Six Degrees: Jean Shrimpton

Jean Shrimpton (born 7 November 1942 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is a former English Supermodel (before the term was used) and actress, who graduated from Lucie Clayton's modelling school at the age of 17 in 1960. Nicknamed 'The Shrimp', she was an icon of Swinging Sixties London. The fashion trendsetter was also a heartbreaker to many glamorous men she knew during her time as a world famous cover girl (including a stint as the face of Yardley of London). She was once engaged to actor Terence Stamp and to 60s photographer David Bailey, on whom the David Hemmings character in the movie Blow-up was based.

Terence Stamp received extensive media coverage of his romances in the 1960s with film stars Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot, and supermodel Jean Shrimpton. He and Jean Shrimpton were one of the most photographed of Mod London, then a hub of pop culture. Stamp began his fourth decade as an actor wearing some of the choicest of Lizzy Gardiner's Academy Award-winning costumes for the comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

David Bailey in 1960 became a fashion photographer for Vogue magazine and in many ways helped create the Swinging London of the 1960s: The Swinging London scene was aptly reflected in his Box of Pin-Ups (1964): a box of poster-prints of 1960s celebrities and socialites including Terence Stamp.

In 1966, the movie Blow-up was made, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The film concerned itself with the work (and sexual perks) of a London fashion photographer played by David Hemmings and was largely based on David Bailey.

The Fashion Photo Shoot Scene from Blow-up

The story of Blow-up concerns a photographer (David Hemmings) who may or may not have inadvertently preserved evidence of a murder, which may or may not involve a woman (Vanessa Redgrave) who visits the photographer in his studio.

Vanessa Redgrave was born in London, England to actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson (Lady Redgrave). Redgrave's daughters, Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson (by her 1962-1967 marriage to film director Tony Richardson) have also built respected acting careers.

Natasha Richardson is a Tony Award-winning English/American actress and member of the Redgrave family. Among her film credits is the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap featuring Lindsay Lohan in her feature film debut.

Lindsay Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisement and television commercials. At age ten, she began her acting career in a soap opera. In 2006 Lindsay Lohan appeared in the movie version of A Prairie Home Companion directed by Robert Altman a film about the radio show which is a fictional representation of behind-the-scenes activities on a long-running radio show that has unexpectedly been cancelled. Among others it stars Meryl Streep, and Lily Tomlin.

"Appearing Nightly" was Lily Tomlin's late 1970's one woman performance show offering wry observations on the absurdities of life and culture. Tomlin enacted 15 characters sometimes two and three on stage at one time. One of the main characters is Glenna a child of the 1960's chronicling the many cultural shifts of the era. In one segment Glenna is talking to her friend Janie over the phone describing an outfit that she plans to wear, a mini skirt and Pappagallo shoes, she describes herself looking just like JEAN SHRIMPTON!

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