How tall is Jean Shrimpton

Jean Shrimpton's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

English fashion model and actress. In a 1966 article it mentioned how "Twiggy weighs 90 pounds which is starvation weight for her 5-foot-6½-inches. Miss Shrimpton hits the scale at 125 pounds, but she is 5-foot-9 with the prettiest set of legs."

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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 8.58in (174.2cm)
Heightist said on 19/Jan/18
Jean Shrimpton looks about 5'7" - maybe an average tall-ish model height. I doubt she's 5'9". She and Twiggy had similar look - really great, small faces, big eyes, and really skinny frames. Twiggy's thing was a gamine, innocent look, while Jean's was a sexy look. I think Twiggy's short, cool haircut really set her apart. Shrimpton's more typical long hair just made her look pretty, but nowhere as striking as Twiggy. She had a more square face and bigger mouth than Twiggy, and that made her look older, though they were both young models in the 60s.

I've looked at a lot of pics and vids of Twiggy, from her heyday until today. She looked no taller than 5'4", even when she was a model in the 60s. She looked no taller than the average female in pics/vids of her with other people. Now, she's nearing 70, and she looks no more than 5'3", if even that.
Ian C. said on 28/Dec/17
Wow. There is a page here for Jean Shrimpton? I'll bet only a few people out a thousand who are under thirty could recognize her name.

I have never understood why top models are paid so much, because they are all so easily replaced. We must have had at least ten girls in my high school who were beautiful enough to be models. Feminine beauty is powerful, but also highly perishable. Even a woman of twenty-five is getting too old to be a professional beauty. My guess is that almost all of the models in the ads in any given issue of Vogue are teenagers.
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Dec/17
@ MaryAnne - Hi! I have returned to write my general comment on the infamous Jean, but I have been held up reading all about her thanks to your own fascinating comments!
These women you are putting forward do so deserves pages because their heights are interesting, especially Jean's here at 5ft9, but they have contributed in no uncertain terms to the celebrity world. Jane Birkin, for instance, mother of Charlotte Gainsburg, is someone I looked for when I first started coming! So, for that matter is Jean!

The name Jean is such a simple, basic name, yet so many truly beautiful women have been called it - and men, for that matter! Apart from Jean Shrimpton, there was Jean Simmons, a knock-out if ever there was one, Norma Jean Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe, the quirky Jean Harlow and so on! I think Ms Shrimpton is pretty much on par with Jean Simmons, though my Mum might wish to have disagreed if she was still with us today, for she adored Simmons!

The first thing I noticed when I saw Jean Shrimpton was the unique prettiness of her face! I never knew she was as tall as 5ft9! I found that out on Saturday. I couldn't agree more that these girls deserve a page because they are icons of the first calibre and I can't see their appeal ever, ever fading.
So MaryAnne, carry on with the good work, putting forward the names of those you adore! You have taught me a bit about Shrimpton - I have never found a book on her, but I did read Twiggy's autobiography, and very entertaining it was too, but I don't recall that it mentioned she idolised Jean Shrimpton! You told me that!

Now I will let you into a little secret: I collect beautiful dolls, ones which celebrate designers, films, nationalities, Hollywood itself, and infinitely more, and have done so for over 30 years. Believe you me, Jean's got the perfect little face that would sell any of them!
Much love goes zooming your way then MaryAnne! Have a great Christmassy week!

.... and Jean Shrimpton will be getting 5ft9 from me!
MaryAnne said on 17/Dec/17
thank you sandy ilysm hugs and kisses my dear ;) I have always believed that icons like Jean Shrimpton, Veruschka and Jane Birkin,even thought they are not relevant nowadays,deserve a page!
Brad said on 16/Dec/17
Strong 5-9.
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Dec/17
@ MaryAnne - Look! Isn't it fantastic? I can see that you are ever so excited! I'll do my main comment later!

You persisted and it paid - well done!
MaryAnne said on 16/Dec/17
She is absolute no shrimp! Did you know that Twiggy idolize her even though they were the fellow models initiated an area in sixties which is called ''Swinging''.Here is she saying:β€œMost models were models. I don’t think I ever saw Jean Shrimpton, who was my idol, interviewed.
Also,Jean and Jane Birkin can pass for twins! They look so much alike to me! Their names are alike as well.
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Can they be height twins,too? I reckon Jane is shorter than Jean but not that much.
Editor Rob: Jane and Jean do have a very similar look, they may well be very close in height too.
MAD SAM said on 16/Dec/17
Tall woman definitely 175 cm
MaryAnne said on 15/Dec/17
That skirt she wore! Caused so much publicity and scandal.Views of moral and ethic were too far beyond at those times compared to nowadays!
Editor Rob: in the same interview in which it mentioned her weight, she did comment on it:

"Men don't like girls to be so thin...I don't think [Twiggy] will catch on."

"I hate the mini-skirt. Everyone thinks I'm responsible. I think 2 or 3 inches above the knee is all right, but now it's more than ten inches.....Most girls look awful in it. It became popular because it makes you very available to men. They notice you."
MaryAnne said on 15/Dec/17
Omg!!!! Jean has finally landed on the! She is an angel and here she is to grace the site which is called! Thank you, Rob. With these legs of her, she can have the height of five nine. Maybe 5'8 is too low for her. A modelling legend.

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