Friday, February 12, 2016

#38 Mamie Van Doren

Mamie Van Doren is a survivor. She has outlasted all the other ‘50s blonde bombshells – Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Diana Dors, Joi Lansing – by a mile. And she’s still looking great and going strong today. Be sure to check her out on her over-the-top website and her equally out-there blog.

Embarrassing Real Name:  Joan Olander

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Rowena, SD

Cheesy Pageant Titles
  • Miss Rodeo
  • Miss Palm Springs
  • Queen of the Calgary Stampede
  • Miss Eight Ball

Embarrasing Movies
  • Untamed Youth *
  • The Las Vegas Hillbillies
  • The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
  • Guns, Girls and Gangsters *
  • Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women *
  • Sex Kittens Go to College
  • The Navy Vs. the Night Monsters
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • The Stark Brutal Truth About Today's Lost Generation!
  • Behind these "nice" school walls... A TEACHERS' NIGHTMARE!...A TEEN-AGE JUNGLE!
  • Starring the girl built like a platinum powerhouse!
  • All-Devouring Carnivorous Trees That Move On Their Own Roots!
  • Acid-Bleeding Creatures Cremate the Human Race! 

Embarrassing Characters
  • Boots Malone
  • Sheba Palumbo
  • Penny Nickles
  • Cpl. Bunky Hilstrom
  • Bubbles La Tassle

Number of Marriages:  5

Shortest Marriage:  4 months

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends
  • George Hamilton
  • Jack Palance
  • Steve McQueen
  • Tony Curtis
  • Yves Montand
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Tom Jones (the singer)
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Clark Gable
  • Johnny Carson
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Joe Namath
  • Prince Axel of Denmark
  • Buzz Aldrin (the astronaut)
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Rock Hudson (!?!?)

Still lookin' good today

Whiffs of Scandal
  • Married at age 17
  • Playboy appearances
  • Abortion
  • Depression
  • Minor drug use (including dropping acid with Rock Hudson)

Interesting Tidbits
  • 38DD-26-36
  • Grew up on a farm without electricity or running water
  • Discovered by Howard Hughes
  • Named after First Lady Mamie Eisenhower
  • Alberto Vargas model
  • Cut eight records, including Young Dudes and State of Turmoil
  • Buddhist

Where can I learn more?

Or not

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