Jayne Mansfield Quotes

Vera Jayne Palmer Mansfield, 1933 – 1967

Born: 19 April 1933, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Died: 29 June 1967, U.S. Highway 90 near Slidell, Louisiana

Vera Jayne Palmer was born a brunette and spent her early life at Phillipsburg, New Jersey, her father was an attorney. At age three she and her mother were in the car when her father had a fatal heart attack. Her mother worked as a school teacher, remarried in 1950, and moved to Dallas, Texas. Jayne attended the University of Dallas, married in 1950 (becoming Jayne Mansfield), and moved to Austin, studying drama in both places. Her husband hoped motherhood would dampen her interest in acting, but after a stint in the Army the family moved to LA and Jayne took more drama classes at UCLA. She posed nude as Playmate for the February 1955 issue of Playboy, a spread that the magazine would repeat in 1964. Her acting career included low-budget comedy that featured her impressive bosom (Fox billed her as “Marilyn Monroe King Sized”) and a disappointingly-small number of serious dramatic roles. She claimed an IQ of 163, spoke five languages, played classic piano and violin, and was in casts with some of the greatest dramatic talent of the age. Long before Janet Jackson‘s “wardrobe malfunction” she developed a talent for stunts that had her ample bosom popping out of her low-cut dresses. The combination of serious dramatic aspirations and mammarian publicity stunts probably kept her from greater success. In addition to films, she also was in a number of significant Broadway productions. After appearing at a dinner club at Biloxi, Mississippi she was on route to New Orleans for a morning television appearance. Mansfield, her third husband, and their driver were killed when the car hit the back of a braking tractor-trailer rig, her three children sustained only minor injuries. that accident led the NHTSA to require an underride guard on all big rigs, this is now generally called the “Mansfield bar”.

Jayne Mansfield quotes:

A forty-one inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee — a lot more. But most girls don’t know what to do with what they’ve got.
    Jayne Mansfield

A woman should be pink and cuddly for a man.
    Jayne Mansfield

Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a female can enjoy.
    Jayne Mansfield

Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a female can enjoy. A father shares in that experience, knowing that he caused it to happen.
    Jayne Mansfield

I didn’t come to Hollywood to be the girl next door. I came to be a movie star.
    Jayne Mansfield

I don’t know why you people [the press] like to compare me to Marilyn or that girl, what’s her name, Kim Novak. Cleavage, of course, helped me a lot to get where I am. I don’t know how they got there.
    Jayne Mansfield

I don’t particularly enjoy publicity, it seems to just follow me around.
    Jayne Mansfield

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.
    Jayne Mansfield

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.
    Jayne Mansfield

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.
    Jayne Mansfield

I like being a pin-up girl. There’s nothing wrong with it.
    Jayne Mansfield

I want to earn my own way, I like having nice things but I’ve never accepted anything I haven’t earned.
    Jayne Mansfield

I will never be satisfied. Life is one constant search for betterment for me.
    Jayne Mansfield

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.
    Jayne Mansfield

I’ve been identified with pink throughout my career, but I’m not as crazy about it as I’ve led people to believe. My favorite colors are actually neutrals — black and white — but then who thinks of a movie queen in black and white? Everything has to be in living color.
    Jayne Mansfield

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