Mamie Van Doren

Mamie Van Doren

American, Actress
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  • Mamie's film "Untamed Youth" was originally condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency, but it only served to enhance the curiosity factor and resulting popularity.
  • Was discovered by famed producer Howard Hughes the night she was crowned Miss Palm Springs. He dated her for five years and launched her career by placing her in a few RKO films.
  • Measurements: 35-23-35 (as a 15 year-old model in 1946), 36-24-35 (in 1955 starlet), 38DD-26-36 (self-described in 1997), Quote: "I don't even want to say double-D, because they're even bigger than that." (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Once posed for famous pin-up girl artist Alberto Vargas, the painter of the glamorous "Varga Girls." His painting of Van Doren was on the July 1951 cover of Esquire.
  • Son by second husband Ray Anthony, Perry Anthony. The two are said to have always had a good, mutually supportive relationship.
  • Along with fellow platinum-blonde goddesses Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, she was known as one of "The Three M's."
  • Signed by Universal Studios at age 18 with the hope that they could make her their answer to Fox's Marilyn Monroe.
  • Issued out three quickie paperback biographies to juice up her fading popularity: "My Naughty, Naughty Life" (1961); "I Swing" (1965) and "My Wild Love Experiences (1965).
  • At the age of 16 she won the title "Miss Eight Ball."
  • Claims to have had an affair with Rock Hudson.
  • She took her stage name (Mamie) from : "First Lady" Mamie Eisenhower.
  • Son by second husband Ray Anthony, Perry Anthony. The two are said to have always had a good, mutually supportive relationship.
  • Along with fellow platinum-blonde goddesses Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, she was known as one of "The Three M's."
  • Once posed for famous pin-up girl artist Alberto Vargas, the painter of the glamorous "Vargas Girls." His painting of Van Doren was on the July 1951 cover of Esquire.
  • At the age of 16 she won the title "Miss Eight Ball."
  • She took her stage name (Mamie) from "First Lady" Mamie Eisenhower.
  • Issued out three quickie paperback biographies to juice up her fading popularity: "My Naughty, Naughty Life" (1961); "I Swing" (1965) and "My Wild Love Experiences (1965).
  • Her film Untamed Youth (1957) was originally condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency, but that only served to enhance the curiosity factor, resulting in it being a big money-maker for the studio.
  • Was discovered by Howard Hughes the night she was crowned Miss Palm Springs. He dated her for five years and launched her career by placing her in a few RKO films.
  • Signed by Universal Studios at age 18 with the hope that they could make her their answer to Fox's Marilyn Monroe.
  • Miss Palm Springs 1948, at age 15.
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