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Jean ShrimptonWhatever makes she-beast Janice Dickenson sleep at night (aside from male slaves and unprescribed pills), but even if the word was not yet coined, the lovely Jean Shrimpton was a super model way before she was. Not only that, but when Shrimpton shocked, trends were born, in her case the miniskirt became a fad when wore it in Australia. When Janice shocks, by say ruining Christmas or flashing her crotch it hardly becomes a fad, thank goodness… or does it???/p>

Dickensonisms aside, Shrimpton was a sight to behold, the kind of beauty you would expect to find as queen of the nymphs in a forest or a mod daydream. And at least some of that styling is her own doing, as she said of the industry, “There were no hairdressers and make-up artists in the sessions”. She had many famous affairs: David Bailey (whom Blow Up was based on) and Terence Stamp (former Brix hunk) to name a few. Never happy with the modeling business, Shrimpton now runs the hotel she last got married in and is cheerful being out of the spotlight. If only all “super models” could grow old so gracefully.

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Posted on August 27, 2007

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