Sophia vs Jayne: The OTHER Photos behind that Sideways Glare

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1st Apr, 2013

I had always thought Sophia’s disapproving look in this iconic photograph taken by Delmar Watson was a perfectly captured moment of female jealousy. Mansfield to me was the carefree blonde and Loren, the feisty brunette. But of course, most of us have only seen this moment from one angle. There were other photographs taken that night in 1957 that give a little more context to Sophia’s infamous sideways glare…

In April 1957, Hollywood was hosting a dinner party in honour of the Italian actress, Sophia Loren at the Romanoff’s. American actress, Jayne Mansfield had been invited and was sitting between Loren and Clifton Webb. At one point she leaned over the table, allowing her breasts to spill over her low neckline, exposing one nipple. From where Sophia was sitting, she had quite a view…

Sophia’s face below is also priceless!

Alas, the slip was absolutely intentional and became the feature of a notorious publicity stunt intended to deflect attention from the Italian star. The press dubbed it, ‘the Battle of the Bulge’. But this wasn’t the first ‘nipple slip’ publicity stunt for the Hollywood star. Two years earlier she had posed for Playboy and her carefully staged public accidents became a rather expected occurrence. She had nevertheless, come a long way from the times when the prominence of her breasts led her to lose professional roles…

Oh Jayne…!

I love finding different versions of iconic photographs! Do you have any to share?

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