Janice Dickinson
fashion model
Janice Dickinson
Janice Doreen Dickinson is an American model, photographer, author, and talent agent. Initially notable as a model, she has described herself as the first supermodel. One of the most successful models throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she expanded her profession to reality television in 2003 by judging for four cycles on America's Next Top Model.
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Janice Dickinson's personal information overview.
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Janice Dickinson diagnosed with breast cancer: 'Don't feel sorry for me, this is not a pity party'
LATimes - 11 months
Janice Dickinson has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has every intention of beating it. The former "America's Next Top Model" judge revealed Monday that doctors found a pea-sized lump in her right breast during a routine exam and had it biopsied, she said in an interview with the Daily Mail...
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Janice Dickinson has breast cancer
Fox News - 11 months
Janice Dickinson is battling breast cancer, FOX411 has confirmed.
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Judge wants more legal filing on Cosby defamation case
Yahoo News - 12 months
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Monday delayed ruling on Bill Cosby's motion to dismiss a defamation case filed by model Janice Dickinson over her allegations that the comedian drugged and raped her in 1982.
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Bill Cosby Defamation Suit Adds Four More Women
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Four more women who say Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them​ have joined the federal defamation lawsuit against the comedian, People reported on Friday.  The statute of limitations prohibits any of Cosby's more than 50 alleged victims from suing on the basis of sexual assault, so the defamation lawsuit -- one of four cases across the country -- is perhaps the most viable route toward securing some semblance of justice.  Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie join Linda Joy Traitz, Therese Serignese and Tamara Green in a lawsuit Green first filed in Massachusetts last December. The suit places blame on Cosby for allowing his team of lawyers to label the group of women as liars and ruin their reputations after each revealed their experiences of alleged abuse. "Each of these women came out and publicly recounted the sexual assault and sexual abuse that they suffered at the hands of Mr. Cosby," Joseph Cammarata, the attorney representing the four women, tol ...
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Bill Cosby Defamation Suit Adds Four More Women
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Four more women who say Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them​ have joined the federal defamation lawsuit against the comedian, People reported on Friday.  The statute of limitations prohibits any of Cosby's more than 50 alleged victims from suing on the basis of sexual assault, so the defamation lawsuit -- one of four cases across the country -- is perhaps the most viable route toward securing some semblance of justice.  Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie join Linda Joy Traitz, Therese Serignese and Tamara Green in a lawsuit Green first filed in Massachusetts last December. The suit places blame on Cosby for allowing his team of lawyers to label the group of women as liars and ruin their reputations after each revealed their experiences of alleged abuse. "Each of these women came out and publicly recounted the sexual assault and sexual abuse that they suffered at the hands of Mr. Cosby," Joseph Cammarata, the attorney representing the four women, tol ...
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How Cosby's Accusers Are Fighting To Fix The Legal System That Shut Them Out
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The first time Lise-Lotte Lublin saw a headline about Bill Cosby last year, she felt an ache in the center of her body. That ache grew stronger each time another woman came forward with an allegation against the 78-year-old comedian. Lublin says she met Cosby 26 years ago in Las Vegas. She was 23 at the time, a model -- as so many of Cosby's alleged victims were -- and was thrilled to be invited to the comedian's hotel suite where she assumed she'd be auditioning for him. He pressured her to drink despite the fact that Lublin was not a drinker. But she says she felt uncomfortable and eventually gave in to his demands. She remembers feeling "dizzy" and "disoriented" as he straddled her on the couch and stroked her hair. She eventually woke up in her own home without a clue how she got there.  It wasn't until Lublin heard former model Janice Dickinson recount her story last November that she finally realized what had happened to her that night in 1989. Over 50 women have now accu ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Janice Dickinson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 61
    In March 2016 it was revealed that Dickinson has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
    More Details Hide Details Dickinson released a memoir detailing her "wild days" as a supermodel. Titled No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel (2002), the book was effective in introducing her to a new generation. Her 2004 follow-up memoir was Everything About Me is Fake… And I’m Perfect, in which she describes her life in modeling; her experience with plastic surgery; and her battles with anorexia, bulimia, and alcoholism. Her next memoir, Check Please! Dating, Mating, and Extricating (2006), is purported to show a lighter and more tender side of Dickinson. In the book, Dickinson discusses the men in her life, and prescribes her rules for dating.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 59
    In November 2014, Dickinson told Entertainment Today that comedian Bill Cosby raped her in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details She said that she tried to write about the assault in her 2002 autobiography, but Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and her lawyers to remove the details. Dickinson became the most visible of a number of women who accused Cosby of committing sexual harassment and rape years before in multiple separate incidents.
  • 2012
    Age 57
    In her books and in interviews, she has discussed her numerous sexual relationships with male and female celebrities. In 2012, she announced she was engaged to marry Dr. Robert Gerner, a psychiatrist.
    More Details Hide Details During an episode of the reality show The Surreal Life, Dickinson revealed in-depth information about the emotional abuse she endured as a child and teenager. She stated to her cast mates, "My father was a pedophile. He was a dark, angry guy. Being forced to have a pedophile for a father is probably the most horrible thing that can happen to a child, bar none." She said, "I survived a monster... 16 years I was forced to keep the secret... If I ever exposed my pedophile father, I would've been murdered. So you know what he did instead? He beat me on a daily basis." In an interview, Dickinson told British magazine Now, "When he was on the way to the hospital, I tossed his medication out of the car window and didn't tell the doctors. Maybe I wanted to kill the abuser?"
  • 2011
    Age 56
    In 2011, she guest-starred in an episode of 90210 (titled "Project Runway").
    More Details Hide Details In August 2015, Dickinson was a housemate on the sixteenth season of the British reality show, Celebrity Big Brother. She became the seventh celebrity to be evicted from the house, just two days before the final. Dickinson has been married three times. Her former husbands are Ron Levy, Simon Fields, and Alan B. Gersten, also known as Albert Gersten. With Fields she has a son, Nathan. She has a daughter, Savannah, by former boyfriend Michael Birnbaum.
  • 2010
    Age 55
    Dickinson appeared in the fourth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which premiered in December 2010.
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    Other guest appearances include "Still Charmed and Kicking", an episode of Charmed. Dickinson made a cameo appearance in Darren Hayes's music video "On the Verge of Something Wonderful". In 2010, Dickinson appeared on the celebrity edition of British dinner-party contest Come Dine With Me, on which she frequently butted heads with former Page 3 Girl Samantha Fox over her glamour modeling career, and flirted with Calum Best.
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  • 2009
    Age 54
    In 2009, Dickinson was a guest judge on the Finnish version of the Top Model franchise.
    More Details Hide Details She created controversy after the claimed effects of accidentally mixing a sleeping aid with champagne caused her to fall down a flight of stairs and burst out at the models. Dickinson was taken to a hospital where she was told she had no visible injuries. She later apologized to the models during the show's airing.
    She was eliminated from the show on June 18, 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 52
    In November 2007, Dickinson became one of the celebrities taking part in the British reality television show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!
    More Details Hide Details She set the record for most Bushtucker trials, competing ten times in a row. In the finale of the series, it was announced that Dickinson had gained second place in the competition, with Christopher Biggins coming first. Dickinson was also a contestant for series two of the American version of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! which began airing in June 2009.
    The show debuted in the United Kingdom on Living on May 14, 2007, and premiered in the U.S on Oxygen on February 19, 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 51
    In 2006, Dickinson starred in her own reality show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, for the Oxygen cable-television channel.
    More Details Hide Details The program, which ran for four seasons, documented Dickinson launching a new career as a modeling agent. She appeared with British model Abigail Clancy in Beauty & The Best, a reality series detailing Clancy's attempt to break into the American modeling market.
  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 50
    In 2005, Dickinson was a cast member on The Surreal Life during its fifth season.
    More Details Hide Details She was confronted by castmate Omarosa Manigault during a publicity photo shoot while Dickinson was posing with a prop knife. After being physically separated by Bronson Pinchot the two continued to feud throughout the series.
  • 2003
    Age 48
    In 2003, Dickinson returned to media attention with her stint as a judge on the reality television series America's Next Top Model.
    More Details Hide Details She was hired after producer Tyra Banks read No Lifeguard On Duty and realized that Dickinson could offer the contestants advice on the perils of the fashion industry. As a panelist, Dickinson became known for her wit and incisive, brutally honest critiques. Dickinson frequently quarreled with her fellow judges, particularly Kimora Lee Simmons and Nolé Marin. A recurring source of tension between Dickinson and Banks was the former's dubiety concerning plus-size models. After four cycles, Banks fired Dickinson, replacing her with Twiggy. Dickinson was hurt by the decision. "I was just telling the truth and I was saving these girls from going out there and being told that they're too short, too fat, their skin's not good enough," she said. "I was to America's Next Top Model what Simon Cowell is to American Idol." Despite this, Dickinson made guest appearances on the following three cycles: As the photographer for a photo challenge in cycle 5, in a mentor role in cycle 6, and as the interviewee for an interview challenge in cycle 7.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 24
    Dickinson is the self-proclaimed "world's first supermodel". In E! True Hollywood Story, she claimed to have coined the term "supermodel" in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Her manager, concerned that at the peak of her modeling career she was doing too much work, told her, "You are not Superman." Dickinson replied, "I am not Superman, I am a supermodel." Dickinson's claims for coining the term supermodel and being the first one to represent the title are disputed. The term supermodel was already known in the 1940s. The writer Judith Cass used the term in 1942 for her article in the Chicago Tribune, which headlined "Super Models are Signed for Fashion Show". Later in 1943, author Clyde Matthew Dessner used the term in his modeling book. The term was popular throughout the 1960s to 1970s. The New York Times, on March 21, 1967, and The Daily Times, on May 19, 1967, referred to Twiggy as a supermodel. In 1968, an article in Glamour described Twiggy, Cheryl Tiegs, Wilhelmina, Veruschka, Jean Shrimpton, and fifteen other top models as "supermodels". The Gazette (dated July 8, 1970) described Penelope Tree as a supermodel.
  • 1978
    Age 23
    She returned to New York City in 1978, and spent the next several years working steadily, earning $2,000 per day, nearly four times the standard rate.
    More Details Hide Details Dickinson eventually signed with Ford Models to land a major ad campaign for a new JVC camera. Dickinson, who had not forgotten Ford's initial rejection, was intent on revenge. She soon became one of twenty Ford models to defect to John Casablancas's upstart Elite Model Management. By the 1980s, Dickinson was considered a supermodel, as she "possessed the kind of name and face recognition" that the majority of women in the modeling industry strive to achieve. She appeared within and on covers of magazines including Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Photo, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Playboy, and worked with some of fashion's best-known names, including Bill Blass, Gianni Versace, Valentino Garavani, Azzedine Alaïa, Pino Lancetti, Halston, Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein. She has appeared on the cover of Vogue (both American and international editions) 37 times. She appeared on the cover of Elle seven times in a row and has been the face of ad campaigns for products including Revlon, Alberto VO5, Balmain, Obao, Christian Dior, Clairol, Hush Puppies, Orbit gum, Max Factor, Virginia Slims, and Cutex.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 0
    Born on February 15, 1955.
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