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Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Fascination With Jayne Mansfield.

I have always been intrigued by the glamorous actresses of old Hollywood. Maybe because back then you needed just the right combination of real talent, amazing looks, a brain, numerous husbands and a mountain of scandal to make it to the silver screen. In particular, I adore pin up stars and how their bodies were so womanly and curvacious in contrast to the junkie looking, rake thin, 12 year old boy bodies that are considered beautiful today. Yes, the 50s and 60s were fascinating to say the very least.


Jayne Mansfield.


Although I must admit that I am a Marilyn Monroe fan through & through (I literally have several pictures of her on my walls and quite a few books), this blonde bombshell definitely makes a close second in my blonde sexy symbol list.


Like Marilyn she was extremely provocative, married more than twice, died tragically and will be forever remembered. 


In brief, Jayne had her first child when she was 17 and had 4 more after that, was married 3 times and had many, many affairs. She died in a horrific automobile accident with her married lover (who also died) and her three children (who all survived) at the age of 36. Upon reading her biographies she seemed like an eccentric, rule breaking and free spirited woman who loved to cause a stir by flashing her nipples (literally) when she knew the cameras were rolling. She was also the first mainstream star to appear nude in a motion picture, so put that in your pipe and smoke it! Here are some (ok, a lot) of my favorite pictures of her.




























One last interesting fact, guess who her daughter is? I'm sure you will recognize this face from Law & Order - its Mariska Hargitay! 




Anywho... I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend x

41 comments:

  1. She is so damn beautiful and elegant, and she inspires me alot! xoxo

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  2. Wow, I am trylly amazed by this post, I loved her before reading, but now I do even more. I love the picture where sophia loren is looking at her breast quite annoyed :)

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  4. OMG!!!^^
    i love the post ;)

    xoxo

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  5. She is beautiful
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  6. Oh wow, I didn't know Mariska was her daughter. Look at that hour glass figure!

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  7. I had no idea that her daughter is Mariska Hargitay!!

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  8. ciao,


    interesting post ! I didn't know anything about her life !


    come for a visit, and if you like sign as follower..I'll do back

    ave

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  9. so beautiful! love how womanly and absolutely sexy women were!

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  10. Jane Mansfield is/was an absolutely beautiful women, I also adore pin up girls because of their curvaceous and womanly figure but despite her beauty she seemed to live quite the tragic life...its something you dont necessarily associate with beautiful women though non?...anyway who would've know Mariska is her daughter? She is very beautiful also =)

    Eeli xx

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  11. ...lovely postt I like very mmuch this kind of photos, your blog is very nice.
    I follow you if you want follow me....

    federica
    http://federicassecret.blogspot.com/

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  12. I know only one photo of her; I remember someone sharing the photo and writing next to it, how is that women looking at her boobs because she's jelaous (or something like that). Like she is so NOT obviously looking at her. lol

    xoxo
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  13. gosh, how amazing those vintage photos are! and I really enjoy posts like that from you, so keep up the good work ;)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  14. Amazing post!! I love the third picture with the girl looking at Jayne Mansfield boobs with jealousy! ahah

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  15. Thanks dear xo
    I din know about her daughter..never knew until you share this!! She's just as HOT..from the good genes.. :)

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  16. What a figure - she was an amazing and beautiful woman. Stick insects of today should take note that this is real beauty!!

    Thanks for your lovely post and follow. Hope you have a great week! :) xxx

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  17. I like her too! I just found your blog and I think you have great style! I think you might like my blog too, it's a personal style and fashion blog by me in England. I would love for you to check it out and if you do like it, leave a comment :) Thanks! :)

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  18. She was so beautiful!
    and those pics are aaamazing!

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  19. I can understand why you like her! Definetly when you are a fan of marilyn monroe.

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  20. She flew the flag for curvy women as she set foot the old Hollywood glamour.She seem happy & confident in the pictures!

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  21. Really beautiful women. :)
    yes I follow you too. :)

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  22. wow she is gorgoues! About the Wiz Khalifa concert: I know right?! :D I went there not knowing one song, okay except for the chorus to black and yellow. hahaha And I left loving so many!
    Love Lois xxx

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  23. I love the third pic where Sophia Loren is giving her curves the side-eye,, too funny. Gotta love a confident woman,

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  24. She was a beautiful woman!
    I love how the Hollywood actresses looked back in the day. They were gorgeous and classy. Most of them anyway. Today's actresses are so skinny, junky-like, fame hungry, etc etc.

    The old actresses had something of a charm to them. Oh and thank you for the comment on my weight loss journey :) .. I really appreaciate it. Keeping the no carb rule is so hard. My 1st try I was good going at 13 days and then I broke it, 2nd time around it was broken on the 7th day and this time, by the 3rd haha. Thanks for the support!
    xx

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  25. Bring back the classic hourglass! She really did know how to work the camera and make the most of what God gave her.

    Whilst Marilyn was fantastic, it is nice to see another star from that era being celebrated!

    Great post :) If you get a second, check out my latest post on Peter Jensen's fashion show.

    All the best,

    Fi xx
    http://thefashionsilverlining.blogspot.com/

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  26. Such a timeless beauty. Truly personifies female energy + sex appeal + glamour + confidence. I honestly think I found these photos more engaging and inspiring than most any other blog photos I've seen in a while...so thank you! :-)

    XO - Marion

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  27. Jane Mansfield is super sexy. I can see why you're fascinated.

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  29. hi...very nice share...i really like these. big kisses from jakarta.

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  31. really gorgeous :)

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  32. Thanks so much babe for taking the time to comment and read my post! My rash has cleared up and im back to normal :))

    I love these old school photos of idols like audrey hepburn and marilyn monroe or bridget bardot!
    They all channel a different kind of sexy compared to the ones portrayed in our modern day!

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  33. oh woow! she's so cool! i like her a lot! so sexy!!

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  34. beautiful woman and beautiful pictures, I'm familiar with her daughter more but she is so sexy!!

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  35. WHAT'S YOUR FASCINATION WITH HER??? FATAL

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