Jane Russell

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Bemidji, Minnestoa, USA
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 Jane Russell was a legendary actress, singer, and model of Hollywood from the United States. Jane Russell has proved her acting legacy from different projects to date from movies like; Gentleman, Prefer Blondes, The Outlaw, etc.

Early Life

Jane Russell was born on 21st June 1921, in Bemidji, Minnesota, United States of America. Her real name is Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell. Her father’s name was Roy William Russell, and her mother’s name was Geraldine Jacobi.

Roy William Russell was in the military, and her mother was an actress with a road troupe. And she had four siblings; Jamie, Kenneth, Thomas, and Wallace. While she held an American nationality and practiced Christianity. Further, she belonged to the Caucasian ethnicity. According to astrology, he had as her zodiac sign.

Jane Russell – Education

Talking about her formal educational status, she completed her schooling at Nuys High school in her hometown. And, she also accomplished her higher studies at university.

Jane Russell – Death

The legendary actress is no more with us today. She took her last breath on 28th February 2011, in Santa Maria, California at the age of 89. According to reports, the cause of her death was respiratory illness disease.

Jane Russell – Professional Life

 Jane Russell has an amazing legendary actress and was one of the prominent figures in the American movie industry. She was very interested in music and dramas from her very early years. She also participated in stage productions in her high school.

After completing of her studies, she started doing work as a receptionist, and also modeled for photographers. The milestone in her career as an actress came when Howard Hughes select her as the winner of the nationwide chest hunt for his upcoming movie.

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Caption: Jane Russell posing for the photo (Source: Reddit)

The actress made her debut in 1943 titled The Outlaw. The movie was a big success later and enormously increased her popularity. Since then she worked in many other movies over the years too.

Some of the movie credits are; Young Window, The Paleface, His Kind of Woman, Double Dynamite, The Las Vegas Story, Macao, Son of Paleface, Montana Belle, Road to Bali, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, The French Line, Underwater!, Foxfire, Gentleman Marry Brunettes, Jonny Renoe, etc.

Further, she also made radio appearances in the programs like Screen Directors Playhouse, and Stars in the Air both in the years 1950 and 1952. Moreover, she has also written her own biography under the name Jane Russell: My Path and My Detours in the year 1985. For her amazing works and contributions, she has won different awards like the Living Legacy Award, Hollywood Walk of Fame, etc.

Net Worth

Jane Russell lived a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune she earned from her work at the time of her death. Moreover, her total net worth was about $40 million US dollars at the time of her death.

Personal Life

Moving on toward the romantic and private life of Jane Russell, she married thrice in her life. Her first husband was Bob Waterfield. Bob was a Los Angles Rams quarterback and Pro Footballer who married in 1943. They had three children altogether. She later married Roger Barrett in 1968.

After the death of her second husband, she later married John Calvin Peoples in the year 1974. They were together until his death in 1999. Apart from it, she has no affairs with any other person. While she is straight regarding gender choices. And, she does not have any kind of controversial events till today.

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Caption: Jane Russell and John Clavin (Source: Getty Images)

Body Measurements  

Jane Russell is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The actress stands about 5 feet and 7 inches tall. While she weighs 59kg. Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number ranges to 38 inches bust, 24 inches waist, and 36 inches hips. The color of her eyes is brown, and she has brown colored hair.

Social Media

Jane Russell is also present on social media. She has a Facebook account under name own name with around 1.5k followers. While she was not active on other social media platforms.