Jane Russell

Jane Russell

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)

Lowest Rated: 40% Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

Birthday: Jun 21, 1921

Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA

Jane Russell's talents as a dramatic actress and musical performer were just as significant as her legendary figure. She was brought to fame by Howard Hughes, who featured her in the western "The Outlaw" (1943). Russell smoldered quite spectacularly on screen, but showed a particular knack for both a wisecrack and a song, as demonstrated in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) and other musicals. She was teamed to great effect on several occasions with Bob Hope in such films as "The Paleface" (1948) and with Robert Mitchum in "His Kind of Woman" (1951), both of which gave her ample opportunity to poke fun at her screen persona. She left Hollywood in the mid-1960s for work on stage and in commercials. One of the last of the true Hollywood bombshells - blonde or otherwise - Russell was a consummate professional.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 63% Born Losers Mrs. Shorn (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 19% Johnny Reno Nona Williams (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waco Jill Stone (Character) - 1966
40% 55% Fate Is the Hunter Herself (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 33% The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown Laurel Stevens (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 56% The Revolt of Mamie Stover Mamie Stover (Character) - 1956
83% 43% Hot Blood Annie Caldash (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxfire Amanda (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 15% Underwater! Theresa Gray (Character) - 1955
83% 61% The Tall Men Nella Turner (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 16% Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Bonnie Jones/Mimi Jones (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% The French Line Mary "Mame" Carson (Character) - 1954
98% 83% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Dorothy Shaw (Character) - 1953
44% 59% Macao Julie Benson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Montana Belle Belle Starr (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 48% The Las Vegas Story Linda Rollins (Character) - 1952
90% 83% Son of Paleface Mike "The Torch" Delroy (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 71% His Kind of Woman Lenore Brent (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 30% Double Dynamite Mildred "Mibs" Goodhue (Character) - 1951
100% 65% The Paleface Calamity Jane (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Widow Joan Kenwood (Character) - 1946
73% 31% The Outlaw Rio McDonald (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Ava Fontaine (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1962 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Mary Taylor (Character) 1960

QUOTES FROM Jane Russell CHARACTERS

Dorothy Shaw says: I'm here to make sure nobody else has any fun- but nobody chaperones the chaperone, that's why I'm so right for the job!

Dorothy Shaw says: You know, I think you're the only girl in the world who can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man's pocket.