Janice Dickinson (age 69)

February 16, 1955
United States
United States
United States
United States
United States

Janice Dickinson (Model (person), television personality, Writer, Photographer, Talent agent, Actor)

[Janice Dickinson] Introduction

Janice Doreen Dickinson (born February 16, 1955) is an American model, television personality and businesswoman who is often referred to as the first supermodel. She has had great success in the modelling industry during the 1970s and 1980s, and has since been a judge on four cycles of America's Next Top Model (2003-2006), as well as a contestant on the British television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2007, where she finished as runner-up. Dickinson has also starred in her own reality series, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (2006-2008) and Janice & Abbey (2008), and in 2010 was a contestant on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Furthermore, she has released three autobiographical books, No Lifeguard on Duty (2002), Everything About Me Is Fake… And I'm Perfect (2004), and Check Please! Dating, Mating, and Extricating (2006).

[Janice Dickinson] Early life

Janice Dickinson was born in Brooklyn, New York as the second daughter to Jennie Marie (née Pietrzykowski) and Samuel Ray Dickinson, with her mother of Polish descent. Raised in Hollywood, Florida, she had two sisters, Alexis, who became a real estate agent, and Debbie, who also became a model. Dickinson has revealed her experience of emotional and physical abuse throughout her childhood and teenager years, and has disclosed her father's sexual abuse of one of her sisters. She expressed her difficult childhood living with her "rageoholic pedophile" of a father, citing "Because I wouldn't give in and let him have sex with me, I was verbally and physically abused on a daily basis. I was told that I looked like a boy and wouldn't amount to anything."

[Janice Dickinson] Modeling career

Janice Dickinson moved to New York City in the early 1970s to pursue a career in modelling after winning a national competition called “Miss High Fashion Model”. She was discovered by fashion photographer Jacques Silberstein and subsequently signed with Wilhelmina Cooper’s modeling agency, and her “exotic looks” led her to success in Europe. On returning to NYC, Janice became one of the most sought-after models of the 1980s, appearing on the covers of Vogue 37 times and Elle seven times in a row. Following a successful modeling career, Janice embarked on a second career as a fashion photographer, and in 2008 launched her own jewelry line on HSN. Before Dickinson, other women such as Twiggy, Cheryl Tiegs, Wilhelmina, Veruschka, and Jean Shrimpton had been referred to as “supermodels”. Lisa Fonssagrives and Dorian Leigh, who first graced the cover of Vogue in the 1930s, have also been credited with being the first-ever supermodels of the 20th century along with Gia Carangi and Jean Shrimpton.

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 Educated at

  • South Broward High School


  • Model (person)
  • television personality
  • Writer
  • Photographer
  • Talent agent
  • Actor