FashionBride Icon:Jane Russel

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This Hollywood star was much more than just another sex symbol. She was the sassy brunette to Marilyn’s blonde bombshell, and went on to campaign for changes in US adoption laws. Born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell, she worked as a chiropodist’s receptionist and a photographic model before turning to acting, when her 38-inch bust came to the attention of Hollywood. The daughter of a former actress, she studied at Max Reinhardt’s Theatrical Workshop, under Maria Ouspenskaya.

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