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Jane Russell

Highest Rated:   100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated:   44% Macao (1952)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fate Is The Hunter
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Hollywood on Fire
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby's White Christmas All Star Show
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Howard Hughes
  • Actor
2004
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 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Road to Bali
  • Herself
1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle
  • Belle Starr
1952
No Score Yet The Las Vegas Story
  • Linda Rollins
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
89% The Outlaw
  • Rio
1943
No Score Yet Howard Hughes: The Outlaw
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Classic Women of the Movies
  • Actor
1937

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