Born Vera Jayne Palmer in 1933, the future icon eloped with 20-year-old Paul Mansfield in 1950, just before graduating from high school. After a Beverly Hills memorial service, Jayne's body was sent to Pen Argyle, Pennsylvania to be buried in the family plot. All rights reserved. Her father would die when she was but 3 years-old. Police rushed to the scene to find Mansfield’s three children alive in the backseat. Too many images selected. Born Vera Jayne Palmer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Mansfield arrived in Hollywood as a young wife and mother (to daughter Jayne Marie) in 1954, determined to become an actress. So were Mansfield's other two children from her marriage to ex-husband and former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay. Mansfield, along with two other passengers, Sam Brody and Ronnie Harrison, were killed instantly, when her vehicle was forced beneath the semi. After two appearances on the evening of June 28, Mansfield, Sam Brody (her attorney and companion), their driver Ronnie Harrison (age 20), and three of her children— Miklós, Zoltán, and Mariska—left Biloxi after midnight in a 1966 Buick Electra 225. After a June 28th evening engagement, Mansfield would head out at 2:30 am the next morning (June 29) for an early New Orleans TV show interview. On November 8 of that year, Jayne Marie would be born to the 17-year-old Vera Jayne and her husband Paul Mansfield.{googleads}. Vera Jayne Palmer, a.k.a. After a June 28, 1967 evening engagement, actress Jayne Mansfield and the occupants of her car were traveling down a winding, narrow stretch of US Hwy 90 in rural Louisiana when the car would plow into the back of a stopped big rig. Now, excessively overweight and almost always drunk, Mansfield could only garner press recognition when she became involved in another drunken brawl with Brody or when she would be named in a messy divorce suit with Brody's ailing wife. She was eventually signed to the studio when a talent scout discovered her in a production at the Pasadena Playhouse. Reports of her ghost haunting the home she loved and the home that she shared with her children have surfaced from time to time through the decades. On January 13, 1958 Jayne Mansfield would marry Hungarian-born bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay who left Mae West's act to join Jayne on stage. Brought to you by Dearly Departed Tours & Museum and Celebrity Deaths: Find a Death. Anton LaVey was a publicity-courting Satanist eager to attract new members to … Their destination was New Orleans, where Mansfield was to appear on WDSU's Midday Show the next day. She … No part(s) of this site may be duplicated or used without permission. It was shortly before marrying Hargitay that Mansfield would build her lavish pink Spanish-style mansion with the now famous heart-shaped swimming pool at 10100 Sunset Boulevard. But the three Mansfield children in the rear were spared with only minor injuries - cuts, bruises, a few broken bones and the like. Born April 19, 1933, Jayne Mansfield enjoyed success as a model, actress and singer before her untimely death. Depressed with her now slumping acting career, Mansfield would eventually look for comfort in the bottle. Jayne had been on her way to New Orleans from Biloxi, Mississippi, where she had been performing at a local nightclub. //