History Creator / JayneMansfield

30th Jun '14 11:16:02 AM LordGro
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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.
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* 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).
2nd Jul '13 10:41:10 AM bunchacrunch
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* SoBeautifulItsACurse

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



* 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.

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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.from and she didn't want to degrade herself by doing television.
2nd Jul '13 10:38:22 AM bunchacrunch
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* She was married three times, but had five children instead of being childless, one of whom was Mariska Hargitay of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'').
* 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 was married three times, but had five children instead of being childless, one of whom was Mariska Hargitay of (of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'').
* 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)
scalp.
19th Jun '13 8:52:16 PM eviltwin531
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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.
26th Dec '12 2:11:05 AM justanid
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jayne_mansfield.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:[-The... [[ThePoorMansSubstitute slightly less rich man's]] Marilyn Monroe.-] ]]

The second most famous of the "[[EveryoneLovesBlondes Blonde Bombshells]]" of TheFifties, Jayne Mansfield paralleled MarilynMonroe in many ways.
* She was not a natural blonde.
* She was a lot smarter than her roles portrayed her as being: She spoke five languages, and managed much of her publicity.
* She appeared in ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'', but as a centerfold.
* She was married three times, but had five children instead of being childless, one of whom was Mariska Hargitay of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'').
* 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)

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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!!Partial filmography:
* ''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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!!Tropes associated with Jayne Mansfield and her characters include:
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: This is especially notable in a 1955 photograph which depicts [[HamToHamCombat her and Marilyn Monroe glaring at each other after meeting at a movie premiere]]. Even though the photo is in black and white, Jayne's somewhat darker skin and ''much'' lighter blond hair appear in stark contrast to Marilyn's features.
* 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.
* 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.
* FurBikini: More like an angora one, but it still counts.
* GoingFurASwim (a scene in ''Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?'')
* HelloNurse
* MsFanservice
* [[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.
* ThePoorMansSubstitute: In the mid-1950s, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and Marilyn Monroe had a contract dispute. To put pressure on Marilyn, the studio decided to find a substitute. Enter aspiring actress Mansfield, who thought that becoming a real-life Marilyn {{expy}} would jump start her career. She was partly right -- she got starring roles a lot sooner than if she'd worked her way up the ladder, but it led to her being labeled as "The Poor Man's Marilyn Monroe" (in that the movies in which Mansfield starred were fewer and not so popular as Marilyn's). Unfortunately, this led to type-casting as a blond bimbo, and when the 1960s arrived and styles changed, demand for her dropped.
* PrettyInMink
* SexyWalk
* 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
* StatuesqueStunner
* SweaterGirl
* TropeNamer: [[PlayingWithATrope Sort of]]. The underride guard of modern tractor trailers is known as a "[[GallowsHumor Mansfield Bar]]", a reference to her rather unsexy demise.
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