History Creator / JayneMansfield

19th Nov '17 11:00:50 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FurBikini: More like an angora one, but it still counts.
* GoingFurASwim: A scene in ''Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?''

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* %%* FurBikini: More like an angora one, but it still counts.
* GoingFurASwim: A scene She wore a white mink coat over a swimsuit, so her character could make a grand entrance in ''Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?''



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%% * MsFanservice MsFanservice: Her roles played up her sexiness.



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%% * PrettyInMinkPrettyInMink: Her characters had money, or knew people who did, so they wore several nice furs.



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%% * SexyWalkSexyWalk: Her characters would do this, and any guy watching would be stunned.



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%% * SweaterGirlSweaterGirl: Some of her roles had her in tight sweaters.
25th May '17 8:44:19 AM Pren
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* ''Film/TheLovesOfHercules'' (one of four films made with her husband Mickey Hargitay, and later featured on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'')
25th May '17 8:40:41 AM Pren
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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Her complete inability to stay out of the tabloids put a serious damper on her career in the late '50s, and she resorted to doing several cheap movies in Italy until people started to forgive it. One of them, ''Film/TheLovesOfHercules'', brought her a lot of newfound attention in 2017 when it was featured in the revival of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
25th May '17 8:31:10 AM Pren
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was apparently offered the role of Ginger on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' but turned it down because it epitomized the stereotype she was trying to get away from and she didn't want to degrade herself by doing television (a lot of actors at the time thought doing television was invoked as low as an actor could go).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was apparently offered the role of Ginger on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' but turned it down because it epitomized the stereotype she was trying to get away from and she didn't want to degrade herself by doing television (a lot of actors at the time thought doing television was invoked as low as an actor could go).go, with even Tina Louise herself horribly embarrassed at being associated with the role).
25th May '17 8:29:10 AM Pren
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Her legacy isn't so famous as that of Marilyn, but she is an important part of film history. Modern film goers probably know her best through ''Film/KillBill'', as one of the songs sung by the 5,6,7,8s--the band in the restaurant sequence--is about Jayne Mansfield. She was also the mother of Creator/MariskaHargitay.

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Her legacy isn't so famous as that of Marilyn, but she is an important part of film history. Modern film goers probably know her best through ''Film/KillBill'', as one of the songs sung by the 5,6,7,8s--the band in the restaurant sequence--is about Jayne Mansfield. She was also the mother of Creator/MariskaHargitay.
Creator/MariskaHargitay, who at 3 years old was asleep in the back seat along with her siblings during the fatal car crash, and was left with a scar on her face.
22nd Jan '17 10:03:16 AM JamesAustin
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The second most famous of the "[[EveryoneLovesBlondes Blonde Bombshells]]" of TheFifties, Jayne Mansfield paralleled MarilynMonroe in many ways.

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The Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933 June 29, 1967) was an American actress, and as the second most famous of the "[[EveryoneLovesBlondes Blonde Bombshells]]" of TheFifties, Jayne Mansfield paralleled MarilynMonroe Creator/MarilynMonroe in many ways.



* She tragically died young, only she didn't commit suicide nor is her death shrouded in conspiracy theory the way Marilyn Monroe's death was. Jayne Mansfield died in a car accident in 1967 while driving to a talk show gig in Louisiana. The only dubious detail about her death is the UrbanLegend that she was decapitated in the accident. Mansfield actually had her skull crushed in and her hair was found on the side of the road. Whether it was her actual hair or a wig is up for debate, but it's most likely that it was her real hair and scalp.

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* She tragically died young, only she didn't commit die from a drug overdose in an apparent suicide nor is her death shrouded in conspiracy theory the way Marilyn Monroe's death was. Jayne Mansfield died in a car accident in 1967 while driving to a talk show gig in Louisiana. The only dubious detail about her death is the UrbanLegend that she was decapitated in the accident. Mansfield actually had her skull crushed in and her hair was found on the side of the road. Whether it was her actual hair or a wig is up for debate, but it's most likely that it was her real hair and scalp.



* ''Film/TheGirlCantHelpIt'' (notably, it inspired future members of TheBritishInvasion, including [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney]])
* ''WillSuccessSpoilRockHunter'' (both the play and the [[InNameOnly radically altered]] movie)

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* ''Film/TheGirlCantHelpIt'' (notably, it inspired future members of TheBritishInvasion, UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion, including [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon Music/JohnLennon and Paul McCartney]])
Music/PaulMcCartney of Music/TheBeatles)
* ''WillSuccessSpoilRockHunter'' ''Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?'' (both the play and the [[InNameOnly radically altered]] movie)



!!Tropes associated with Jayne Mansfield and her characters include:

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!!Tropes associated with Jayne Mansfield and her Mansfield's characters include:



* DumbBlonde: Just on-screen.
** Her IQ was reportedly at or close to genius-level.
*** Apparently, she spoke five languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian) and played both piano and the violin. Mansfield herself claimed her IQ was at 163.

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* DumbBlonde: Just on-screen.
** Her IQ was reportedly at or close to genius-level.
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on-screen. Apparently, she spoke five languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian) and Italian), played both piano and the violin. violin, and her IQ was reportedly at or close to genius-level; Mansfield herself claimed her IQ was at 163.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was apparently offered the role of Ginger on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' but turned it down because it epitomized the stereotype she was trying to get away from and she didn't want to degrade herself by doing television (a lot of actors at the time thought doing television was as low as an actor could go).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was apparently offered the role of Ginger on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' but turned it down because it epitomized the stereotype she was trying to get away from and she didn't want to degrade herself by doing television (a lot of actors at the time thought doing television was invoked as low as an actor could go).
30th Jun '14 11:16:02 AM LordGro
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* PrettyInMink
* SexyWalk
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* SweaterGirl

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30th Jun '14 11:15:09 AM LordGro
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Mansfield died in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayne_Mansfield#Death a rather grisly car accident]]. Her kids were in the back seat at the time and received only minor ''physical'' trauma.



* GoingFurASwim (a scene in ''Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?'')

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* GoingFurASwim (a GoingFurASwim: A scene in ''Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?'')Hunter?''



* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head]]: How she died, at least according to [[UrbanLegends urban legend]]. Not that the way she actually died -- getting the top of her head ''[[YourHeadASplode crushed]]'' -- was any better. It might be more accurate to say that she was scalped, but even that severely understates just how horrific her death was.
* PimpedOutDress (the dress in the page picture, among others)
* PinkMeansFeminine: She loved the color pink and was often seen wearing outfits of that color; in fact, she famously had her best-known residence done up in pink, right down to the bathtub.

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* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head]]: How she died, at least according to [[UrbanLegends urban legend]]. Not that the way she actually died -- getting the top of her head ''[[YourHeadASplode crushed]]'' -- was any better. It might be more accurate to say that she was scalped, but even that severely understates just how horrific her death was.
* PimpedOutDress (the
PimpedOutDress: The dress in the page picture, among others)
* PinkMeansFeminine: She loved the color pink and was often seen wearing outfits of that color; in fact, she famously had her best-known residence done up in pink, right down to the bathtub.
others.



* SlipperySwimsuit: Jayne carefully orchestrated losing her bikini top in front of reporters during the launch of the Jane Russell film ''Underwater!''; upstaging the star and landing herself a major studio contract.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her beauty and double-D sex appeal pretty much hounded her for most of her acting career.
24th May '14 3:50:55 PM nirao01
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Her legacy isn't so famous as that of Marilyn, but she is an important part of film history. Modern film goers probably know her best through ''Film/KillBill'', as one of the songs sung by the 5,6,7,8s--the band in the restaurant sequence--is about Jayne Mansfield. She was also the mother of [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Mariska Hargitay]].

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Her legacy isn't so famous as that of Marilyn, but she is an important part of film history. Modern film goers probably know her best through ''Film/KillBill'', as one of the songs sung by the 5,6,7,8s--the band in the restaurant sequence--is about Jayne Mansfield. She was also the mother of [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Mariska Hargitay]].
Creator/MariskaHargitay.
2nd Jul '13 10:45:07 AM bunchacrunch
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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her beauty and double-D sex appeal pretty much hounded her for most of her adult life.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her beauty and double-D sex appeal pretty much hounded her for most of her adult life.acting career.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was apparently offered the role of Ginger on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' but turned it down because it epitomized the stereotype she was trying to get away from and she didn't want to degrade herself by doing television.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was apparently offered the role of Ginger on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' but turned it down because it epitomized the stereotype she was trying to get away from and she didn't want to degrade herself by doing television.television (a lot of actors at the time thought doing television was as low as an actor could go).
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