Jane Russell

Jane Russell

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Tall Men (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 44% Macao (1952)
  • Birthday: Jun 21, 1921
  • Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
  • Voluptuous sex symbol and star of Hollywood films, TV, and nightclubs, Jane Russell was the daughter of an actress. She worked as a receptionist and model, and studied theater at Max Reinhardt's Theatrical Workshop and with Maria Ouspenskaya. Endowed with a large bust, she won the lead role in Howard Hughes's The Outlaw (1941) after Hughes conducted a nationwide search for a curvaceous actress, eventually finding her working in his dentist's office. The film caused a storm of controversy due primarily to the amount of cleavage shown by Russell onscreen, and, after brief releases in 1941 and 1943, it was not officially released until 1950. The controversy brought her much publicity, often in the form of off-color, sophomoric jokes. However, she surpassed her mindless "bombshell" image and went on to perform with versatility in a number of films during the subsequent three decades, including comedies with Bob Hope and musicals with Marilyn Monroe. She often played cynical, "tough broads," and starred in the Broadway musical Company in 1971. TV viewers may also remember her for a series of bra commercials during the '70s.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

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Year

No Score Yet Hollywood on Fire Actor 2009
No Score Yet Darker than Amber Alabama Tiger 1970
60% Born Losers Mrs. Shorn 1967
No Score Yet Johnny Reno Nona Williams 1966
No Score Yet Fate Is The Hunter Herself 1964
No Score Yet The All-Star Christmas Show (Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby's White Christmas USO All Star Show) Actor 1958
No Score Yet The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown Laurel Stevens 1957
No Score Yet The Revolt of Mamie Stover Mamie Stover 1956
83% Hot Blood Annie Caldash 1956
No Score Yet Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Bonnie Jones / Mimi Jones 1955
100% The Tall Men Nella Turner 1955
No Score Yet Underwater! Theresa Gray 1955
No Score Yet The French Line Mary 'Mame' Carson 1954
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Dorothy 1953
44% Macao Julie Benson 1952
89% Son of Paleface Mike 1952
67% Road to Bali Herself 1952
No Score Yet The Las Vegas Story Linda Rollins 1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle Belle Starr 1952
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money) Mildred 'Mibs' Goodhue 1951
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman Lenore Brent 1951
100% The Paleface Calamity Jane 1948
80% The Outlaw Rio 1943
No Score Yet Howard Hughes: The Outlaw Actor 1943

QUOTES FROM Jane Russell CHARACTERS

Dorothy Shaw
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
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.