Jayne Mansfield – Rare Historical Photos from the Netherlands – October, 1957
Born Vera Jayne Palmer, Jayne Mansfield was a wildly popular American film, theater, and television actress. In addition to acting, Jayne was also a nightclub entertainer, singer, and one of the first Playboy Playmates. She was one of Hollywood’s best-known sex symbols during the 1950s and early 1960s, as a part of the 20th Century Fox lineup. She was also known for her extremely publicized personal life and publicity stunts, like wardrobe malfunctions.
Mansfield is seen here kicking off a soccer match between Sparta against DOS with a kiss on the mouth of captain Rinus Terlouw. Herman Kuiphof, a member of team Sparta, would later say of the event “One of the few times that he really failed was in a friendly match against DOS in Utrecht. But that was probably because he got a kiss from the American sex bomb-movie star Jayne Mansfield around kick-off. It became 7-1 and ‘the rock’ was that day of paperboard.”
Jayne was involved in a tragic car accident just 10 years after these photos were taken and lost her life at the age of only 34-years-old.