Janice Dickinson Biography: Occupation, Age, State, School, Parents, Net Worth, House, Cars, Instagram, Followers, Companies, And More
The self-acclaimed first supermodel, TV personality and businesswoman, Janice Dickinson, is a name to remember is the world of beauty and fashion. Janice Doreen Dickinson, born on February 16, 1955, is an American model; one of the most successful models in the 70s and 80s.
She shot to limelight in the late 60s after winning a National beauty crown.
Janice moved to New York City in her late teens to pursue a career in modeling after she won a National Competition known as “Miss High Fashion Model”. She was reported to have been turned down severally by modeling agencies. More notably, Eileen Ford told her she wouldn’t work as she was too ethnic.
She rose to fame after being discovered by photographer Jacques Silberstein and his actress girlfriend Lorraine Bracco. Not long after, she became one of the most sought-after and well-paid models in the fashion industry at the time. Wilhelmina Cooper became her first agent. She was consistently earning as much as $2,000 daily, never running out of contracts and engagements.
Janice has appeared on covers of renowned magazines such as Vogue (up to 37 times), Elle (7 times in a row), Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Photo and Harper’s Bazaar. She has also worked with most of the big names in the fashion industry like Calvin Klein, Valentino Garavani, Pino Lancetti, Gianni Versace, and has been the face of ads and campaigns for brands like Christian Dior, Revlon, Cutex, Alberto VO5, Orbit Gum, Hush Puppies and so on.
Janice served as a judge on four seasons of America’s Next Top Model from 2003-2006, produced by Tyra Banks. She was fired from the show after her consistent brashness on the models and fallouts with her co-judges. She opened a modeling agency in 2005 which was the core of the reality series “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency” that was screened from 2006-2008. She was a houseguest on “The Surreal Life” in 2006.
In 2007, Janice contested in the seventh series of “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here”. She finished runner-up in the game show. Just about the end of her reality TV series “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency” in 2008, she starred in another reality series “Janice and Abbey” alongside British model Abbey Clancy.
The fourth series of “Celebrity Rehad with Dr. Drew” in 2010 and the sixteenth series of “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2015 both featured her as well.
Janice is also big on writing bios, she has three of herself; “No Lifeguard on Duty” (2002), “Everything About Me is Fake…And I’m Perfect” (2004) and “Check Please! Dating, Mating and Extricating” (2006).
She later explored the music industry by recording a song written and produced by Craig Taylor in 2009. The song is titled “Crazy”.
Full Name: Janice Doreen Dickinson
Age: 67 years old
Birthday: February 16, 1955
Net Worth: $500,000
Children: Nathan (son) and Savannah (daughter)
Siblings: Alexis Dickinson and Debbie Dickinson (sisters)
Partner: Robert Gerner
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, USA
Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Profession: Model, TV Personality, Businesswoman
Father: Ray Dickinson
Mother: Jennie Marie (née Pietrzykowski)
Janice Dickinson was born in Brooklyn, New York to father, Ray Dickinson and mother, Jennie Marie (née Pietrzykowski) who was of Polish descent. She has 2 siblings; her elder sister Alexis and a younger sister, Debbie. She and her sisters were raised in Hollywood, Florida.
Janice suffered emotional and physical abuse as a child and in her teenage years. She had at one time opened up on how her father used to abuse them verbally, physically and sexually. She described him as a “Rageoholic Pedophile”. According to her, he had often told her that she looked like a boy and wouldn’t amount to anything.
PERSONAL LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS
Through her life of fame and fortune, Janice has been involved in a good number of romantic relationships, four of which have ended in marriage. She got married to her first husband, Ron Levy, in 1977; but they were divorced 2 years later in 1979 for undisclosed reasons. In 1987, she wedded TV producer, Simon Fields. This marriage ended in 1993. Janice has 2 children, the first a son; Nathan (born in 1987 to Simon Fields) and the second a daughter, Savannah.
She got into a relationship with the famous actor Sylvester Stallone, but in 1994 when her daughter Savannah was born and paternity tests proved that she was not Stallone’s, the relationship ended. Janice got hitched yet again in 1995 to Alan B. Gersten. This matrimony lasted for only a year as they called it quits in 1996. She announced her engagement to a Psychiatrist, Dr Robert Gerner, in 2012. They got married in December 2016.
Janice has been one to party hard and use drugs right from her hay days. She boasts of having sexual relationships with more than 1,000 people. She also loved having plastic surgeries to adjust or replace body parts such as her hair, breasts, teeth and some other parts of her body.
In 2013, she came out to accuse Bill Cosby for sexually assaulting her in the 80s. She claimed she had intended to include this in her autobiography written years earlier, but was approached and pressured not to by Cosby’s lawyers. She also testified against him in a trail by another accuser in 2018.
Janice has also been having financial troubles in the recent past. She filed for bankruptcy in 2013 amidst lawsuits and debts on many fronts, including debts to some plastic surgeons.
In 2016, Janice revealed that she had been diagnosed with breats cancer. She assumed that the cancer was caused by a botched breast enhancement surgery she had in the past, as she had experienced such before. She did undergo a successful radiation therapy and was pronounced cancer-free a year after.