“When I was little, I remember watching Jayne Mansfield in The Girl Can’t Help It and making a promise that when I grew up I was going to have curves like that: the cinched-in waist, the big bust and those ample hips that just popped off the screen. I’ve never made a secret about having my breasts done. It’s something I’m proud of. The message I want to get out is that anyone can do this. Honestly, without my bag of tricks, I am pretty ordinary—it’s just that I have a pretty nice bag of tricks.”
Dita Von Teese
There are quite a few celebrities and models that has been influenced by Jayne Mansfield over the years. Here is a small selection in no particular order.
1. Doris MayDay
Pin up model for companies such as Bettie Page Cothing and Pinup Girl Clothing. Also known from TLC:s TV-show “My crazy obsession”.
“I don’t like my generation. I don’t like their music, I don’t like the way they treat people and I don’t like the way they dress.”
Musican and model Moonlyn has clearly been inspired by some of Jayne’s photo shoots.
3. Ricky Renee
Female impersonator Ricky Renee imitates Jayne regularly.
Its no secret that Madonna has been influenced by several vintage stars through the years. And as you can see for yourselves she has done a few Jayne hommages. A few years ago it was also rumoured she was working on a movie about Jayne but sadly nothing came out of it.
5. Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith’s career took off when Guess hired a young Anna Nicole to emulate Jayne in their now classic ad campaign from early 90s. Although being compared to Marilyn Monroe a lot, to me she has more similarities with Jayne.
“I just feel a connection with Marilyn Monroe. I just love her. I just completely feel what she went through.”
6. Amber Heard
Actress and model Amber Heard (and Johnny Depp’s girlfriend) bears a resemblence with Jayne in some photos.
7. Kate Upton
Divine was “Jayne Mansfield and Godzilla put together to scare hippies.” – John Waters
9. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has more than the love of chihuahuas in common with Jayne.
10. Reese Witherspoon
The character Elle Fanning (played by Reese) in Legally blonde 1 & 2 is clearly influenced by Jayne in several ways.