Jean Rosemary Shrimpton is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world’s first supermodels. She appeared on numerous magazine covers including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair. In 1960, Jean Shrimpton brought the fashion world to a halt. Unlike the more voluptuous models of the 1950’s like Suzy Parker or Audrey Hepburn, that came packaged with stiff aristocratic poses, this leggy British brunette broke the modelling mould entirely with her super slender frame. Shrimpton paved the way for fellow free-spirited waifs such as Twiggy and Penelope Tree and eventually Kate Moss.