"David and Bathsheba" (FOX – 1951)

"David and Bathsheba" (FOX – 1951) starring Gregory Peck as King David, is considered a classic today, almost as well known as the original Bible story. Jayne played Queen Michal, David’s first wife, whom he divorces to marry Bathsheba.

One day Peck asked Jayne: "Why in the world would I give you up to marry Bathsheba?" and he nicknamed her "the girl with the black velvet eyes." Incidentally, his lovely wife, Veronique has black velvet eyes, as does he. 

Jayne had to cover her natural red hair with an exotic black wig.