Why Sophia Loren was not jealous of Marilyn Monroe
One of the most famous and successful paparazzi snapshots is a photograph of 1957, in which Sophia Loren stares at the chest of another woman with obvious displeasure — as many think Marilyn Monroe’s chest.
However, the blonde in the photo is not Marilyn at all, but Jane Mansfield is a pianist, classical school violinist, owner of IQ 163, who knew 5 foreign languages, while the sex symbol of the 1950s and the first actress who appeared in a Hollywood film was completely naked.
The picture of Lauren and Mansfield for many became a symbol of female envy and inspired several photographers for similar pictures that differed from the original in that they were staged.
Sophia Loren admitted that she always refused to put her autograph on this photo, although she was often offered this.
She also didn’t want to discuss this photo for a long time, and only after her 80th birthday she explained in an interview to Entertainment Weekly magazine what she felt when she was suddenly captured at the moment of contemplation of Jane Mansfield’s breast.As it turned out, she did not feel any envy of Mansfield’s chest. Here is a fragment from the interview:
EW: This photo was taken when you were still new to Hollywood.
Sophia LorenA: Yes, Paramount organized a party in honor of me. All of Hollywood was there, it was incredible. And then Jane Mansfield appears, she is the last to arrive. I was surprised.
EW: What did she do when she got there?
Sophia Loren:She went straight to my table. She knew everyone was looking at her. She sat. She was barely ... Listen. Look at the photo. Where are my eyes? I stared at her breasts, because I was afraid that they would fall on my plate. You can see fear on my face. I was afraid that the contents of her dress would fall out with a crash and crumble across the table.
EW: There are other photos from the party where you laugh and look carefree.
Sophia Loren:There are other photos, but the essence of this. Only she shows how it was. One single photo.
No, after all, as we see, not the only
By the way, the fear of Sophia Loren was quite reasonable. As they say, remove children from your screens.
Sophia Loren could not have been surprised at such a side by Jane. Mansfield fueled interest in his person very skillfully.One day, in the presence of reporters, Mansfield dived into the pool in a swimsuit that was too small for her, and when she emerged, her chest jumped out of the swimsuit. More than once at various events her dress “accidentally” dropped to the waist, revealing her bare breasts (she did not wear a Mansfield bra).
Jane Mansfield left another memory of herself with her tragic death. She died in a car accident at the age of 34. After the evening performance on June 28, 1967 in Biloxi (Mississippi), Mansfield, her beloved Sam Brodie, personal driver Ronnie Harrison and her three children left for New Orleans, where the actress was to have a morning interview. June 29 at about 2:25 their car collided with a road train and flew under it. Three adults in the front seat died instantly, while the children in the rear seats of the car received only minor injuries. Since then, the trucks began to equip additional red and white bumpers, which are called so - Mansfield bar.
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