Jayne Meadows
Date of Birth
Sep 27, 1920
Birth Place:
Wu Chang, China


The daughter of Episcopal missionaries, Jayne Meadows was born in China; she spoke nothing but Chinese until her parents returned to America in the early 1930s. Meadows began her film career in the mid-1940s as a contract player at MGM. Her velvety voice and self-confident bearing ruled out her being cast as simpering ingenues: Meadows excelled as cold-blooded "other women", vitriolic divorcees,...