Unsettling historical photos

A picture may be worth a thousand words but sometimes a look says it all. This 1955 photograph was taken at Sophia Lauren’s unofficial coming out party, and sitting pretty to her left is fellow actress Jayne Mansfield. Years later Lauren commented she was afraid Mansfield’s dress was going to “blow.”

In 1957 Paramount pictures signed their newest talent in Sophia Lauren. To honor her arrival in Hollywood the studio threw a big party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Lauren later confirmed what her look seems to say, as Maynsfield’s cleavage brought on the stink eye from the Italian actress, and may have stolen the show too.