Jayne Mansfield Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Jayne Mansfield Quick Info
Height5 ft 6¼ in
Weight58 kg
Date of BirthApril 19, 1933
Zodiac SignAries
Hair ColorBlonde

Jayne Mansfield was an American film, theater, and television actress, singer, model, and entertainer who is regarded as one of the major Holywood s*x symbols from the 1950s and early 1960s. Despite a rather short career-span, she became a successful artist appearing in movies like The Sheriff of Fractured JawPromises! Promises!, and The Girl Can’t Help It. She also won a Golden Globe Award in the “New Star of the year, Actress” category for her role in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? in 1957.

Born Name

Vera Jayne Palmer

Nick Name

Jaynie, Broadway’s Smartest Dumb Blonde, The Blonde Bombshell

Jayne Mansfield as seen in the promotional photo for the film 'Kiss Them for Me' (1957)
Jayne Mansfield as seen in the promotional photo for the film ‘Kiss Them for Me’ (1957) (20th Century Fox / doctormacro.com / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on April 19, 1933.

Died

Jayne Mansfield died on June 29, 1967, at the age of 34 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States due to brain trauma sustained in an automobile crash.

Resting Place

Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, United States

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Jayne Mansfield attended Highland Park High School from where she graduated in 1950. Later, she attended Southern Methodist University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Additionally, she took ballroom dance lessons and studied Spanish and German. She also took lessons in violin, piano, and viola.

Occupation

Actress, Singer, Playboy Playmate, Nightclub Entertainer, Model

Family

  • Father – Herbert William Palmer (Attorney)
  • Mother – Vera Jeffrey Palmer
  • Sibling – She was an only child.
  • Others – Elmer E. Palmer (Paternal Grandfather), Alice J. Jackson (Paternal Grandmother), Thomas Henry Palmer (Maternal Grandfather), Beatrice Mary Palmer (Maternal Grandmother), Harry Lawrence Peers (Stepfather)

Genre

Country, Pop

Instruments

Violin, Piano, Viola

Labels

20th Century Fox Records, MGM Records, London Records, Polydor Records

Build

Voluptuous

Jayne Mansfield as seen while posing for a picture along with Hargitay and children in London in 1959
Jayne Mansfield as seen while posing for a picture along with Hargitay and children in London in 1959 (Keystone New York / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 6¼ in or 168 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jayne Mansfield had dated –

  1. Robert F. Kennedy
  2. Porfirio Rubirosa
  3. Oleg Cassini
  4. Peter O’Toole
  5. Art Aragon
  6. Joseph P. Kennedy
  7. Enrico Bomba
  8. Paul Mansfield (1949-1958) – During the course of their marriage, they had a daughter named Jayne Marie Mansfield (b. November 8, 1950).
  9. Steve Cochran (1954-1955)
  10. Greg Bautzer (1955)
  11. Nicholas Ray (1955-1956)
  12. George Jessel (1955)
  13. Miklós “Mickey” Hargitay (1956-1964) – They had 3 children – 2 sons named Mickey Hargitay Jr. (b. December 21, 1958) and Zoltan Hargitay (b. August 1, 1960) and a daughter Mariska Hargitay (b. January 23, 1964).
  14. John F. Kennedy (1960)
  15. Jorge Guinle (1962-1964)
  16. Clint Eastwood (1962) – Rumor
  17. Claude Terrail (1963)
  18. Nelson Sardelli (1963-1964)
  19. Matt Cimber (1963-1966) – Their relationship resulted in the birth of a son named Tony Cimber (b. October 18, 1965).
  20. Samuel Brody (1966-1967)
  21. Engelbert Humperdinck (1967)
  22. Bobby Darin (1967)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Jayne Mansfield was of English, Cornish, and German descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curvy physique
  • Lisp high pitched voice

Religion

She practiced Satanism.

Jayne Mansfield and her lawyer-boyfriend Sam Brody posing for a photo before a trip to Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1967
Jayne Mansfield and her lawyer-boyfriend Sam Brody posing for a photo before a trip to Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1967 (Metro News Service, Chicago / eBay / Public Domain)

Jayne Mansfield Facts

  1. When she was around 3 years old, her father died of a heart attack.
  2. In 1958, she inherited more than $90,000 (more than $798,000 in 2019 dollars) from her maternal grandfather and more than $36,000 (more than $319,000 in 2019 dollars) from her maternal grandmother.
  3. Jayne Mansfield was just 17 years old when she gave birth to her first child.
  4. For her contributions to motion pictures, she received Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960.

Featured Image by 20th Century Fox / doctormacro.com / Public Domain

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