Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Posts Tagged ‘jayne mansfield’

Yvette Vickers at Edd Byrnes’ house

In 1928, American on September 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Yvette Vickers (born Iola Yvette Vedder 26 Aug 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri; found dead in April 2011 in her house in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California). First movie appearance: Sunset Boulevard (1950) Giggling Girl on Phone at Party (uncredited); final credit: Evil Spirits (1990) neighbor (IMDB). Playboy Playmate of the Month: Miss July 1959

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Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on September 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

Diana Dors (1931 – 1984) the Swindon girl who made it big before the days of botox and boob jobs. There was a day in TV and film when you either had it or you didn’t. And one Swindon girl most definitely had it. Diana Dors may never have lived up to her billing as “Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe”, but the Swindon-born actress was certainly the darling of the British post-War movie industry, and when she died sadly on 4 May 1984, aged only 52, she had long since become one of the country’s best-known and best-loved actresses. Swindon Web.

Barbara Valentin postcard

In 1940, Austrian on September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Barbara Valentin (Uschi Ledersteger, born Dec. 15, 1940, Vienna, Austria—died Feb. 22, 2002, Munich, Ger.), German film actress who was dubbed the German Jayne Mansfield for her sexpot roles, beginning with the erotic thriller Ein Toter hing im Netz (aka A Corpse Hangs in the Web, 1960). In the 1970s, however, she established a new career in character parts under director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Valentin became involved in AIDS activism in the 1980s and was living with British rock singer Freddie Mercury at the time of his death from AIDS in 1991, after which she retired from public life. Britannica.

Jayne Mansfield and Natalie Wood

In 1933, 1938, American on August 19, 2017 at 3:39 am


Jayne Mansfield (1933 – 1967 automobile accident) and Natalie Wood (1938 – 1981 drowning accident) with with actors Lance Fuller (1928 – 2001), John Smith (1931 – 1995) and Bob Fuller (born 1933), Los Angeles, June 13, 1955.

Jayne Mansfield with her pet chihuahua

In 1933, American on August 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

A BRITISH woman who sold the actress Jayne Mansfield two chihuahuas that died with her in a car crash tried to contact the executors of her will just five days after the accident to ask for outstanding payment, according to Public Record Office documents. Read the rest of this entry »

Jayne Mansfield 1933 – 1967

In 1933, American on August 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

EVEN the most generous of observers would admit that Batley Yorkshire, England, shares little in common with that glittering venue for the world’s best-paid and most glamorous performers Las Vegas. Yet in April 1967 Jayne Mansfield played the once celebrated and now defunct Batley variety club shortly after it had opened its doors in its unlikely setting for a week-long engagement. Express.

 

 

Jayne Mansfield 1933 – 1967

In 1933, American on August 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Vera Peers, awoke in a panic. Her daughter, Jayne Mansfield, had appeared to her in a dream. Standing atop a large, white stairwell, she was screaming, “Mama, I have a story to tell you. You have many steps to go. I’m at the top now, but I’ll be waiting for you.” Vera awoke to the shriek of a police car’s wheels at her front door. Jayne Mansfield, 34, movie star, mother and mother of invention, was gone, dead from a car crash on Highway 90 in Slidell, Louisiana, en route to New Orleans. Also killed with her were her attorney, Sam Brody, and their driver, Ronnie Harrison. All three children in the car — Mickey Jr., Zoltan and Mariska Hargitay — survived. The Hollywood Reporter.

Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on August 6, 2017 at 8:50 am

Diana Dors (1931 – 1984) the Swindon girl who made it big before the days of botox and boob jobs. There was a day in TV and film when you either had it or you didn’t. And one Swindon girl most definitely had it. Diana Dors may never have lived up to her billing as “Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe”, but the Swindon-born actress was certainly the darling of the British post-War movie industry, and when she died sadly on 4 May 1984, aged only 52, she had long since become one of the country’s best-known and best-loved actresses. Swindon Web.

 

Jayne Mansfield in a bikini

In 1933, American on August 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

Jayne Mansfield: American violinist, singer and actress, born Vera Jayne Palmer 1933, died 1967 in an automobile accident.

 

Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on August 6, 2017 at 1:47 am

Diana Dors, the actress who described herself as “the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva”, died in hospital in Windsor last night. Diana Dors, the daughter of a railway clerk, became Britain’s best paid actress by the age of 25. She married three times and had a glamorous career, but confessed that she never believed she was good-looking and longed for a quiet life. The Guardian.