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Jayne Mansfield Net Worth

Jayne Mansfield Biography

The actress attained Broadway success as superstar in 1955. She demonstrated her acting abilities in film, television in addition to theatre. The multi-talented superstar was just the singer and entertainer for the night time clubs. Among the first Playboy playmates, she was also alternative of Marilyn Monroe through the 20th Hundred years to Fox network. This beautiful blonde could attract mass media with her personal lifestyle in addition to publicity stunts. She was also in highlights on her behalf wardrobe malfunctions.The gorgeous and charming Jayne Mansfield may be the later American actress. She was primary Hollywood actress in 1956 and the lead superstar in 1957. she was always her carbon duplicate. In the tenure of her profession, she was awarded with Golden World and Theatre Globe Award. It had been in 1964 she was wedded to Matt Cimber who became her third hubby plus they had one boy together. The even more and extra information about her may be accomplished from her personal in addition to official sites. The few had one girl. She was the mom of five kids from three marriages. The celebrity was wedded to Mickey Hargitay who was simply her hubby and the couple jointly had three kids. The globe lost their skilled and beautiful diva in the automobile accident at the youthful age group of 34 in 29th June 1967. The main one of the very most demanded and sex symbol of 1950s with the measurements of 40-21-35, she’s also possessed a big home in 1957 that was known as Pink Palace that included 40 areas. The actress generally had highest peak on her behalf fame but her performing point was generally at low stage. She hardly ever got the original function as Marilyn Monroe; Though her film wasn’t noticed by many people, she continuing to remain as the utmost recognizable icon. Though she lies lifeless, she actually is yet remembered on her behalf function and devotion. Born on 19th April 1933 as Vera Jayne Palmer, she followed her professional name following the relationship with the Paul Mansfield her initial husband. Her biography can be obtainable in Wiki. The rates of her may also be seen in the various official sites.

Quick Facts

Full NameJayne Mansfield
DiedJune 29, 1967, Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Height1.66 m
ProfessionActor, Pin-up model, Entertainer, Singer, Pianist, Violinist, Showgirl, Playboy Playmate
EducationHighland Park High School, Southern Methodist University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Dallas, University of Texas at Austin
SpouseMatt Cimber, Mickey Hargitay, Paul Mansfield
ChildrenMariska Hargitay, Jayne Marie Mansfield, Zoltan Hargitay, Tony Cimber, Mickey Hargitay Jr.
ParentsHerbert William Palmer, Vera Jeffrey Palmer Peers
AwardsTheatre World Award, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
MoviesThe Girl Can't Help It, Promises! Promises!, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Too Hot to Handle, Kiss Them for Me, Primitive Love, The Wayward Bus, The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw, It Happened in Athens, Single Room Furnished, The Burglar, A Guide for the Married Man, The Fat Spy, The Loves of Hercules, The Challenge, The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield, Female Jungle, Pete Kelly's Blues, An Act of Violence, Panic Button, The George Raft Story, The Las Vegas Hillbillys, Homesick for St. Pauli, Illegal, The Passaic Textile Strike
TV ShowsFollow the Sun, Down You Go

Interesting Facts

1 Her daughter Mariska Hargitay received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right next to hers.
2 It is said that the bumper bars that are seen on the rear of modern semi-trailers were mandated after her death, and are sometimes referred to as "Mansfield Bars".
3 Even though she divorced her first husband, Paul Mansfield, she kept the last name Mansfield because it sounded "Hollywood" to her. She felt that it would help gain her stardom.
4 Gave birth to her fifth child at age 32, a son, Tony Cimber, on October 18th, 1965. Child's father is her 3rd husband Matt Cimber.
5 Gave birth to her fourth child at age 30, a daughter, Mariska Hargitay, on January 24th, 1964. Child's father is her 2nd ex husband, Mickey Hargitay.
6 Gave birth to her third child at age 27, a son, Zoltan Hargitay, on August 1st, 1960. Child's father is her 2nd ex-husband, Mickey Hargitay.
7 Gave birth to her second child at age 25, a son, Mickey Hargitay Jr. on December 21st, 1958. Child's father is her 2nd ex-husband, Mickey Hargitay.
8 Gave birth to her first child at age 17, a daughter, Jayne Marie Mansfield, on November 8th, 1950. Child's father is her 1st ex-husband, Paul Mansfield.
9 Biographer Martha Saxton about Mansfield and sex: "If Jayne was a product of the fifties, then she was a casualty of the sixties. In the fifties, Jayne and American men had conspired to keep it a secret. By the sixties the secret was out.".
10 She was Miss Photoflash 1952, the first in a series of beauty awards she would win.
11 She studied with Baruch Lumet in 1952 at his Dallas Institute of the Performing Arts.
12 Her daughter Mariska Hargitay has a zig zag scar on the side of her head from the car accident that killed her mother. Mariska has no memory of the accident since she was only three years old at the time.
13 Before she entered films, Mansfield was coached by Yiddish theater veteran Baruch Lumet, father of Sidney Lumet.
14 Grandmother of Jianni Cimber (Tony's daughter), Brandon and Zoltan Jr. Hargitay.
15 Mother-in-law of Peter Hermann and former mother-in-law of Dana Hargitay. Grandmother of August Miklos Friedrich Hermann (Mariska's son).
16 She was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2008 in Austin, Texas. Her daughter Mariska Hargitay accepted the award.
17 California license plate on her 1956 Lincoln Premiere convertible: NBB 851.
18 She was named the second (out of 100) top Playboy Playmates of all time according to Playboy magazine.
19 Her estate was valued at approximately $2,000,000 at the time of her death, a significant sum by 1967 standards.
20 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
21 Though her film career seemed to have fallen from grace in the mid and late 1960s, her nightclub act was huge, earning her $8,000-$17,000 weekly.
22 Was with 20th Century-Fox from 1956-1962.
23 Was the first American actress to appear nude in a mainstream American film (Promises..... Promises! (1963)).
24 Los Angeles heavy metal band L.A. Guns had a top-40 hit in the early 1990s with a song called "The Ballad of Jayne", which was based on her.
25 The Japanese garage rock band The's play a song called "I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield".
26 She had a serious drinking problem most of her adult life.
27 Her character in the film The George Raft Story (1961) is based on 1940s bombshell Betty Grable.
28 Only child of Vera and Herbert Palmer. Her father was of 3/4 English and 1/4 German ancestry, and her mother was of English descent.
29 The German punk-rock-band The Bates dedicated the song "The Lips of Jayne Mansfield" (from the album "Shake!") to her.
30 Her death is the subject of the Siouxsie and the Banshees song "Kiss Them for Me", the title of which is taken from her 1957 film.
31 After her death an extension was added to the rear bumper of semi trailers to keep autos from driving under the truck. The were colloquially called Jane Mansfields.
32 The late model Buick that Jayne was killed in was locked in a garage for decades, in the same shape it was in after the crash. The owner, who was a huge fan, displayed it at various shows over the years, and it was sometimes billed as Jayne Mansfield's death car. The car was sold at auction in 1999 for $8000. Reportedly, the car still has the blood stains on the seats.
33 Contrary to popular belief, she was not decapitated in the car crash that killed her. Her death certificate, issued in New Orleans, Louisiana, lists "crushed skull with avulsion of cranium and brain" as the immediate cause of death; her other injuries included "closed fracture of right humerus" and "multiple lacerations of hands and lower extremities".
34 Her goal, as quoted in the book, "Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties": "To feel satisfied with myself; to know that I have arrived. To be liked. To be a big personality. The real stars are not actors or actresses. They're personalities. The quality of making everyone stop in their tracks is what I work at.".
35 Son Zoltan Hargitay was critically injured by a supposedly tame lion while visiting the Jungleland Zoo in Thousand Oaks, California, but made a full recovery. [December 1966]
36 Claimed to have an I.Q. of 163, though she did not have exceptional grades in school.
37 Was arrested for indecent exposure during her nightclub act in Burlington, Vermont in 1963.
38 Initally divorced Mickey Hargitay on May 1, 1963; she divorced him again in Juarez, Mexico. On August 26, 1964, the California Superior Court recognized the Mexican divorce pronouncement.
39 Made Mr. Blackwell's Worst-Dressed List in 1961 with Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Shirley MacLaine. She also made the List in 1964.
40 Was a classically trained pianist and violinist.
41 Spoke five languages.
42 Turned down the role of Ginger Grant on Gilligan's Island (1964), which went to Tina Louise.
43 Had five children: Jayne Marie Mansfield (born November 8, 1950), Mickey Hargitay Jr. (born December 21, 1958), Zoltan Hargitay (born August 1, 1960), Mariska Hargitay (born January 24, 1964) and Tony Cimber (born October 18, 1965).
44 Following her untimely death, she was interred at Fairview Cemetery in Plainfield (Outside of Pen Argyl), Pennsylvania.
45 Producer Louis W. Kellman always said that he "discovered" Jayne Mansfield. He gave the then little known actress her first starring role (Gladden, Dan Duryea's sexy-but-shy gun moll kid sister) in The Burglar (1957) after seeing the normally jaded and unflappable film crew's "overheated" reaction to her on the set of Pete Kelly's Blues (1955) in which she had a small role.
46 Mother of Jayne Marie Mansfield, who appeared in Playboy magazine in 1976, following her mother's footsteps.
47 Playboy Playmate of the Month February 1955.

Net Worth & Salary

A Guide for the Married Man (1967) $10,000
Promises..... Promises! (1963) $150,000 + % of profits
Gli amori di Ercole (1960) $75,000
The Burglar (1957) $5,000
The Girl Can't Help It (1956) $2,500 .00 per week
Female Jungle (1956) $150
Lux Video Theatre (1950) $300


1 High-pitched squeal
2 Lisp, breathless voice
3 Voluptuous figure
4 Platinum blonde hair


1 I love sex... It should be animalistic, it should be sadistic, it should at times be masochistic... There are few rules and moral conventions.
2 Once you were a starlet. Then you're a star. Can you become a starlet again?
3 Nothing risque, nothing gained.
4 If you're going to do something wrong, do it big, because the punishment is the same either way.
5 Men are those creatures with two legs and eight hands.
6 You know which title I like best? I like to be called mother.
7 Sex appeal is a wonderful, warm, womanly, healthy feeling. If you're a woman it's womanly, if you're not it's manly... it comes only from inside... it's an effervescent desire to enjoy life.
8 I have always considered my career self and my personal self as two different and separate people. There's a Jayne Mansfield at home, a wife and devoted mother, and there's Jayne the sex symbol, which is my career. I have always kept them completely apart and separate.
9 I guess a lot of people think that a girl who shows her bosom and wears tight dresses can't be close to God. God has always been close to me. Only He knew what was in my heart.
10 [Upon learning that 20th Century-Fox had lied to her about being considered for the lead in a film about the life of Jean Harlow] I have thousands of letters here, from people all over the world, saying I am the perfect Harlow... even naturally have her mannerisms of caressing my body and arms in that way. But no, they can't see me playing the dramatic side of Harlow's life.
11 I like the California style of living.
12 If you want the best things in life, you have to earn them for yourself.
13 Once you were a starlet. Then you're a star. Can you be a starlet again?
14 My father was the only man I ever knew who really loved me unselfishly, who never used me for personal gain.
15 I didn't come to Hollywood to be the girl next door. I came to be a movie star.
16 To function as an actress, I have to be in love. I have to have that incentive to work.
17 Looks don't regulate a girl's body temperature, at least not this girl's body temperature. Intelligence in a man is the keynote and no girl in her right mind is going to go shopping for a man who's handsome and husky alone.
18 I've got the strangest build. It's big in the hips, small in the waist and I've got these enormous... shoulders.
19 No one wants to see or read about a dull subject. I don't consider myself a dull subject.
20 I'd like ten more babies and ten more chihuahuas and a few Academy Awards. Meanwhile, I enjoy being a sex symbol and making people happy.
21 I want to earn my own way, I like having nice things, but I've never accepted anything I haven't earned.
22 War is a foolish, childish, animalistic, unthinking, unintelligent way of trying to accomplish a purpose.
23 We eat a lot of lean meat and fresh vegetables. You are what you eat, you know. When I'm 100, I'll still be doing pin-ups.
24 A lot of happiness can be brought to the mentally distraught by a little understanding.
25 I like being a pin-up girl, there's nothing wrong with it.
26 I don't particularly enjoy publicity, it seems to just follow me around.
27 I will never be satisfied. Life is one constant search for betterment for me.
28 Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy.
29 If you're going to do something wrong, do it big, because the punishment is the same either way.
30 I don't want to get involved in the racial situation at the expense of losing fans. I wouldn't say anything too strong, but I do know that God created us equal and we're not living up to it.
31 Stars were made to suffer, and I am a star.
32 To establish yourself as an actress, you have to become well known. A girl just starting out, I would tell her to concentrate on acting, but she doesn't have to go around wearing blankets.
33 [on Bette Davis] Dramatic art in her opinion is knowing how to fill a sweater.


All Jayne Mansfield pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6328 Hollywood Blvd.
1957 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Female The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Musical Performance The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)



A Guide for the Married Man 1967 Technical Adviser (Girl with Harold)
The Fat Spy 1966 Junior Wellington
The Las Vegas Hillbillys 1966 Tawny
Single Room Furnished 1966 Johnnie / Mae / Eileen
Primitive Love 1964 Dr. Jane
When Strangers Meet 1964 Darlene / Mrs. Smithopolis
Panic Button 1964 Angela
Burke's Law 1964 TV Series Cleo Patrick
Homesick for St. Pauli 1963 Evelyne
Promises! Promises! 1963 Sandy Brooks
The Red Skelton Hour 1959-1963 TV Series Dr. Joyce Sisters / Lorelei Lovely / Daisy June
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962 TV Series Marion
It Happened in Athens 1962 Eleni Costa
Follow the Sun 1962 TV Series Scottie
The George Raft Story 1961 Lisa Lang
Kraft Mystery Theater 1961 TV Series
Monte Carlo 1961 TV Movie
The Loves of Hercules 1960 Queen Deianira / Hippolyta
It Takes a Thief 1960 Billy
Playgirl After Dark 1960 Midnight Franklin
After Hours 1959 TV Series
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 1958 Kate
Kiss Them for Me 1957 Alice Kratzner
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957 Rita Marlowe
The Burglar 1957 Gladden
The Wayward Bus 1957 Camille Oakes
Shower of Stars 1957 TV Series
The Girl Can't Help It 1956 Jerri Jordan
Sunday Spectacular: The Bachelor 1956 TV Movie Robin
Female Jungle 1956 Candy Price
Hell on Frisco Bay 1955 Mario's Dance Partner at Nightclub (uncredited)
Illegal 1955 Angel O'Hara
Pete Kelly's Blues 1955 Cigarette Girl
Lux Video Theatre 1954 TV Series Girl at Piano


Electric Blue 22 1985 Video performer: "I'm In Love" - uncredited
Electric Blue 4 1982 Video performer: "I'm In Love" - uncredited
The Fat Spy 1966 performer: "I'd Like to be a Rose in Your Garden But I'm Just a Thorn in Your Side"
The Las Vegas Hillbillys 1966 performer: "THAT MAKES IT"
The Jack Benny Program 1963 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Homesick for St. Pauli 1963 performer: "Wo Ist Der Mann", "Snick-Snack Snuckelchen"
Promises! Promises! 1963 performer: "Lu-Lu-Lu, I'm in Love", "Promise Her Anything"
It Takes a Thief 1960 performer: "The Challenge of Love"
Playgirl After Dark 1960 performer: "Too Hot To Handle", "You Were Made For Me"
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 1958 performer: "In the Valley of Love", "If the San Francisco Hills Could Only Talk", "Strolling Down the Lane with Bill" - uncredited
The Girl Can't Help It 1956 "Rock Around the Rock Pile" / performer: "Ev'rytime" - uncredited
Illegal 1955 performer: "Too Marvelous for Words" - uncredited


That Man: Peter Berlin 2005 Documentary heavenly thanks
S1m0ne 2002 Simone wishes to thank the following for their contribution to the making of Simone


The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield 1968 Documentary Herself
Dateline: Hollywood 1967 TV Series Herself
Spree 1967 Documentary Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1959-1967 TV Series Herself - Panelist / Herself - Panellist
Candid Camera 1967 TV Series Herself
The Pat Boone Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Poem Posters 1966 Short Herself
A Bob Hope Comedy Special 1966 TV Special Herself
The Bob Hope Show 1962-1966 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Milton Berle Show 1966 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1966 TV Series Herself
What's My Line? 1956-1966 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest / Herself
The Match Game 1964-1966 TV Series Team Captain
Today 1956-1966 TV Series Herself
The Jack Paar Program 1962-1965 TV Series Herself / Herself (on film)
Girl Talk 1965 TV Series Herself
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1964-1965 TV Series Herself / Game Show Panelist / Sketch / ...
Password All-Stars 1964 TV Series Herself
Get the Message 1964 TV Series Herself
Cinépanorama 1957-1964 TV Series documentary Herself
Reflets de Cannes 1956-1964 TV Series documentary Herself
Stump the Stars 1962-1964 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist / Herself
The Jack Benny Program 1956-1963 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1963 TV Series Herself - Co-Host
TV-uutiset ja sää 1963 TV Series Herself
Miss Skandinavia 1964 1963 TV Special Herself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1961-1962 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself
Guest Shot 1962 TV Series documentary Herself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Herself
The Annual National Sports Awards 1961 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The National Sports Awards 1961 TV Special Herself - Presenter
This Is Your Life 1960 TV Series Herself
Hollywood - Ein Vorort in vier Anekdoten 1960 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Person to Person 1956-1960 TV Series documentary Herself
The Arthur Murray Special for Bob Hope 1960 TV Movie Herself
Menschen, Hoffnungen, Medaillen 1960 Documentary Herself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1959-1960 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Spectacular 1959 TV Series Herself - Host
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Herself - Performer
Screen Snapshots: Salute to Hollywood 1958 Documentary short Herself
Hollywood Glamour on Ice 1957 Short Herself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1957 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Herself
Screen Snapshots: The Walter Winchell Party 1957 Documentary short Herself
Tonight! America After Dark 1957 TV Series Herself - Guest
Atlantic City Holiday 1956 TV Movie Herself
Hollywood Preview 1956 TV Series Herself
Down You Go 1951 TV Series Herself (Regular Panelist) (1956)

Archive Footage

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series Herself
Diamonds to Dust 2014 Herself
George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 Documentary Herself
TV Land: Myths and Legends 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles 2005 Video Herself
Bettie Page: The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini 2004 Video documentary Herself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Naughty Bits 2004 TV Series Herself
The People's Hollywood 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Herself
Celebrity Naked Ambition 2003 TV Movie documentary
Blond in Hollywood 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Cleavage 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Blondes: Diana Dors 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
Arena 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Playboy: The Story of X 1998 Video documentary Herself
Omnibus 1998 TV Series documentary
E! Mysteries & Scandals 1998 TV Series Herself
50 años de cámaras ocultas 1998 TV Movie Herself
François Chalais, la vie comme un roman 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Actress 'The Girl Can't Help It' (uncredited)
Candid Camera's 50th Anniversary 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Death Scenes 2 1992 Video documentary Herself (uncredited)
Playboy Playmates: The Early Years 1992 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Babylon 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
Playboy Video Centerfold: Dutch Twins 1989 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Sex Symbols 1988 Video documentary short Herself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC 1988 TV Movie Herself
Hollywood Uncensored 1987 Documentary Herself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood's Private Home Movies 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself
Notre Dame de la Croisette 1981 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself
Mondo Hollywood 1967 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Herself
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary Herself
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Herself
Lykke og krone 1962 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Zwischen Glück und Krone 1959 Documentary Herself
The James Dean Story 1957 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Herself

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