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Jayne Mansfield (Vera Jayne Palmer)

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Biography

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to Vera J. and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney in Phillipburg, New Jersey, where Jayne began her girlhood. Her parents were both born with the same surname, and her ancestry was 7/8ths English and 1/8th German. Jayne was a talented pianist and violin player as a child.

Tragedy struck when Jayne was three, when her father suddenly died of a heart attack. Read more...

Actor

Character: Angel O'Hara

Illegal 1955

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Character: Jerri Jordan

The Girl Can't Help It 1956

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Character: Alice Kratzner

Kiss Them for Me 1957

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Character: Midnight Franklin

Too Hot to Handle 1960

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Character: Junior Wellington

The Fat Spy 1966

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Character: Camille Oakes

The Wayward Bus 1957

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