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Jean Shrimpton
Date of birth 7 November 1942 (1942-11-07) (age 67)
Place of birth Buckinghamshire, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colour Brown
Eye colour Blue
Dress size 8
Shoe size 4
Spouse(s) Michael Cox

Jean Rosemary Shrimpton (born 7 November 1942 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and appeared on the covers of Vogue,[1][2] Harper's Bazaar, and Vanity Fair magazines. She starred alongside Paul Jones in the 1967 film Privilege.


Shrimpton graduated from Lucie Clayton's modelling school at 17 in 1960. At 18, she had appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Vanity Fair.[3]

In 1965, Shrimpton caused a sensation in Melbourne, Australia, when she arrived for the Victoria Derby wearing a white shift dress which ended 10 cm (3.9 in) above her knees. She wore no hat, stockings or gloves and wore a man's watch, which was unusual at the time. Shrimpton was unaware she would cause such reaction in the Melbourne community and media.[4]

She was once engaged to photographer David Bailey. They met on a shoot for a corn flakes advertisement. They were together for four years. Her other celebrated romance was with actor Terence Stamp. Shrimpton married photographer Michael Cox, with whom she has a son, born in 1981. They run a hotel in Penzance, Cornwall. Her younger sister Chrissie was also an actress, linked to both Mick Jagger and Steve Marriott of The Small Faces.


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