Here’s Jayne Mansfield in 1957 (at age 24) talking about her desire to be taken seriously as an actress:
And below is a brief documentary on her death.
Jayne Mansfield, in addition to her acting, played the violin.
After Jayne’s death, her ex-husband had an early morning twilight hallucination of her resurrected from the dead and playing her violin. The last moments of the below video I found quite moving: