Appearances

Filmography

Jayne only made 25 movies throughout her career but she always made a splash in whatever she was in. Below you will find her complete filmography and a summary of her role along with the year each movie was filmed and a release year after a slash if the film came out over a year after principal photography ended.


Early Jayne

Jayne in a publicity portrait for Illegal.

Female Jungle
Jayne plays an artist’s mistress who meets a horrible end in this Z-grade noir.
1954/1955

Hell on Frisco Bay
Jayne plays the dancing partner to 6th billed Perry Lopez.
1955

Pete Kelly’s Blues
Jayne plays an uncredited, blink-and-you’ll-miss-her cigarette girl with two lines.
1955

The Burglar
Jayne once again plays a wayward girl connected to a criminal.
1955/1957

Illegal
Jayne plays a gangster’s mistress/mole in this B-noir starring Edward G. Robinson
1955


Jayne’s Peak Work

Cary Grant, Jayne, and Susie Parker in Kiss Them For Me.

The Girl Can’t Help It
Jayne plays the hopelessly naive Jerri Jordan, a girl being forced into a film career by a mobster boyfriend.
1956

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Jayne reprises her Broadway role, Rita Marlowe – the vapid, scheming #1 Blonde Movie Star in the US.
1957

The Wayward Bus
Jayne plays a “bubble dancer” on her way to a better job in San Juan.
1957

Kiss Them For Me
Jayne plays Alice Kratzner, a dumb blonde obsessed with servicemen.
1957

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
Jayne plays a tough-as-nails saloon owner/chorus dancer.
1958

Too Hot to Handle
Really the start of her B-movie career but well-written film featuring Jayne as a burlesque queen.
1959/1961


Later Jayne

The Challenge
Jayne plays a gang leader organizing a heist in Mexico.
1959/1963

The Loves of Hercules
Jayne plays duel roles opposite then-husband Mickey Hargitay.
1960

It Happened in Athens
Jayne plays a Greek actress with her heart set on making it in America.
1960/1962

The George Raft Story
Jayne plays Lucy Lang (loosely based on Betty Grable) in this bio-pic loosely based on Raft’s life.
1961

Homesick for St. Pauli
Jayne plays the star of a television show.
1963

Dog Eat Dog
Jayne once again plays the girlfriend to a criminal. She spends most of the movie complaining about needing panties.
1964/1966

A Guide for the Married Man
Jayne has a cameo role in this Fox film.
1966/1967

Panic Button
Jayne plays a thinly veiled version of herself against heavyweight Maurice Chevalier.
1962/1964

Primitive Love
Jayne plays Dr. Jayne Mansfield, a scientist studying love in “primitive cultures.”
1964/1966

The Fat Spy
Jayne plays an airhead in love with her father’s colleague.
1965/1966

Single Room Furnished
Jayne plays three roles in this drama directed by ex-husband Matt Cimber. The film was shot sporadically over a several year period.
1967

Promises, Promises
Jayne made history as the first American actress to appear nude in a mainstream picture after the adoption of the Hays Code.
1963

The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield
Travelogue featuring Jayne.
1964/1968

The Las Vegas Hillbillys
Jayne plays a showgirl who helps a couple of hillbillies run their casino.
1966


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