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Jane Russell

Jane Russell
Photo: Unknown author / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

June 21, 1921


January 25, 1990


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 7 in | 170 cm

Body Measurements

38-24-36 in | 97-61-91 cm


59 kg | 130 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

8 US | 38 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Jane Russell was born in Bemidji, Minnesota, United States, on June 21, 1921, was an American actress.

Young Jane Russell first started acting during her years at the Van Nuys High School in stage productions, she also modeled for photographers.

She was signed seven-year contract with Howard Hughes in 1940.

She made her big screen debut and achieved rose to international fame in Western film The Outlaw (1943), in role as Rio McDonald, directed by Howard Hughes.

She began her singing career with the Kay Kyser Orchestra on radio in 1947.

She got her Broadway debut in musical "Company" (1971) in role as Joanne.

Best Movies

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) musical comedy with Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn and Elliott Reid

The Paleface (1948) comedy Western in role as Calamity Jane

His Kind of Woman (1951) drama noir opposite Robert Mitchum and Vincent Price

Double Dynamite (1951) musical comedy with Groucho Marx and Frank Sinatra

Macao (1952) noir adventure opposite Robert Mitchum, William Bendix and Gloria Grahame

Underwater! (1955) adventure opposite Richard Egan and Lori Nelson

The Tall Men (1955) western opposite Clark Gable and Robert Ryan

The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) romantic drama opposite Richard Egan, Joan Leslie and Agnes Moorehead


Studied drama and acting with Max Reinhardt's Theatrical Workshop.

She was only daughter of the five children.

She appeared in more than 20 films throughout her career.

Was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

She wrote an autobiography "Jane Russell: My Path and My Detours" (1985).

She was good friends with Terry Moore.

She adopted three children.

Russell died on February 28, 2011, Santa Maria, California, United States, at the age of 89.


She was married three times to:

John Calvin Peoples (1974-1999)

Roger Barrett (1968)

Robert Waterfield (1943-1968)


She dated John Payne (1942-1943).

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