Jane Russell

Jane Russell – photos and quotes

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“Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don’t have any.” — Jane Russell


Jane Russell The Outlaw“They held up The Outlaw for five years. And Howard Hughes had me doing publicity for it every day, five days a week for five years.”Jane Russell


Jane Russell The Outlaw

“I don’t think the people who saw the picture were offended. It was the publicity campaign. I felt horrible. I was embarrassed and humiliated. At the other side, I wanted to laugh because it was so ridiculous.”Jane Russell

Source: Marylynn Uricchio (1985)

Photo: George Hurrell


Jane Russell

“If my pictures were supposed to be sensual, they were sensual only in publicity terms, at the level of the billboards.”Jane Russell

Source: Dick Shippy (1975)

Photo: George Hurrell (1946)


Jane Russell

“They say there’s a thin man trying to get out of every fat man. Well, with me it’s always been the actress trying to get out of being a star.”Jane Russell 

Source: Clive Russell (1975)


Jane Russell

“I just think leg art is stupid. When I see other girls posing in shorts for some silly gag, I think it’s ridiculous.”Jane Russell 

Source: 1948


Jane Russell

“I was never really a femme fatale. I’ve known a couple but I really can’t be bothered.”Jane Russell

Source: Sherryl Connelly (1984)


Jane Russell 1947

“Yes, I like radio much better than making pictures. It takes a thousand years to make a movie. And there’s so much baloney connected with it.”Jane Russell

Source: Bob Thomas (1947)

Photo: 1947


Robert Mitchum Jane Russell Is Kind of Woman 1951

“It was a joke. But producers and directors who had a good book or a good dramatic part would never think of me. I was supposed to be stupid, I guess. I would have liked to do something like ‘The Miracle Worker’ or ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.’ At RKO they’d take B things off the shelf and say, ‘Doctor this up for Bob Mitchum or Jane Russell.’ But I had a lot of fun when I was working. I thoroughly enjoyed the work, and then I went home at night and forgot it.”Jane Russell

Source: Marylynn Uricchio (1985)

Photo: His Kind of Woman (1951). With Robert Mitchum.


Jane Russell

“The trouble with many men is that they show their interest too soon. It makes a girl feel either they have an angle or they are desperate for a girlfriend because other girls don’t like them. And girls don’t like a guy who’s easy to get either.”Jane Russell (but probably a publicist)

Source: 1952

Photo: Macao (1952)


Jane Russell

“Stardom, if that’s what I had, couldn’t make that much difference in my life. I was living at home then and after. I didn’t change my friends, I didn’t change my habits.”Jane Russell

Source: Dick Shippy (1975)


Jane Russell

“I loathe the word religion and I’m non-denominational. Totally. Always was. I was a rebel.”Jane Russell

Source: Marylynn Uricchio (1985)



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