The Tragic Death of Jayne Mansfield
On June 29, 1967, famous Hollywood actress Jayne Mansfield and two male friends attended a public event in Biloxi, Mississippi.At the event, Jayne apparently joked about a prediction made by Anton LaVey (the founder of the Church of Satan) that she would die in a car accident in the dead of night. Whether or not the “prediction” was serious or made in jest, it proved to be true.
After attending the event Mansfield, her two companions, and three of her children travelled to New Orleans. As they were leaving the town of Siddell that night, the 1966 Buick Electra the group was driving collided with a low-hitched trailer on the back of a truck; Mansfield and her male friends were killed instantly. The children escaped serious injury.
Mansfield was one of the original “Blonde Bombshells” of the 1950’s, and alongside Marilyn Monroe she was considered one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. Although cast in “dumb blonde” roles, Jayne Mansfield was exceedingly intelligent; she spoke five languages fluently, was a member of MENSA, and was sought out by Anton LaVey due to her insightful nature. The two met often in LaVey’s black painted house in San Francisco, and Jayne starred in several of LaVey’s home movies.
The rumor that LaVey predicted Mansfield’s death spread like wildfire after she died, with some accusing LaVey of orchestrating her death via a Satantic ritual. Others believed Mansfield was assassinated due to her connection with LaVey. Whatever the true story may be, Jayne Mansfield’s death will always be shrouded in mystery.