Monday, December 16, 2013

Jayne Mansfield

Born as Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933, Jayne displayed a wide array of talents during her childhood that would fuel her ambitions to become a movie star. Staring out by working in a movie theatre, she soon found herself taking jobs as a model and stage performer before she finally made her way onto the silver screen. Known for her sex-symbol appeal and voluptuous figure that was displayed at every opportunity, Jayne's career quickly escalated and she appeared in several successful films as well as performing live in Las Vegas on a regular basis.

On June 29, 1967, Jayne, along with her lawyer Sam Brody, their driver, and three of her children were driving in New Orleans when their vehicle collided with a trailer truck that had slowed down unexpectedly on a dark stretch of road. The children suffered only minor injuries in the back seat, but all three adults were killed in the accident. Grisly rumors began to circulate that Jayne had been decapitated when a photo taken at the scene revealed what appeared to be a blooded blonde wig tangled in the shattered windshield. In truth, Jayne suffered severe head trauma during the accident that essentially took off the top of her head.


Jayne is a reworked vinyl doll that stands 30.5" tall and has hand-painted features. She wears a bright pink two-piece outfit with buttons down the front and crochet lace trimming on the sleeves. Around her neck hangs a tiny heart-shaped necklace. This tall blonde beauty has been given flat white shoes so that she can stand up all on her own.

Jayne's injuries are very extensive, making her one of the most ghastly dolls we've ever done. The crown of her head has been sheered off, exposing the top of the skull and the severely damaged brain inside. She's covered with splattered blood as a result of being thrown around during her final ordeal.

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