look-alikes: Jean Harlow

The Aviator
Hughes and Harlow
other portrayals

Look-alike makeups: Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow (1911–1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the ‘Platinum Blonde’ because of her platinum blonde hair, she was ranked as one of the greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute.

Harlow starred in several films, mainly designed to showcase her magnetic sex appeal and strong screen presence, before making the transition to more developed roles and achieving massive fame under contract to MGM. Harlow’s enormous popularity and ‘laughing vamp’ image were in distinct contrast to her personal life, which was marred by disappointment, tragedy, and ultimately her sudden death from renal failure at age twenty six.