Brooke Christa Shields born May 31, is an American actress and model. She was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle 's film Pretty Baby , in which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century.
Shields garnered widespread notoriety in the role, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the s, including The Blue Lagoon , and Franco Zeffirelli 's Endless Love In , Shields suspended her career as a model to attend Princeton University , where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Romance Languages.
Pickles and its spinoff Momma Named Me Sheriff. When Teri announced that she was pregnant, Frank's family paid her a sum to terminate the pregnancy. Teri took the money, but violated the agreement and gave birth to Shields. Shields was raised in the Roman Catholic faith.
Shields attended the New Lincoln School until eighth grade. Her autobiography, On Your Own , was published in Shortly after Shields graduated from college, her four-year transcript was published in the July edition of Life Magazine. Based on that transcript, The New York Times published a light-hearted op-ed piece intended to tweak the claim that Princeton produced superior, well-rounded graduates. Noting that Shields "got all As and Bs, and obviously paid attention to her school work", it claimed she "got cheated" because Princeton did not require her to take any classical studies, medieval, modern or American history, nor any course in mathematics, philosophy, economics, political science, world literature, or science with laboratory experience.
Shields began her career as a model when she was 11 months old in Her first job was for Ivory Soap , when she was shot by Francesco Scavullo.
Shields worked with director Woody Allen in his film Annie Hall , but her role was cut out of the final edit of the film. She looks like an adult and thinks like one. In , year-old Shields was the youngest fashion model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue.
The TV ad included her saying the famous tagline, "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? From to , Shields, her mother, photographer Garry Gross , and Playboy Press were involved in litigation in the New York City Courts over the rights to photographs her mother had signed away to Gross when dealing with models who are minors, a parent or legal guardian must sign such a release form while other agreements are subject to negotiation.
Gross was the photographer of a controversial set of nude images taken in of a then ten-year-old Brooke Shields with the consent of her mother, Teri Shields, for the Playboy Press publication Sugar 'n' Spice. The images portray Shields nude, standing and sitting in a bathtub, wearing makeup and covered in oil.
The courts ruled in favor of the photographer due to a strange twist in New York law. It would have been otherwise had Brooke Shields been considered a child "performer" rather than a model.
By the age of 16, Shields had become one of the most recognizable faces in the United States, because of her dual career as a provocative fashion model and child actress. It was removed from an exhibition at the Tate Modern after a warning from the police. Shields' first major film role was as a lead actress in Louis Malle 's Pretty Baby , a movie in which she played a child named Violet who lived in a brothel in which there were numerous nude scenes. After two decades of movies, her best known films are still arguably The Blue Lagoon , which included nude scenes between teenage lovers on a tropical island Shields later testified before a U.
Congressional inquiry that older body doubles were used in some of them , and Endless Love The film was re-edited to earn an R rating. In , she played a lesbian, Lily, in The Misadventures of Margaret. In , Lifetime aired the film What Makes a Family , starring Shields and Cherry Jones in a true story of a lesbian couple who fought the adoption laws of Florida. Shields began her television career at an early age. In , she was the youngest guest star to ever appear on The Muppet Show , in which she and the Muppets put on their own version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
In one episode of the popular comedy sitcom Friends , Shields played Joey 's stalker. Shields made a couple of guest appearances on That '70s Show. Shields left That '70s Show when her character was written out. It was performed by the Royal Philharmonic and Ittai Shapira. In , she made a guest appearance in a Season 4 episode, called "The Front.
In , she returned in the primetime drama Lipstick Jungle. The series ended a year later. Starting in , she made guest appearances on The Middle as the mother of a brood of terror-inducing children and the nemesis of Frankie Heck played by Patricia Heaton.
Shields has appeared in several Broadway musical theater productions. She played Rizzo in the revival of Grease. For four months, beginning July , she played Sally Bowles in the long-running revival of Cabaret. As a child, she lived with her mother on the Upper East Side. In the June issue of Health magazine, Shields related that she lost her virginity at age 22 to actor Dean Cain while they were dating at Princeton.
In the s, Shields promoted physical fitness as an extension of femininity, maintaining that femininity and athletics are compatible. Shields is a vegan  and an animal rights activist. However, despite coming out against the fur industry in ,  Shields later went on to create her own mink fur coat at Kopenhagen Fur.
Shields has been married twice. From to , she was married to tennis player Andre Agassi ; the couple had been together since Between April and May , Shields spoke to magazines such as Guideposts and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to publicize her battle with postpartum depression , an experience that included depression, thoughts of suicide, an inability to respond to her baby's needs and delayed maternal bonding.
Her book, Down Came the Rain , discusses her experience,  contributing to a greater public awareness of postpartum depression. In May , Tom Cruise , an actor and scientologist whose beliefs frown upon psychiatry , condemned Brooke, both personally and professionally, for both using and speaking in favor of the antidepressant drug Paxil.
As Cruise said, "Here is a woman and I care about Brooke Shields, because I think she is an incredibly talented woman, you look at [and think], where has her career gone? Once we admit that postpartum is a serious medical condition, then the treatment becomes more available and socially acceptable. With a doctor's care, I have since tapered off the medication but, without it, I wouldn't have become the loving parent I am today. Shields accepted Cruise's apology, which she said was "heartfelt". Three months later in November , she and her husband attended the wedding of Cruise and Katie Holmes.
On July 7, , Shields spoke at the memorial service for Michael Jackson. Thinking back to when we met and the many times that we spent together and whenever we were out together, there would be a caption of some kind, and the caption usually said something like 'an odd couple' or 'an unlikely pair,' but to us it was the most natural and easiest of friendships Michael always knew he could count on me to support him or be his date and that we would have fun no matter where we were.
We had a bond Both of us needed to be adults very early, but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun. In her eulogy , she shared anecdotes, including an occasion in which she was his date for one of Elizabeth Taylor 's weddings, and the pair sneaked into Taylor's room to get the first look at her dress, only to discover Taylor asleep in the bed.
Shields gave a tearful speech, referring to the many memories she and Jackson shared and briefly joked about his famous sequin glove. She also mentioned Jackson's favorite song " Smile " by Charlie Chaplin , which was later sung in the memorial service by Jermaine Jackson. New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote that "it was a little peculiar hearing Brooke Shields's weepy testimony about her deep friendship with Jackson given the fact that she told reporters that the last time she saw him was at Elizabeth Taylor's eighth wedding in That was one of the loves of my life.
I think she loved me as much as I loved her, you know? We dated a lot. We, we went out a lot. Her pictures were all over my wall, my mirror, everything.
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