Sofia Loren vs. Jayne Mansfield

Sofia Loren vs. Jayne Mansfield

Sofia Loren vs. Jayne Mansfield is the ultimate  Blondes vs. Brunettes ala Sofia Loren and Jayne Mansfield on this #TBT.   This is from some set  of the famous pics at Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills.  There were a group of pictures of these two when they sat at this table together.  The well known shot of Sofia glancing at Jayne’s …assets (aka her rack)   I have to honor these beauties from yesteryear as they both had style that spoke for different reasons to different people.  Even though this is way before my time I can tell by the history of both of these women that one was a true coveted movie star and the other was trying to become that classy star yet just kinda too trashy to ever be that star.  lol  This to a Gen X’r such as myself reminds me of when Courtney Love crashed in on Madonna’s interview with MTV back in the 90’s.  Back in the golden age of Hollywood Jayne was the Courtney Love of that time in the movie world.  She was the poor mans Marilyn but just could not get the cred of Marilyn.

As John Waters was quoted once…”Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich were the biggest drag queens out there as no woman wakes up and looks like that, they have to get in female drag.”  In today’s world women could never wake up and get into this drag daily.  I have to give them props as that is a lot of work to woop that bleached, trashed hair into a shiny, wavy, gorgeous coif.  Sofia could pull off a short crop like no other and look hot as hell!  Yes Jayne’s ta ta’s upstaged her everywhere she went and back then for a female display them so openly was….trashy.  God bless a little trash!

Sofia Loren vs. Jayne Mansfield