Hollywood sex symbol Jane Russell died yesterday at home in California of a respiratory illness. Russell passed away peacefully surrounded by her children at her bedside. She was 89. The busty actress shot to fame in Howard Hughes’ 1941Western the Outlaw, Hughes designed a special type of underwired push-up bra for her to wear in the film which featured lots of camera shots of her curvy body. Russell went on to star in the 1953 hit Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe. She also appeared alongside top names such as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Her career slowed in the 1960s – but she modeled Playtex bras for TV ads with the slogan Cross Your Heart. Russell was unable to have children, but she married three times and adopted three kids. She also had six grandchildren and ten great-grandkids.