By on January 1, 2010

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) will feature a petite perspective on the modeling and entertainment world, special guest Jennifer Bollinger.  Bollinger started out in entertainment when she was 10 years old.  She is now 43 and proud of it!  In fact, she celebrates her age and told me, “I come with baggage of knowledge.”  How refreshing to hear a woman proud of her age, especially one that’s in the entertainment business, an industry obsessed with youth (and height).  The funny thing is, the majority of the stars lie about their height and age.  It is truly an industry built on deception and false idealization of real women.

Bollinger says, “I have no interest in following the industry standards of how things ‘should’ be, including, looks, body type, age and art.  I walk to my own beat and create art according to my own vision and the talented souls I collaborate with.  My portfolio is a reflection of that.  I aim to live by my own motto: “If you can’t be inspired, then inspire those around you.”

Jennifer Bollinger has been singing and dancing in musical theatre since she was a child.  She is professionally trained in dance and studied at Beth Fowler, Pastiche, Chicago Dance, East Town Milwaukee and Guy Singer Studios.  She has also received vocal training in college and studied with several opera teachers.  In addition to arts education in college, she attended the very prestigious Piven Theatre and Second City.  For formal training in film and television Jennifer studied under Ron Milke workshops and L. Carr workshops.  Her agency representation is with Ford Model and Talent agency.  Too bad Ford Models dropped their petite division in the late 90’s, yet, interestingly, they do represent 5’9″ full-figured models!  As we’ve explained, it takes more than a pretty face as a petite woman to break into the industry.


Jennifer BollingerMySpace Video

Recently, Bollinger was a winner in the “2009 Paulo Coehlo Film Competition” independent film festival held in Rome, Italy. For a film she co-wrote, produced and starred in with Director Parris Reaves of Hawkfilmz EnterpirZe and Jerry Szarnch.  Paulo Coehlo is considered the most renowned author of our time and is best known for his International bestseller, “The Alchemist.” Bollinger says, she was extremely honored and amazed to win such a prestigious award in which there were literally thousands of impressive entries in the competition.



On Tuesday, January 5th at 10:00 am PST and 1:oo pm EDT, LIVE on we’ll feature a true petite model and industry talent, guest Jennifer Bollinger.  We look forward to talking about subjects like height discrimination in entertainment and business, ageism and women and her experiences traveling the world as a petite powerhouse talent.   If you have any comments and questions for Bollinger, leave them here and they’ll be discussed during the show.


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  1. CC Coppney

    February 5, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Jennifer is an awesome role model for everyone. She is one of the most fabulous people I know.

  2. Tom Stahler

    April 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I have had the pleasure to work with Jennifer and find her to be professional, creative, can-do and agreeable.

  3. Jeana

    November 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Are you a adult actress? I think i have seen you somewhere.

    • bellapetite

      November 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

      No Jennifer Bollinger is not an adult actress.

  4. connie

    November 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    why, with your education, talent, and background do you market your looks/body in sexually, erotic photography? Are other opportunities for women in the entertainment field STILL so few?

  5. Laetitia

    November 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I see your pictures on facebook and they show too much skin is that all you do? Don’t you have better things to do than that worried it is a bad sign for young women to be exposed to that.

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