Jinx Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 - August 27, 2003) was a Spanish-born model and actress known as Jinx.
Born in Barcelona, she was raised in Chile, and became a fluent Spanish speaker.
Her family then moved to the United States where she would eventually become one of the country's top models. A competent tennis player, her brother Bob Falkenburg was the 1948 Wimbledon singles champion.
She helped establish the talk show genre along with her husband in the 1940s. Falkenburg was nicknamed "Jinx" by her mother. As a teenager, she became a top fashion model who appeared on numerous magazine covers. Falkenburg appeared in over 25 movies and numerous television programs.
Falkenburg and her husband, Tex McCrary, were married in 1945 and together they began broadcasting the popular morning radio talk show, "Hi Jinx," in 1946.
"Tex and Jinx" later hosted the NBC show, "At Home," and published a column together in the New York Herald Tribune.
Jinx Falkenburg was a staunch Republican, and hosted fundraisers for the Republican party.
Jinx Falkenburg died in 2003 in Manhasset, New York, aged 84; Tex McCrary died shortly afterwards.