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List of Jayne Mansfield Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
24
10
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
24
10
Role:
Rita Marlowe
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Majel Barrett, Mickey Hargitay, Henry Jones, Tony Randall, Joan Blondell, John Williams
Directed By:
Frank Tashlin
2. Illegal (1955)
17
7
Illegal
17
7
Role:
Angel O'Hara
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Hugh Marlowe, Nina Foch, Albert Dekker
Directed By:
Lewis Allen
3. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
22
10
The Girl Can't Help It
22
10
Role:
Jerri Jordan
Starring:
Julie London, Edmond O'Brien, Tom Ewell, Ray Anthony
Directed By:
Frank Tashlin
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
4. The Burglar (1957)
14
7
The Burglar
14
7
Role:
Gladden
Starring:
Dan Duryea, Mickey Shaughnessy, Martha Vickers, Peter Capell
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
5. The Wayward Bus (1957)
9
5
The Wayward Bus
9
5

The Wayward Bus is a drama film which tells the story of three strangers, a stripper, a traveling salesman and an alcoholic, who are traveling on the same bus. As the road presents several challenges, each character tries to face his/her shortcomings.

Role:
Camille Oakes
Starring:
Joan Collins, Dan Dailey, Rick Jason, Betty Lou Keim
Directed By:
Victor Vicas
6. Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)
12
7
Pete Kelly's Blues
12
7

Pete Kelly, the leader of a jazz band in Kansas City Speakeasy, unexpectedly finds himself paying protection money to a local gangster Fran McCarg. He also has to accept Fran McCarg’s girl Rose Hopkins as a singer. However, when things go beyond a limit, Pete decides to stand up and take action.

Starring:
Janet Leigh, Lee Marvin, Peggy Lee, Jack Webb, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine
Directed By:
Jack Webb
7. The Challenge (1960)
7
5
The Challenge
7
5
Role:
Billy
Starring:
Anthony Quayle, John Bennett, Peter Reynolds, Carl Möhner
Directed By:
John Gilling
8. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
11
7
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
11
7
Role:
Kate
Starring:
Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Kenneth More, David Horne
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
9. Too Hot to Handle (1960)
7
5
Too Hot to Handle
7
5

A French reporter who is working on a steamy story about the secret strip joints in Soho district in London, soon gets involved in the lives of the owners.

Role:
Midnight Franklin
Starring:
Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Karlheinz Böhm, Danik Patisson
Directed By:
Terence Young
10. The George Raft Story (1961)
6
5
The George Raft Story
6
5

The George Raft Story is a biographical drama film which revolves around the life of George Raft, former Hollywood film star. Before making it big in Hollywood, he got involved with the criminal underworld, and also had conflicts with a gangster boss named Frank Donatella. However, his life took a turning point after he won a role in the popular film ‘Scarface’.

Role:
Lisa Lang
Starring:
Julie London, Ray Danton, Barbara Nichols, Barrie Chase
Directed By:
Joseph M. Newman
11. Kiss Them for Me (1957)
12
10
Kiss Them for Me
12
10
Role:
Alice Kratzner
Starring:
Ray Walston, Werner Klemperer, Cary Grant, Leif Erickson, Suzy Parker
Directed By:
Stanley Donen
12. Female Jungle (1956)
7
5
Female Jungle
7
5

Female Jungle is a crime drama mystery film, which revolves around the murder of a beautiful actress. Several people, including a neurotic detective, are suspected to be the murderer.  

Role:
Candy Price
Starring:
John Carradine, Kathleen Crowley, Lawrence Tierney, Burt Kaiser
Directed By:
Bruno VeSota
13. It Happened in Athens (1962)
6
5
It Happened in Athens
6
5
Role:
Eleni Costa
Starring:
Bob Mathias, Nico Minardos, Trax Colton, Xenia Kalogeropoulou
Directed By:
Andrew Marton
14. Einer frisst den anderen (1964)
6
5
Einer frisst den anderen
6
5
Role:
Darlene
Starring:
Cameron Mitchell, Isa Miranda, Dodie Heath, Ivor Salter
Directed By:
Albert Zugsmith, Gustav Gavrin, Richard E. Cunha, Ray Nazarro
15. Heimweh nach St. Pauli (1963)
5
4
Heimweh nach St. Pauli
5
4
Role:
Evelyne
Starring:
Freddy Quinn, Beppo Brem, Ullrich Haupt, Erna Sellmer
Directed By:
Werner Jacobs
16. Panic Button (1964)
5
5
Panic Button
5
5

A businessman needs to lose half a million dollars legitimately, to solve his tax problems. Therefore, he decides to finance a film version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. His idea is to make the film so terrible that it is considered a flop. When the film is shown at the Venice Film Festival, things get complicated as it is considered a witty parody and is awarded a Golden Lion.

Role:
Angela
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Maurice Chevalier, Mike Connors, Akim Tamiroff
Directed By:
George Sherman, Giuliano Carnimeo
17. Promises..... Promises! (1963)
6
6
Promises..... Promises!
6
6

This romantic comedy film tells the story of two women who get drunk on a cruise ship, and shortly after, they both get pregnant. However, things get quite complicated since they don’t know who the fathers are.

Role:
Sandy Brooks
Starring:
Richard Dawson, Mickey Hargitay, Fritz Feld, Tommy Noonan, Marie McDonald
Directed By:
King Donovan
18. Single Room Furnished (1966)
5
6
Single Room Furnished
PG
5
6
Role:
Johnnie / Mae / Eileen
Starring:
Dorothy Keller, Fabian Dean, Billy M. Greene, Terri Messina
Directed By:
Matt Cimber
19. L'amore primitivo (1964)
4
5
L'amore primitivo
4
5

Jayne Mansfield is in Italy to present a documentary about mating rituals and customs from around the world.

Role:
Dr. Jane
Starring:
Mickey Hargitay, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Carlo Kechler
Directed By:
Luigi Scattini
20. Las Vegas Hillbillys (1966)
3
5
Las Vegas Hillbillys
3
5
Role:
Tawny
Starring:
Mamie Van Doren, Ferlin Husky, Sonny James, Roy Drusky
Directed By:
Arthur C. Pierce
21. Gli amori di Ercole (1960)
4
9
Gli amori di Ercole
4
9

When Hercules is away, the king of Ecalia kills his people as well as his wife. In order to take revenge, Hercules sets off to Ecalia, but after arriving, he learns that the king is dead, and Queen Dianira is the new ruler. He soon finds himself attracted to Dianira.

Role:
Queen Deianira / Hippolyta
Starring:
Mickey Hargitay, Massimo Serato, Tina Gloriani, Rossella Como
Directed By:
Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
22. The Fat Spy (1966)
2
6
The Fat Spy
2
6

A mostly-deserted island, which is believed by many to be the home to the fountain of youth, is visited by several people for a scavenger hunt.  However, instead, they spend almost half of their time singing and dancing on the beach. 

Role:
Junior Wellington
Starring:
Phyllis Diller, Brian Donlevy, Jack E. Leonard, Johnny Tillotson
Directed By:
Joseph Cates

Special Appearance/Cameo

A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
12
6
A Guide for the Married Man
PG
12
6
Role:
Technical Adviser (uncredited)
Starring:
Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Art Carney, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Jack Benny, Lucille Ball
Directed By:
Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
7
4
Hell on Frisco Bay
7
4

Hell on Frisco Bay is a crime drama film, which tells the story of a San Francisco police officer who gets out of prison, and starts looking for the mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

Role:
Mario's Dance Partner at Nightclub (uncredited)
Starring:
Alan Ladd, Rod Taylor, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, Paul Stewart, William Demarest, Perry Lopez
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle

TV Shows

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
36
6
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
36
6
Starring:
Bob Crane, Martin Landau, Claude Akins, Ann Sothern, Peter Graves, James Mason, Bob Newhart
Kraft Mystery Theater
8
2
Kraft Mystery Theater
8
2
Starring:
Denver Pyle, Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Ray Milland, Anna Kashfi, Marion Ross, Joan Fontaine
The Red Skelton Show
15
3
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G
15
3
Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Sterling Holloway, Roy Rogers, Charles Bronson, George C. Scott, Eva Gabor, Rita Moreno
Directed By:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
Lux Video Theatre
8
2
Lux Video Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Alfred Hitchcock, Anne Bancroft, Buster Keaton, Roger Moore, James Dean, Rock Hudson
Directed By:
Richard Goode, Fielder Cook, Buzz Kulik, Earl Eby, Norman Morgan
Follow the Sun
7
2
Follow the Sun
7
2
Starring:
James Brolin, Celeste Holm, Jack Klugman, Keenan Wynn, Inger Stevens, Elsa Lanchester, Julie London
Directed By:
Felix E. Feist, Francis D. Lyon, Ted Post, Robert Butler, Mitchell Leisen
Shower of Stars
7
2
Shower of Stars
7
2
Starring:
Vincent Price, Fredric March, Mary Wickes, Betty Grable, Red Skelton, Hedy Lamarr, Elsa Lanchester
Directed By:
Ralph Levy, Seymour Berns
Burke's Law
11
4
Burke's Law
11
4
Starring:
Nancy Sinatra, Gena Rowlands, David Niven, Carolyn Jones, Jeanne Crain, Don Ameche, Tina Louise
Directed By:
Don Weis, Jerry Hopper, Don Taylor, Richard Kinon, Murray Golden
After Hours
4
3
After Hours
4
3
Starring:
Tommy Cooper, Cleo Laine, Dick Emery, Michael Bentine, Benny Lee, Clive Dunn
Directed By:
Richard Lester

Jayne Mansfield Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Girl Can't Help It Most Promising Newcomer - Female 1957