The queen of sex and bosom or the queen of cleavage, as Jayne Mansfield was popularly called in the late 1950s, was an alias reserved for female entertainers of her peers who were not averse to displaying intimate parts of their anatomy just to gain popularity. The blonde sex symbol was not born blonde, rather she is a natural brunette whose hair color came from the bottle, the typical peroxide blonde of the oldies.
The legendary actress played the leading role in several Hollywood movies. Most of her movies emphasized her hourglass figure, her platinum blonde hair, and her attractive cleavage, which reveals the sex goddess without hesitation through revealing costumes that can seduce every red-blooded man in her environment. Indeed, the constant publication of her body statistics by the media in the 1950s led Evangelist Billy Graham to proclaim that “this country knows more about Jayne Mansfield’s body statistics than the Second Commandment.
As expected, Mansfield had a considerable amount of dating stories during her lifetime. Below are some of the most important names on her long list of lovers and acquaintances of Jayne Mansfield.
Who Has Jayne Mansfield Dated or Married? List of Her Ex-boyfriends
It is known that the blonde bombshell has dated some of the most famous men, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and even some Hollywood executives. Her image as a beauty icon has enabled her to get rid of all these high-profile men in a flash. Let’s take a look at her little black book.
1. Paul Mansfield
When the actress was 16 years old, she married Paul Mansfield on May 10, 1950. The marriage ceremony took place at a public wedding, and Jayne was three months pregnant at that time. After the birth of her daughter – Jayne Marie Mansfield – on November 8, 1950, her husband, who hoped that motherhood would discourage his wife’s acting ambitions, moved with her to LA in 1954 when she refused to give up acting. While the rising star honed her acting skills at the University of Texas, her husband occupied himself with service in the US armed forces. The couple finally divorced in January 1958 after almost eight years of marriage.
2. Mickey Hargitay
Mansfield met her husband number two – Mickey Hargitay, a plumber, and carpenter who became an actor and bodybuilder and was the winner of the 1955 Mr. Universe. Their dramatic introduction took place when Jayne saw Hargitay at the Latin Quarter nightclub in New York City and asked him for a steak and the big guy on the left. The duo began a relationship and finally entered into marriage on January 13, 1958, at Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
The transparent wedding dress of the actress contributed to the glamorous and publicity aspect of the event. The couple initially had two children: Zoltán Anthony Hargitay, born on August 1, 1960, and Miklós Jeffrey Palmer Hargitay, born on December 21, 1958; a third child, Mariska Magdolna Hargitay, was born in January 1964. The birth of their third child forced the couple to get back together after their divorce in May 1963, which was necessary because being single and pregnant would inevitably have a negative impact on the actress’ career. After the birth of her daughter, Jayne sued for the legalization of her divorce and won.
3. Matt Cimber
On September 24, 1964, the sexy actress got married for the third time, but this time to director Matt Cimber, also known as Matteo Ottaviano, née Thomas Vitale Ottaviano. The couple had a son Antonio Raphael Ottaviano, born in October 1965. Unfortunately, they separated in July 1965 and their divorce papers were processed the following year.
Apart from their failed marriages, the nightclub entertainer had a romantic relationship with several high-profile men, including John F. Kennedy, whom she met through his brother-in-law Peter Lawford in Palm Springs, California.
4. Sam Brody
Mansfield was also associated with Samuel S. Brody, her attorney. The blonde beauty, who set Hollywood ablaze with her flawless body and acting skills, died prematurely in a car accident with her lawyer Sam Brody, her lover at the time.
Other names associated with the actress include Enrico Bomba, a film producer; Nelson Sardelli, an entertainer from Las Vegas; Claude Terrail, the man behind the Parisian restaurant Tour d’Argent; Jorge Guinle, a Brazilian billionaire; and Robert F. Kennedy, to name a few.