Jayne Mansfield made her mark in Hollywood as a substitute for bigger, flashier movie vixens. Seriously. They actually called the woman the “Working Man’s Monroe”. Yeah. Like Marilyn Monroe was the dah-ling of the upper crust!

To deliver on the promise of sexy, Mansfield frequently resorted to some Janet Jackson-like costume oopsies. The platinum bombshell twice emerged from swimming pools topless, having “accidentally” lost her bikini top after diving into the water in full view of a bevy of photographers.

Sophia Loren was famously captured looking askance as what was clearly Mansfield’s greatest assets, prominently displayed in the neck-plunging bodice of her dress. No dumb blonde, though, these antics netted Mansfield movie offers and Playboy shoots. And you know she loves to show off:

But nip slips, Playboy pics, and actual nude movie scenes aren’t all Mansfield left the world. Because after all, she did give us Law & Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay, and that’s worth 50 Marilyn Monroe wannabes. Enjoy her collection of nude photoshoots and scenes from 1963’s Promises! Promises!

For more classic blonde bombshells, you are more than welcome to take a look at our gallery of Marilyn Monroe nudes.