Jayne Mansfield

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Jayne Mansfield Pencil Portrait
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Fluent in three additional languages, a classically trained violinist and pianist with an IQ of 163, Jayne Mansfield’s ultimate downfall was a preoccupation with fame that bordered on obsessional. By the time of her untimely death in an automobile accident at the age of 34, she had been used by a succession of men, most notably her third husband who milked her sex kitten image for every dime he could personally pocket, and her attorney who was physically abusive.

An American actress, singer, nightclub entertainer, Playboy Playmate and a sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s while under contract at 20th Century Fox, Mansfield was known for her well-publicized personal life, incessant publicity stunts and a 40-21-35 inch figure. Her film career was short-lived, but she had several box-office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe Award.

She enjoyed success in the role of fictional actress Rita Marlowe in the Broadway play “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” (1955–1956), which she reprised in the film adaptation of the same name (1957). Her other film roles include the musical comedy “The Girl Can’t Help It” (1956), the drama “The Wayward Bus” (1957), the neo-noir “Too Hot to Handle” (1960), and the sex comedy “Promises! Promises!” (1963); the latter established Mansfield as the first major American actress to perform in a nude scene in a post-silent era film.
She was a caring and attentive mother to her five children, and her second husband never stopped loving her.

By the time Jayne died in 1967 she was working the nightclub circuit as a singer because her Hollywood career had burned out. The major studios no longer wanted to work with her which is why she fell out with Hollywood and returned to the nightclub circuit just to pay the bills and keep working.

Whilst she never obtained that elusive part to prove her worth as a dramatic actress, she was a great comedienne and played the dumb blonde role to perfection, fooling every reporter who ever inhabited the same air as her.
She could have changed direction – developing her skills as a performing musician or utilising her linguistic skills to work for the United Nations. However, her craving for attention – perhaps suggesting a narcissistic personality disorder – would ensure a rather tawdry existence in the last years of her brief life.

Be careful what you wish for……