Born Harlean Harlow Carpenter.
Date of birth : March 3, 1911, Kansas City.
Date of death : June 7, 1937, Los Angeles (,).
* 1930 : 300 Maple Drive, Beverly Hills ( )
* 1930 : 300 Maple Drive, Beverly Hills
* 1932 : 1353 Club View Drive, Los Angeles
* 1937 : 512 North Palm Drive, Los Angeles
Her parents were Mont Clair Carpenter (September 12, 1877, Iowa-May 1st, 1974, Missouri), dentist
() and Jean Poe Harlow Bello (April 9, 1891, Colorado-June 11, 1958, Los Angeles)(,
They married on September 30, 1908 à Kansas City before divorcing between 1920 and 1928. Both of them remarried.
Little girl, she was called "The Baby" () and was raised by her maternal grand-parents.As the major part of the Hollywood sex-symbols, she often played dangerous women parts, with a strong erotic charge, whose characteristic and difficulties reflected the one of her own life.
In 1930 Howard Hughes () engaged her in "Hell's Angels", a movie in which she imposed an insidious
Frank Capra became famous with the unforgettable pictures he took of her on the set of "Platinum Blonde"
A year later, she incured the anger of the censure in "Red-Headed Woman" ().
On July 2, 1932 she married Paul Bern in Los Angeles (-;,
,,). He was tragically shot 2 months later on September 2, 1932
Norma Jeane often went with Gladys Baker and Grace McKee to admire their mutual idol in "Dinner at Eight"
(1933)(,) or "Hold Your Man" (1933)().
On September 17, 1933 she married her 3rd husband Harold G. Rosson, in Arizona (,;
). They divorced on March 14, 1936.
Her last partner was William Powell (,,).
In her last movie "Saratoga" (1937), Jean Harlow co-starred with Clark Gable (;).
She died on June 7, 1937, hardly aged 26, from an acute nephritis complications ().
Her funeral took place on June 10, 1937 (,,).
In 1950 when Marilyn met Sidney Skolsky, at that time a very influential reporter, Jean Harlow had been her model. Skolsky, who had known Jean Harlow, helped her to reach her point : during the following years, he made frequent allusions to Jean Harlow in his articles and used his influence next to the studios.Marilyn and Sidney Skolsky also had a movie project about Jean Harlow. But Marilyn's dream to embody her idol would never come true; however, in 1958 she posed as Jean Harlow for Richard Avedon who prepared a work