Jayne Mansfield, born Vera Jayne Palmer (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. A major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s, she was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions.
Tragically, in June 1967, Mansfield was killed at the age of 34, when the car in which she was travelling crashed into the back of a truck in Louisiana. She had been travelling to New Orleans for an early morning TV interview, with her lover Sam Brody and their driver Ronnie Harrison, as well as three of her children. The three adults were killed (with an urban legend emerging that Mansfield was decapitated), while the children escaped with minor injuries.
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