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Pin Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN is featured as a Classic Femme Fatale at this amazing site that pays tribute to all Glamour Girls past and present.
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Trick shot golfer, Hollywood party girl, Marilyn Monroe pal, kiss-and-tell autobiographer; Jeanne Carmen is all this and more. In the early 1950’s,Carmen took the road often traveled by glamour gals. She competed and won several beauty contest and then tried to parlay that into an acting career. Her first stop was New York, and then it was off to Hollywood. Along the way, she became a favorite of the cheesecake crowd first as a brunette and then later as you classic blonde bombshell. At the age of 18, she was taught to be a trick golfer by tirck shot master Jack Redmond. This was all a gimmick done just to sell women’s golf wear, but it wound up being Carmen’s passkey into the world of the Hollywood’s elite.
At the Actor’s Studio she met up with fellow glamour gal Marilyn Monroe. This friendship last until Monroe’s death and included enough juicy escapades to fill page after page in Carmen’s tell-all book “JEANNE CARMEN: MY WILD, WILD LIFE AS A NEW YORK PIN UP QUEEN, TRICK-SHOT GOLFER & HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS” And those celebrities, according to Carmen, included JFK, RFK, Elvis, Sinatra, and Bob Hope, just to name a few. (You can read her true confessions here: page 1, page 2, page 3, and page 4.)
During her party girl heyday, she did manage to become a B-movie Queen with such films as “The Three Outlaws,” “The Monster of Piedras Blancas” and “Untamed Youth” (alongside Mamie Van Doren).
Carmen never made the sort of cultural impact that her pal Monroe made, but became of those great Hollywood icons known more for their exploits off screen rather than on.Carmen’s legacy as a glamour gal has been brought to a new generation with a recent E! True Hollywood Story based on her–where the still fabulous Carmen kiss-and-tells all over again.
There is a great website about her, JeanneCarmen.com, run by her son Brandon James.Carmen can still be seen around hitting all the cool night spots. In fact, she was one of the special guests at the first JBP Cocktails & Cheesecake Party in April 2006.
You can read an exclusive interview with Jeanne Carmen here: Jeanne CarmenInterview Part 1. Jeanne Carmen Interview Part 2.