In 1967, film critic and exploitation movie expert Whitney Williams wrote of Mansfield in Variety: “her personal life out-rivaled any of the roles she played”. She married and divorced three times and had five children. Mansfield was allegedly intimately involved with many men, including Claude Terrail (owner of the Paris restaurant Tour d’Argent), Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Brazilian billionaire Jorge Guinle, her attorney Samuel S. Brody, Las Vegas entertainer Nelson Sardelli, and producer Enrico Bomba.
Mansfield had a daughter with her first husband, public relations professional Paul Mansfield. She was the mother of three children from her second marriage to actor/bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay. She also had a son with her third husband, film director Matt Cimber.
Mansfield and Samuel Brody, her lawyer and alleged lover at the time, were both killed in a car crash in 1967.
These vintage photos captured moments of Jayne Mansfield and Sam Brody together during their dating days.