Jayne Mansfield is one of Hollywood’s most tragic figures. The blonde bombshell, a Marilyn Monroe like concoction, had a successful career in B-movies but was famous for being Jayne Mansfield. With her killer curves, he platinum blonde air and bubbly disposition, Jayne Mansfield was a glamorous icon of Hollywood in the fifties. And then tragedy struck. At the young age of 34, the actress, wife and mother of five was killed in an auto accident.
But do you know who one of her five children is? Hint. They have won an Emmy, a SAG and a Golden Globe award.
She was one of three children that Jayne Mansfield had with then husband Miklós Hargitay. Mariska was just three and a half years old when she lost her mother and a heartbreaking fact? Mariska and her siblings (two of them) were in the car when the accident happened. Mariska was asleep when it happened and came out unharmed, physically that is.
Jayne Mansfield, an interesting legacy for sure. And currently Billy Bob Thornton is working on an indie film project called Jayne Mansfield’s Car.