Although Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box-office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe.
Early in her career, some advertisers considered her prominent breasts problematic, which led to her losing her first professional assignment — an advertising campaign for General Electric that depicted young women in bathing suits relaxing around a pool.Mansfield's first film part was a supporting role in Female Jungle, a low-budget drama completed in ten days while she was still a student at UCLA.Kellman's offer to play a dramatic role in The Burglar (1957), director Paul Wendkos's film adaptation of David Goodis' novel.Made in film noir style, Mansfield appeared alongside Dan Duryea and Martha Vickers.Jayne and her husband enrolled in Southern Methodist University to study acting.
While attending The University of Texas at Austin, Mansfield won several beauty contests, including Miss Photoflash, Miss Magnesium Lamp, and Miss Fire Prevention Week.
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Mansfield's fourth starring role in a Hollywood film was in Kiss Them for Me (1957), for which she received prominent billing alongside Cary Grant.
Fox launched their new blonde bombshell with a forty-day, sixteen-country tour of Europe for the studio.
She attended the premiere of the film (released as Oh!
She was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s, and one of 20th Century Fox's main sex-symbol actresses.