Jenny Shimizu

Jenny Lynn Shimizu (born June 16, 1967) is an American model and actress from San Jose, California.


While working as a mechanic, Shimizu was approached to model for the Calvin Klein CK1 fragrance ads and model Calvin Klein fashions. She later was featured in the Banana Republic "American Beauty" campaign.

She became the first Asian model to walk for the highly influential catwalk Prada and also became the first minority model to open the show.

Shimizu was one of the stars of Foxfire, alongside Angelina Jolie. She also had a supporting role in Jamie Babbit's 2007 film Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Shimizu appeared in the third season of the here! original series Dante's Cove.

In 2005, Shimizu appeared on Tyra Banks's reality show America's Next Top Model. She appeared in season two of Bravo TV's Make Me a Supermodel as a member of the judging panel.

Personal lifeEdit

Shimizu was born in San Jose, California and raised in Santa Maria, California.

In the mid-1990s, Shimizu was briefly in a relationship with Ione Skye.

In January 2007, Shimizu described an intimate relationship she had with Madonna, claiming that Madonna would fly her to destinations across the world for sexual liaisons. "I was her secret 'booty call' available any time of the day or night for secret sex sessions." She also had a romantic relationship with Angelina Jolie, as Jolie has confirmed. "I fell in love with her the first second I saw her," Jolie stated of her relationship with Shimizu. "I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my [first] husband (Jonny Lee Miller)."

In 2005, to protest against America's laws on gay marriage, Shimizu went through the process of marriage to Rebecca Loos on the Sky documentary Power Lesbian UK (broadcast as Power Lesbians on LOGO in the U.S.). The two had a relationship for a period thereafter.

In 2012, Shimizu met Michelle Harper at a party. They married in August 2014.