Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 June 29, 1967) was an American actress and sex symbol. Famed for her platinum-blond hair and hourglass figure, she emerged during the 1950s appetite for glamorous sex symbols led by Marilyn Monroe. In her first few starring roles Mansfield was indeed courted by 20th Century Fox as a replacement for a then-misbehaving Monroe. However Mansfield's Hollywood film career proved fleeting and after lead roles in a few major Hollywood films the good roles in major projects dried up; most of her later films were independent films or low-budget comedies filmed in Europe..
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