Take A Look Inside Jayne Mansfield's Kitschy Pink Palace


Take A Look Inside Jayne Mansfield's Kitschy Pink Palace

It's no secret that some celebrities are over the top and this is often reflected in the cars they drive and properties they own.

Some of today's most famous individuals live in mansions that span thousands of square feet and are valued at millions of dollars. For instance, Celine Dion's Bahamian-inspired home has its own mini-water park with two pools that require 500,000 gallons of water, two slides, a river, water cannons, and a tree house.

While the musician's glass-walled house sounds impressive, there's another extravagant house that caught everyone's attention decades prior: Jayne Mansfield's "Pink Palace."

The late Hollywood icon rose to fame in the 1950s after starring in movies like The Girl Can't Help It (1956), and Too Hot Too Handle (1960). Soon after her career took off, the starlet married her second husband, Miklos "Mickey" Hargitay, and had three children, Zoltan, Mickey Jr. and Mariska.    

The family bought the Bel-Air Spanish Colonial home in 1957 and transformed it into a space that makes Barbie's Dream House look boring in comparison.

Every single square foot of the seven-bedroom home was filled with some kind of outlandish decor, however, there are some areas, like the bathroom, living room, and pool, that stand out even more.

Let's take a tour of the real-life version of a doll house Jayne loved so much.

Even after her divorce from Mickey, Jayne and her children, including Law & Order: SVU actress Mariska, lived in the home until 1967, when she and her boyfriend, Sam Brody, died in a car accident.

The house was eventually sold and became home to many well-known stars, including Ringo Starr of the Beatles and Cass Elliot of the Mamas and Papas.

It was demolished in 2002, but the photos of the property will forever live on the internet.

Have a look:

The living room

"I would rather stay at home...and have a dinner before the fireplace," Jayne, whose favorite heart motif is embedded in the purple sofas, once said.

"All my life I've dreamed of a place full of cupids and angels and hearts. It's too bad the drops of water from the fountain in the living room aren't heart shaped," she also said to a reporter.

The office

Architectural Design

Instead of pink, the couple's office is one of the few rooms in the house that is overwhelmingly red. However, Jayne, who reportedly had an IQ of 163, couldn't resist adding a pink typewriter to the room.

The staircase

Jayne was once quoted saying, "I believe in flashy entrances," so it comes as no surprise that the wall beside the staircase leading up to the second floor is adorned with framed photos of Jayne, her works, and family.

The master bedroom

The master suite is one of seven bedrooms in the house they shared with several dogs, including Powderpuff the Pekingese. Jayne also owned an ocelot.

Jayne also famously posed for Playboy in this bedroom.

Wait until you see Mariska's childhood bedroom as well as the heart-shaped bath tub.

The nursery

As a child, Mariska spent a number of years living at Pink Palace.

She was sleeping in the backseat of the car and was much too young to remember many of the details of the accident that claimed Jayne's life, but she refused to return to Pink Palace without her mother.

The bathroom

The master bathroom was probably the most shockingly pink of all the 25 rooms in the house. In addition to the pink shag rug that covers the walls, floors, and ceiling, Glen Hose, who was hired to design the house tied the bathroom to the rest of the house by including a heart-shaped tub.

The family room

This room is one of the only ones that isn't overwhelmingly pink. However, it's main focus is a polar bear rug.

The backyard

Once section of the backyard featured a patio and a fireplace.

The pool

The heart-shaped pool was built by Mickey for his beloved wife, and he personalized it with "I love you, Jayne" in gold leaf mosaic.

In addition to the unique decor at Pink Palace, the house has been in the headlines for another strange reason.

According to Ringo and another past occupant, Englebert Humperdink, the house has had many unexplained occurrences.

Humperdink claims that he has seen Jayne's ghost, while Ringo claims that he had the walls of the house painted several times, but the pink color would always seep through.

Pink Palace is certainly one of the most interesting celebrity houses I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot.

What do you think of Jayne's mansion?

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