Jean Shrimpton
British actor-model
Jean Shrimpton
Jean Rosemary Shrimpton is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world's first supermodels. She appeared on covers such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle, Ladies' Home Journal, Newsweek, and Time magazines. She starred alongside Paul Jones in the 1967 film Privilege.
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Barbra Streisand And Me
Huffington Post - 5 months
When I read that Barbra Streisand's new album comes out on August 26th and she's going on tour at age 74, I just had to pay tribute. Not because I am such a fan of her music--I am in awe of her voice, just not her repertoire. But I am a huge fan of her: her fearlessness, her humor, her originality, her style. I still remember my parents coming home from the Blue Angel, a nightclub in Manhattan, in 1962, exclaiming about this "ordinary-looking" girl with the extraordinary voice. They went there to celebrate their wedding anniversary. I was a small child, but I recall the story because they told it so many times in the years that followed as Ms. Streisand's star ascended: how she was like a little street urchin, wearing "ratty second-hand clothes," who came from nowhere (Flatbush, Brooklyn), transfixing the audience with the power of her voice. My mother said she felt like she discovered Babs! At that time, popular culture primarily celebrated women with "regular features" --i ...
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When Jean Shrimpton wore 'that dress'
CNN - over 1 year
"I was surrounded by cameramen, all on their knees like proposing Victorian swains, shooting upwards to make my skirt look even shorter. I had no idea this was going to happen -- this was publicity that I certainly had not planned." Model Jean Shrimpton.
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Liz Smith: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Hippie Chic
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"So-called fashion rises from the black neighborhoods, is taken up by flamboyant gays and then processed by Madison Avenue!" So went the handed-down wisdom which tried to explain the rise of "Hippie Chic" in the late 60's and 70's when so-called creative and "protest" fashion began to change things forever. • I have often written in my columns about my friend in Essex, Connecticut -- one Colette Harron. She now works with Sothebys and became a big factor in real estate by selling the famous Katharine Hepburn house in the exclusive little resort enclave of "Fenwick." I ran into Colette some years ago in an art shop in the picture perfect small town of Essex and she reminded me that we'd known one another in the 60's/70's days of early rock...Andy Warhol...Mrs. Vreeland's Vogue...the clubby Arthurs, and all that. I liked to tease this Moroccan-born stunner by taunting her about the "good old days" when everybody was trying to out-shock, out-do everybody else by thin ...
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Someone Spent A Ridiculous Amount On A Lock Of Mick Jagger's Hair
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - An anonymous buyer snapped up a lock of Mick Jagger's hair for 4,000 pounds ($6,000) after bidders pushed the price to double its pre-sale estimate, auction house Bonhams said. The clump of hair was sold by the Rolling Stone's former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, who is also the sister of 1960s English model Jean Shrimpton and first met Jagger when he was still an unknown student at the London School of Economics. The hair, which comes in an envelope bearing the message "Mick Jagger's hair after being washed + trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm", was sold on Wednesday to raise money for the Changing Faces charity, which works with people who have suffered facial disfigurements. A set of handwritten lyrics by British singer David Bowie for his song "The Jean Genie" sold for 18,750 pounds at the auction where a guitar owned by rock group Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page also sold for 26,250 pounds ...
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Vanity Fair: Karlie Kloss Is 'Terrified to Have a Bad Hair Day' Now That You're All Obsessed With Her Hair Cut
Huffington Post - about 4 years
By Bennett Marcus, Vanity Fair There has been so much buzz about Karlie Kloss's new, shorter hairstyle that people are calling it merely "the Chop" or "the Karlie" -- even "the New Rachel" -- and The New York Times recently dubbed her Jean Shrimpton-y bob the haircut of 2013. Already. So how does the Vogue stalwart and Victoria's Secret model feel about all the hoopla? "I'm incredibly flattered, and humbled -- and also kind of terrified to have a bad hair day now," she told VF Daily at the Turtle Conservancy ball last Tuesday. (She also adorably admitted to having once attended sea-turtle summer camp.) "I feel like, I don't know -- I have to, I guess, pay attention before I walk out the door." And Kloss has experienced the hype personally. "I was in a coffee shop the other day, totally bundled up, you know. Nobody knew that I was standing there. And this group of girls starts talking, and one of them was like, 'I think I'm going to cut my hair, and I heard about th ...
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Martha Lyles: Confessions Of A Former Model: On Faith And Hour-Glass Figures
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I was a model back when bust-waist-hip measurements were bandied around like batting averages on baseball trading cards. Those three numbers were printed in Miss America programs until 1985. Mine were 34-22-33. Like Twiggy, I was tiny, but I feared that my bust was inadequate. So did others, apparently; implants began making the rounds among American models. The idea just didn't hold up to my core values. That's not the way God made me, I decided. I'm not going to get into that. My newlywed husband, Dick, backed me up. He liked me just as I was. I got over those superficial concerns, joined a Bible study and rediscovered my Christian faith. Ultimately, three decades of modeling -- from 1970 to 2000 -- brought me closer to God. I worked to develop my inner and outer beauty, embracing the adventure of each shoot and dropping to my knees to thank Him for every opportunity. There's nothing inherently un-Christian about modeling. It's all how you go about it. Tonight's ...
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Liz Smith: Kate Moss Bares All in Vanity Fair
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"DOES IT make a difference? You're dead." So says popular author Elmore Leonard in response to the Vanity Fair query "How would you like to die?" SPEAKING OF this month's magazine, I've already told you about the Kate Moss interview. What I failed to mention was the rather startling, casual semi-nudity of the model/actress. She bares her breasts in two shots. I was surprised. I never recalled VF exposing a celebrity in such a manner, maybe Madonna back in the day. (But, you know -- that's Madonna.) The shots of Moss looked right out of Playboy, circa 1966. She's lovely, but I wonder if this is the beginning of a trend for Graydon Carter's great, groundbreaking magazine? HONORED: Ben Affleck, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January. Ben, riding higher than ever with Argo, will receive the Modern Master Award, the festival's highest honor. Recipients are cited for having "Enriched our culture through multi-faceted accomplishments in the motion ...
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Kathleen Beckett: Cornwall By The Sea And In The Garden
Huffington Post - over 4 years
One of England's most dramatic districts, Cornwall lies to the west of London, sticking out into the Atlantic and bordered by it on two coasts. Travelers by train out of Paddington Station would hit the Cornish border in a couple hours, passing first through bucolic Devon. Cornwall ends, appropriately, at Land's End, the furthest reach of England before arriving in America. It all makes for a perfect weekend trip outside London. While many visitors and residents of the city alike head to the idyllic Cotswold countryside, Cornwall has been perceived as a little too rustic, remote and rugged. But that is changing. The Tate famously opened an outpost in St. Ives, former supermodel Jean Shrimpton owns an inn in Penzance, the popular TV series "Doc Martin" displays the charm of the fishing village Port Isaac where it was filmed, while the Sunday Times recently ran a story about Cornish cottages renting for nearly $15,000 a week. The Big Time has arrived. "Cornwall is where t ...
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A moody 'Mad Men' finale with Don Draper unhappy
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — The fifth season of "Mad Men" ended majestically Sunday night with Don Draper, planted at an elegant bar, approached by a beautiful woman who inquired, "Are you alone?" On the soundtrack, Nancy Sinatra trilled the theme from the 1967 James Bond film, "You Only Live Twice." And Draper, more handsome in that moment than any James Bond could be, struck a heroic pose before the show cut to black until next season. Of course, he's alone! Then, within moments, the song (with its yearning, sexy lyrics, "You only live twice ... one life for yourself and one for your dreams") was trending on Twitter. Note: Further spoilers from the finale await. Season Five of the AMC drama had begun on Memorial Day 1966, roughly seven months after last season's conclusion. The season's breakout character was Megan, the ooh-lah-lah secretary Don married somewhere in between. She channeled the glamour of Jackie Kennedy by way of the emerging '60s style of a Jean Shrimpton. On top of ...
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Karen Gillan 'Takes Manhattan' As Sixties Supermodel Jean Shrimpton (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-159558" href="/karen+gillan">Karen Gillan</a> has confessed she found <a class="fplink fp-59231" href="/david+bailey+photographer">David Bailey</a> as formidable as his reputation when she met the photographer after being cast as his former flame, sixties supermodel <a class="fplink fp-134270" href="/jean+shrimpton">Jean Shrimpton</a>, in a new TV drama. The Doctor Who actress, 24, stars as Shrimpton in the BBC4 story We'll Take Manhattan, which explores the explosive love affair between "The Shrimp" and the world-famous photographer. More...
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Back to the Shrimpton sixties - Vancouver Sun
Google News - over 5 years
This season, the sixties style is making a comeback, thanks in part to the retro glamour of the original supermodel, Jean Shrimpton. With its miniskirts, knee-high boots and beehive hairstyles
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The mod squad - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
A simple sheath dress in a bold color that would do Jean Shrimpton proud is just the starter frock you need to get go-go going. Add a thin white turtleneck for warmth and style as the temperature drops. Sheath dress, $79.50 at LOFT, 1459 Broadway
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Fashion trends for autumn/winter 2011 - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Inspiration comes from the Mod era, Jean Shrimpton or for a ladylike twist, Hitchcock heroine Tippi Hedren. At the core of this look are A-line miniskirts, shift dresses, polo necks and knee-high boots or socks. Jean Paul Gaultier offered elegant
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Karen Gillan Goes Nude At The Doctor Who Screening - LOOK
Google News - over 5 years
Expect to see a lot of Karen Gillan in the next few months – not only will she be gracing our screens in Doctor Who, but she is also set to star as &#39;60s model and fashion icon Jean Shrimpton in the new David Bailey film We&#39;ll Take Manhattan,
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In praise of … 1960s fashion - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
Fifties starlets may have oozed timeless glamour but I can&#39;t help feeling that 1960s heroines such as model Jean Shrimpton and singer Jane Birkin would have been more fun. They seem like the sort of girls you would go from pub to gig with,
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Face Up: V Magazine - Folio Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
However, V&#39;s art director, Sandra Kang, says editor-in-chief and creative director Stephen Gan found inspiration from a decidedly vintage source: a 1965 issue of Harper&#39;s Bazaar featuring Jean Shrimpton with a lenticular blinking eye
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Jemma Baines Channelling Jean Shrimpton - Bloginity (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
For the latest issue of Harper&#39;s Bazaar Australia, Jemma Baines is channelling Jean Shrimpton, for these photographs shot by Luke Irons. These engaging portraits are styled by Jillian Davison, in some of the stand-out pieces from the fall collections
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Karen Gillan gets shot by David Bailey for Vogue as Jean Shrimpton - Holy Moly!
Google News - over 5 years
Although there are plenty of lovely pics of both Gillan and Jean Shrimpton, who she plays in the show, there&#39;s not a huge amount of info about the script for We&#39;ll Take Manhattan, other than that it &quot;promises to be a love story
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jean Shrimpton
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 69
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They own the Abbey Hotel in Penzance, now managed by Thaddeus and his family. Her younger sister Chrissie is also an actress, linked to both Mick Jagger and Steve Marriott of the Small Faces.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 21
    Shrimpton and Bailey began dating soon after they began working together and subsequently had a relationship for four years, ending in 1964.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1963
    Age 20
    Glamour named her "Model of The Year" in June 1963.
    More Details Hide Details She contrasted with the aristocratic-looking models of the 1950s by representing the coltish, gamine look of the youthquake movement in 1960s Swinging London, and she was reported as "the symbol of Swinging London". 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 also helped launch the miniskirt. In 1965, she made a two-week promotional visit to Australia, sponsored by the Victoria Racing Club, and a local synthetic fibre company who brought her out to promote a range of new dresses made of Orlon. She was paid a fee of ₤2000, which was an enormous sum at the time. She caused a sensation in Melbourne, when she arrived for the Victoria Derby wearing a white shift dress made by Colin Rolfe which ended above her knees. She wore no hat, stockings or gloves, and sported a man's watch, which was unusual at the time. Shrimpton was unaware she would cause such reaction in the Melbourne community and media.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 17
    Shrimpton's first photo session with Bailey was in 1960 (either for Condé Nast's Brides on 7 December 1960 or for British Vogue).
    More Details Hide Details She started to become known in the modelling world around the time she was working with Bailey. Shrimpton has stated she owed Bailey her career, and he is often credited for discovering her and being influential in her career. In turn, she was Bailey's muse, and his photographs of her helped him rise to prominence in his early career. During her career, Shrimpton was widely reported to be the "world's highest paid model", the "most famous model" and the "most photographed in the world". She was also described as having the "world's most beautiful face" and as "the most beautiful girl in the world". She was dubbed "The It Girl", "The Face", "The Face of the Moment", and "The Face of the '60s".
    In 1960, aged 17, she began modelling, appearing on the covers of popular magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Vanity Fair.
    More Details Hide Details Shrimpton's career rose to prominence through her work with photographer David Bailey. They met in 1960 at a photo shoot that Shrimpton, who was then an unknown model, was working on with photographer Brian Duffy for a Kellogg's corn flakes advertisement. Duffy told Bailey she was too posh for him, but Bailey was undeterred.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on November 6, 1942.
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