Shrimpton, Jean

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Shrimpton, Jean Gender: F
Jean Rosemary Shrimpton
born on 6 November 1942 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place High Wycombe, England, 51n38, 0w46
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°15' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°30 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 16°39'

Jean Shrimpton (1965)
photo: Joost Evers / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


British model and actress made famous by Vogue magazine, an icon of the '60s when models began to be known with the same level of fame as actresses. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world's first supermodels. In 2012, Shrimpton was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential fashion icons of all time. She starred alongside Paul Jones in the 1967 film Privilege.

Breaking the popular mould of voluptuous figures with her long legs and slim figure, she was nicknamed "The Shrimp". Shrimpton was also known for her long hair with a fringe, wide doe-eyes, long wispy eyelashes, arched brows, and pouty lips.

Shrimpton helped launch the miniskirt. In 1965, she made a two-week promotional visit to Australia, and caused a sensation in Melbourne, when she arrived for the Victoria Derby wearing a white shift dress made by Colin Rolfe which ended 10cm (3.9 in) above her knees. She wore no hat, stockings or gloves, and sported a man's watch, which was unusual at the time.

Shrimpton and her photographer David Bailey began dating soon after they began working together and subsequently had a relationship for four years, ending in 1964. Bailey was still married to his first wife Rosemary Bramble when the affair began, but left her after nine months and later divorced her to be with Shrimpton.

Shrimpton's other most celebrated romance was with actor Terence Stamp. In 1979, she married photographer Michael Cox at the registry office in Penzance, Cornwall when she was four months pregnant with their son Thaddeus, who was born that same year.

On 26 January 2012 the story of Shrimpton's relationship with David Bailey was dramatised in a BBC Four film, We'll Take Manhattan, with Karen Gillan playing the part of Shrimpton.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Data Plus UK quotes her autobiography, Sphere Books, 1990, p.9.


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Vocation : Beauty : Model (Noted model)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession