Jean Harlow

1911 - 1937

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Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American actress. Known for her portrayal of "bad girl" characters, she was the leading sex symbol of the early 1930s and one of the defining figures of the pre-Code era of American cinema. Often nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell" and the "Platinum Blonde", Harlow was popular for her "Laughing Vamp" screen persona. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Harlow has received more than 7,866,735 page views. Her biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Jean Harlow is the 426th most popular actor (up from 464th in 2019), the 771st most popular biography from United States (up from 878th in 2019) and the 214th most popular American Actor.

Jean Harlow was a Hollywood actress who was most famous for her platinum blonde hair and her on-screen persona as a "blonde bombshell."

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  • 7.9M

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  • 64.22

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  • 63

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  • 3.99

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  • 5.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Jean Harlow ranks 426 out of 13,578Before her are Tom Wilkinson, James Woods, Roy Scheider, Pamela Anderson, Bourvil, and Donald Pleasence. After her are Charlie Sheen, Nebahat Çehre, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Brandon Lee, Heath Ledger, and Cillian Murphy.

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Among people born in 1911, Jean Harlow ranks 28Before her are Tennessee Williams, Klaus Fuchs, Maurice Allais, Wilhelm Mohnke, Polykarp Kusch, and Joseph Barbera. After her are Jules Dassin, Milovan Đilas, William Alfred Fowler, Bernard Katz, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, and William Howard Stein. Among people deceased in 1937, Jean Harlow ranks 23Before her are Gerda Taro, J. M. Barrie, Austen Chamberlain, J. Bruce Ismay, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, and Gaston Doumergue. After her are Rudolf Otto, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Karol Szymanowski, Ramsay MacDonald, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, and Emilio Mola.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jean Harlow ranks 771 out of 20,380Before her are Roy Scheider (1932), Jack Vance (1916), William T. G. Morton (1819), Michio Kaku (1947), Louise Hay (1926), and Albert Ellis (1913). After her are Charlie Sheen (1965), Greg Abbott (1957), Stan Kroenke (1947), James E. Webb (1906), Jules Dassin (1911), and Robert Burns Woodward (1917).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jean Harlow ranks 214Before her are James Caan (1940), Ali MacGraw (1939), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Randy Quaid (1950), James Woods (1947), and Roy Scheider (1932). After her are Charlie Sheen (1965), Brandon Lee (1965), Mark Hamill (1951), John Goodman (1952), Frances McDormand (1957), and Pat Morita (1932).

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