accident at the age of 34, she had several box offices sucesses and won a Thearter World Award and a Godlen Globe. Some of her famous roles included Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter (1957), The Girl can't Help It (1956), The Wayward Bus (1957), and Too Hot To Handle (1960s). 

Mansfield was married twice; first to a public relations professional Paul Mansfield, with whom she had a daughter; she then married Mickey Hargitay, an actor-bodybuilder, with whom she had three children. Her third husband was film director Matt Cimber, with whom she had a son; she seperated from him in 1966.

Well after her death, her glamorous persona and Hollywood's sex symbol status continues to influence Hollywood pop culture. In fact, companies like Guess have attempted to emulate the Mansfield look by having Anna Nicole Smith create an homage to Mansfield with their Guess Jeans Campaign. For a detailed look of Mansfield's life in photos,  see the pictures below. 

Major Hollywood Sex Symbols of the 1950s:
Jayne Mansfield 

Mansfield With her Daughter 
Jayne Mansfield and her Husband Mickey Hagirtay for Halloween in 1956

Jayne Mansfield with the Birth of her Daughter 
Jayne Mansfield and Cary Grant  

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