Full Name: Harlean Carpentier
Why Famous: Jean Harlow was the original Hollywood 'blond bombshell' and set a template for others such as Marilyn Monroe to follow.
Harlow began making movies while just a teenager. She made her name as a striking bottle blonde with a forthright sexuality, appearing such pre-code films as the Howard Hughes' "Hell's Angels" (1930) and "The Public Enemy" (1931) opposite James Cagney.
In later films Harlow show more comedic wise-cracking talent in such films as "Red Dust" (1931), one of a number of films she made with Clark Gable. Harlow's career was tragically cut short in 1937 when she died of a kidney disease aged just 26.
- 1932-07-02 Platinum blonde screen goddess Jean Harlow (21) weds MGM producer Paul Bern (42)
- 1931-04-23 US gangster film "The Public Enemy" starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow premieres
- 1932-10-22 Film "Red Dust" directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor premieres