Swinging London’s Icon: 40 Stunning Photos of Jean Shrimpton in the 1960s

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Born 1942 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, English model and actress Jean Shrimpton began modeling, appearing on the covers of popular magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Vogue in 1960 at the age of 17.

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.

Shrimpton also appeared on other numerous magazine covers including Glamour, Elle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Newsweek, and Time. She starred alongside Paul Jones in the film Privilege (1967).

In 2009, Harper’s Bazaar named Shrimpton one of the 26 best models of all time, and in 2012, Time named her one of the 100 most influential fashion icons of all time.

Take a look at these stunning photos to see glamorous beauty of young Jean Shrimpton in the 1960s.

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