Secrets Behind The Scenes Of Old Hollywood

June 15, 2021

Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield. Source: Reddit

But the other shots are interesting -- Loren looks much less perturbed by the competition with Mansfield's cleavage. She seems not to care all that much, and is smiling and even laughing. The truth is, despite what you may have heard from Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, "wardrobe malfunctions" are not accidents and have been around as long as photography. Mansfield already had a reputation as someone who'd let it all hang out for a little press, and Loren -- a European actress, remember -- had seen stuff racier than this. Playing the paparazzi is a game, and while the classic side-eye picture appears to tell a great story, it's likely both the principals knew what they were doing.

Ursula Andress' Bikini Scene Was Iconic, Though She Wore Even Less In The Novel

Ursula Andress and Sean Connery. Source: Imgur

She had little choice -- after arriving in Jamaica, she reportedly couldn't find anything in shops that fit her 5'6" 36-24-36 figure. Forgoing the bikini and just wearing the belt would have been more faithful to the source material; in Ian Fleming's novel, Honeychile Rider emerges from the surf wearing only the belt, and nothing else. It would have been a bit difficult to get a scene like that into a mainstream movie in 1962, though.