RIP Jane Russell PICS, VIDEO
Jane Russell, archetype of the brunette bombshell and star of The Outlaw (1943) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), has ridden off into the sunset at age 89. The voluptuous Miss Russell was discovered working in a doctor’s office by eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes, who according to legend designed the aboriginal push-up bra to cradle Jane’s bountiful bouncing boobs.
Hughes throw her as the tempestuous Rio McDonald in The Outlaw, where Jane’s cleavage was deemed so scandalous that the film’s release was delayed several years. Jane and her unmanageably massive milk jugs went on to star in dozens of films throughout the 1950’s; she is top remembered for her Westerns and her melodic collaborations with Marilyn Monroe. Jane’s film occupation tapered off after 1958, but she was the face of Playtex bras in the 1970s and 1980s (“for full figured gals”) and continued singing in nightclubs until 2008. Jane was a accurate titan of titillation for generations of men and will be missed by funbag fans the apple over.