Jean Harlow Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

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Jean Harlow Quick Info
Height 5 ft 1½ in
Weight 49 kg
Date of Birth March 3, 1911
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death June 7, 1937

Jean Harlow was a legendary American actress who was catapulted to fame as a Hollywood s*x symbol with the films Red-Headed Woman (1932), Hell’s Angels (1930), Red Dust (1932), Saratoga (1937), etc.

Born Name

Harlean Harlow Carpenter

Nick Name

Jean Harlow, Baby, Platinum Blonde, Blonde Bombshell

American actress Jean Harlow
American actress Jean Harlow (Insomnia Cured Here / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Age

Jean was born on March 3, 1911.

Died

She passed away from kidney failure on June 7, 1937, in Los Angeles at the young age of 26.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – Mont Carpenter
  • Mother – Jean Carpenter

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 1½ in or 156 cm

Weight

49 kg or 108 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jean had dated –

  1. Charles Mcgrew (1926-1929) – Married
  2. Bugsy Siegel
  3. Joel McCrea
  4. Ben Lyon
  5. Thomas Wolfe
  6. George Raft
  7. Howard Strickling
  8. Humphrey Bogart
  9. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
  10. Fred Perry
  11. Harry Richman
  12. Victor Orsatti
  13. Jesse Lasky Jr.
  14. Gilbert Roland
  15. James Hall
  16. Charles Feldman
  17. Lew Ayres
  18. Cy Bartlett
  19. Howard Hawks (1930)
  20. Howard Hughes (1930)
  21. Abner Zwillman
  22. Paul Bern (1932) – Married from July until his death in September 1932
  23. Charles Boyer (1932)
  24. Clark Gable (1932)
  25. Johnny Weissmuller (1933)
  26. Jesse Lasky (1933)
  27. Max Baer (1933)
  28. Harold Rosson (1933-1934) – Married
  29. William Powell (1934-1937)
  30. James Stewart (1935-1936)
  31. Robert Taylor (1936-1937)
  32. Donald Friede (1937)
Jean as seen posing with husband Paul Bern in 1932
Jean as seen posing with husband Paul Bern in 1932 (International Newsreel / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She had English, French, German, and Scottish ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde

However, she was famous for dying her hair ‘Platinum Blonde’.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Platinum blonde hair
  • Chin dimple
Jean Harlow as seen on the cover of Time Magazine in 1935
Jean Harlow as seen on the cover of Time Magazine in 1935 (Harvey White / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Jean Harlow Facts

  1. Marilyn Monroe was one of her admirers.
  2. Jean was listed as the 22nd greatest female star in the American Film Institute‘s compilation of “100 Years, 100 Stars” in 1999.
  3. Her last film appearance was in Saratoga (1937) which became one of the highest-grossing films of the year and a highlight of Harlow’s career.
  4. She is named in Madonna‘s iconic song, Vogue (1990).

Featured Image by Insomnia Cured Here / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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