The dramatic life of Jean Harlow, Hollywood's original "Blonde Bombshell"

The glamorous movie star passed away on June 7, 1937

Stars Insider

07/06/22 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Actresses

Before Marilyn Monroe, there was Jean Harlow. A glamorous screen star known for her dazzling blonde locks and her racy style of dress, she was the talk of Hollywood in the early 1930s. The first of the "Blonde Bombshell" actresses, the screen siren made her name based on her looks, but won over critics with her quick wit in comedy films.

Sadly, the star died at the top of her game, a life cut short aged just 26. Her short life was marked by professional success and behind-the-scenes tragedy, with multiple marriages and a second husband who took his own life. And those blonde locks came at a price, too, as you'll find out.

So, how did the star's life come to end in tragedy? Click through this gallery to find out more about Hollywood's original Blonde Bombshell.

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