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Bella Donna: Jean Shrimpton

One of the most iconic models of the 1960s measured 5'9", but she was known as The Shrimp. Even though Jean Shrimpton hated that nickname, it stayed with her throughout her long career in fashion. The gamine Brit began modeling as a teenager, but it wasn't until she wore a minidress — then considered scandalous — to a horse race that she became an international icon. Shrimpton became front-page news, horrifying the "proper" older generations while inspiring teenagers to shorten their hemlines.

A fixture of London's Carnaby Street scene, she appeared in top magazines, was a model for Revlon and Yardley, and (along with Twiggy) helped define Swinging London style. Fast-forward to the present day, where she and husband Michael Cox run a bed and breakfast in Cornwall. For lots of pictures of the Shrimp in her heyday,

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I've never heard of her before but she's gorgeous.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 7 years
She is a beautiful lady - those eye lashes stop you in your tracks!
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 7 years
Man, she's crazy pretty.
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 7 years
Man, she's crazy pretty.
fashionrox fashionrox 7 years
She's so gorgeous. That pic with her in the black hat is stunning.
shalee55 shalee55 7 years
SHE WAS TRULY ONE OF A KIND...AND TOTALLY OF THE TIME....
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
OMG, thank you for posting the Shrimp - I always thought she was so beautiful and she wasn't tall but wow she made an impact! Look at those eyes.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 7 years
she really is!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 7 years
she really is!
sldc sldc 7 years
She is one of my favorites!
sldc sldc 7 years
She is one of my favorites!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 7 years
Jean Shrimpton is such an iconic 60's face! I remember being a kid and loving those Yardley ads with her or Twiggy.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
She is stunning.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
She is stunning.
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