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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 February 1955Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameJanice Doreen Dickinson
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Janice Dickinson was born on February 15, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Janice Doreen Dickinson. She is a producer and writer, known for The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (2006), I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002) and America's Next Top Model (2003).

Spouse (4)

Albert Gerston (14 February 1995 - 1996) (divorced)
Simon Fields (1987 - 1992) (divorced) (1 child)
Alan B. Bursteen (? - ?) (divorced)
Ron Levy (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (26)

As a young girl, she got involved with sports because she drove her younger sister Debbie to gymnastics practices. Debbie was on the Junior Olympics team and Janice took up swimming, karate and some gymnastics to bide the time while waiting for her.
Sister of model Debbie Dickinson and Alexis Mayer.
Claims to have coined the term "supermodel" in 1979; however, the term was already in use before her time, such as a 1968 article in Glamour magazine describing Twiggy, Cheryl Tiegs, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jean Shrimpton and fifteen other top models as "supermodels". This list as well as several other top models of the 1930s to early 1970s have been credited as "supermodels"', which dismisses Janice's claims as her being the "first supermodel" (her career began in late 1970s).
Claims to be the first supermodel. However, it is commonly accepted that there are only six supermodels, and the following list does not include her: Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson and Linda Evangelista.
Father's ethnic background is Belarusian; the family name was altered after emigration to America.
Her daughter, Savannah Dickinson, was born on February 23, 1994.
Bears a strong resemblance to Brittany Brower. Both appeared on the show America's Next Top Model (2003). Dickinson was a judge and Brower was a contestant.
Her appearance on On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004) was cut short because of her making obscene gestures and statements.
Dickinson wrote of a rivalry between herself and Kimora Lee Simmons when they both were on America's Next Top Model (2003) in her book, "Everything about Me is Fake and I'm Perfect". Dickinson admits that she criticized Kimora's fake hair and nails, but says that she would have been much nicer if Kimora had shown up on time for filming.
Camera technician Tommy Fry from The Surreal Life (2003) moved in with Dickinson after her appearance on the show.
She become an ultra-successful model at the age of 14
Was ranked #25 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
Along with Nicole Richie, Beyoncé Knowles, Veronica Webb, Kelly Osbourne, Angie Everhart, Alexandra Richards, Irina Pantaeva, Marisa Miller, Wyclef Jean, Rachel Hunter, and Naomi Campbell, she participated in the "Fashion for Relief" show on 16 September, 2005 in New York, a benefit for AmeriCares to support victims for Hurricane Katrina. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were among the celebrities who attended.
Says that the girls who win America's Next Top Model (2003) are not of a high enough caliber to make it in the modeling business.
In her autobiography, "No Lifeguard on Duty", she claims that she was partly responsible for her father's death because she had discarded his heart medication pills, and he had a heart attack that night and died. The statute of limitation for prosecuting Dickinson for the death of her father was up by the time the book was published.
She was the fiancée of Sylvester Stallone from December 1993 to July 1994. Sly thought that he was the father of her daughter Savannah, but when he discovered the truth, that the real father of girl was Michael Birnbaum, he left her.
Left concussed and shaken up after the vehicle she was riding in was caught up in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles on December 12, 2006. Hit her head in the accident and taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment and later released.
Grew up in Hollywood, Florida.
Is a big fan of Gilles Bensimon's work.
Co-hostess, with Shandi Finnessey, of an infomercial for the "SensiClear" skin care system. Also appearing are Mezhgan, CC Fontana, Megan Tracy and Eli Jane.
Release of her book, "Everything About Me is Fake...And I'm Perfect!".
Release of her book, "Check Please!: Dating, Mating and Extricating".
Release of her book, "No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel".
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Nathan Ray Michael Fields (aka Nathan Fields) on May 5, 1987. Child's father is her now ex-2nd husband, Simon Fields.
Was in a relationship with Michael Birnbaum before 1993. They have a daughter together.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, a daughter Savannah Rodin Dickinson on February 23, 1994. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Michael Birnbaum.

Personal Quotes (3)

Get a grip. The idea of the extreme makeover is disturbing.
Back in the day I was doing runway, editorial, advertising, spokesmodeling, and public appearances. Those are five different categories. Your "Twiggys" and your "Lauren Huttons" weren't doing that. I was Versace's muse, I was Valentino's muse, I was Alaia's muse, Lancetti's muse, Calvin Klein's, Halston's. I could go on and on.
[on her The Surreal Life (2003) co-star, Caprice Bourret] Caprice is not a supermodel. She's some girl who developed a fake accent after moving to England, like Madonna.

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