Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress, model and former child star. Initially a child model, she gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle's controversial film Pretty Baby (1978), in which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century. The role garnered Shields widespread notoriety, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the 1980s, including The Blue Lagoon (1980), and Franco Zeffirelli's Endless Love (1981).
In 1983, Shields suspended her career as a model to attend Princeton University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Romance Languages. In the 1990s, Shields returned to acting, appearing in minor roles in films, and starred in the titular role of the sitcom Suddenly Susan, which ran for four seasons between 1996 and 2000. Most recently, Shields has made appearances in other television shows, including That '70s Show and Lipstick Jungle, also starring in the animation film Under Wraps, alongside Matthew Lillard and Drake Bell. She also worked alongside Bell again in the animated films Adventure Planetand A Monsterous Holiday.Shields' first major film role was as a lead actress in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby (1978), a movie in which she played a child named Violet who lived in a brothel (in which there were numerous nude scenes). As she was only 12-years-old when the film was released, controversy regarding child pornography arose. This was followed by a slightly less controversial and less notable film, Wanda Nevada (1979).
After two decades of movies, her best known films are still arguably The Blue Lagoon (1980), which included nude scenes between teenage lovers on a tropical island (Shields later testified before a U.S. Congressional inquiry that older body doubles were used in some of them), and Endless Love (1981). The MPAA initially rated Endless Love with an X rating. The film was re-edited to earn an R rating. She won the People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite Young Performer in four consecutive years from 1981 to 1984. In 1998, she played a lesbian, Lily, in The Misadventures of Margaret.
In 2001, 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.n the June 2009 issue of Health magazine, Shields related that she lost her virginity at age 22 to actor Dean Cain while they were dating at Princeton. She said it would have occurred earlier had she had a better self-image.
In the 1990s, Shields promoted physical fitness as an extension of femininity, maintaining that femininity and athletics are compatible. Although she was not the only woman doing so, Shields had what was required to promote women's athletics.
Shields is also a well-known vegan and an animal rights activist. However, despite coming out against the fur industry in 1989, Shields later went on to create her own mink fur coat at Kopenhagen Fur. She came under the scrutiny of animal rights organizations such as PETA for this visit, which prompted media attention.
Shields has been married twice. From 1997 to 1999, she was married to professional tennis player Andre Agassi; the couple had been together since 1993. Following her divorce from Agassi, she married television writer Chris Henchy in 2001, after they had met in 1999 through mutual friends. The couple has two daughters and reside in Manhattan, New York City. She is a spokeswoman for Tupperware's Chain of Confidence SMART Girls campaign, a program that teaches girls to nurture their mental and physical well-being.
- Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2008
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- "Adventure Planet". iTunes. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
- Boston Herald.com: Brooke Shields
- William Addams Reitwiesner (1995): "The Lesbian ancestors of Prince Rainier of Monaco, Dr. Otto von Habsburg, Brooke Shields and the Marquis de Sade" (Part IV)
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- "The Lives They Lived". New York Times. December 28, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- "Brooke Shields's Mother, Teri Shields, Dies at 79". People. November 6, 2012.
- Shields, B (2008). Welcome to Your World, Baby. HarperCollins. p. 6.
- Churches of the Stars: St. Monica's Church parishioners
- Conner, Floyd (2002). Hollywood's Most Wanted. Brassey's. p. 107. ISBN 1-57488-480-8.
...Her beauty was going to contribute to mankind.
- Allen, Jenny. "Being Brooke". Good Housekeeping. p. 2. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- Rondinaro, Gene. "IF YOU THINK OF LIVING IN; HAWORTH", The New York Times, January 26, 1986. Accessed February 19, 2007.
- Morehouse III 1991, pp. 254–5.
- People.com: Brooke Shields Retrieved June 28, 2011
- Celebrity Prep Schools
- New York Fashion Brooke Shields career
- Brooke Shields: Snapshot
- Shields, Brooke (1985) On Your Own New York: Villard Books pp. 220 ISBN 0-394-54460-9 OCLC 11915327
- Koppett, Leonard (August 15, 1987). At Princeton, They Call it an Education. The New York Times.
- Handel, Gerald (2006). Childhood socialization. Aldine Transaction. p. 37. ISBN 0-202-30641-0.
- Vanity Fair Calvin Kline
- Style.com Brooke Shields
- Hall, Ann C. (1998). Delights, desires and dilemmas: essays on women and the media. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. xii. ISBN 0-275-96156-7.
- Siegel, Paul (2007). Communication Law in America. pp. 193–194. ISBN 0-7425-5387-6.
- Shields, Brooke (2011-02-07). Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Interview). Interview with Jimmy Fallon. New York City: NBChttp://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/brooke-shields-part-1-2711/1287260/. Retrieved 2011-07-21. Missing or empty
- Tate Modern removes naked Brooke Shields picture after police visit - Charlotte Higgins and Vikram Dodd - The Guardian - Sept 30 2009
- McMurran, Kristen. "Pretty Brooke", People (May 29, 1978).
- Canby, Vincent. "Critic's Pick: Pretty Baby," New York Times (April 5, 1978).
- Ebert, Roger."Pretty Baby," Chicago Sun-Times (June 1, 1978).
- Weekly World News. July 14, 1981. p. 46.
... She's never been turned on by a kiss...
- The Advocate. December 23, 1997.
- The Advocate. January 31, 2001. pp. 28–30.
'I really believe that if you are against gays and lesbians adopting and you watch this movie,' you will never feel that way again, promises executive producer Craig Zadan.
- Campbell, George (1984). Health, Education and Youth: A Review of Research and Development. Taylor & Francis. p. 189. ISBN 0-905273-54-0.
- USO History Retrieved February 11, 2011
- Brooke Shields to appear on 'The Middle'
- "The Middle: A Double Whammie" 30 December 2009, TV Grapevine
- Bio Who Do You Think You Are, NBC web site
- Allen, Olivia.Brooke Shields plays Morticia in Broadway's musical comedy The Addams Family" ontheredcarpet.com, June 29, 2011
- US Magazine, December 4, 2014 Dean Cain on Brooke Shields Losing Her Virginity
- Huffington Post.com, May 25, 2009 Brooke Shields: I Lost My Virginity At 22 and Health Magazine, June 2009.
- Jeynes, William (2007). American educational history: school, society and the common good. SAGE. p. 270. ISBN 1-4129-1421-3.
Several female athletes demonstrated that femininity and athleticism were consistent.
- American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good. 2007. p. 270.
- Yablonsky, Linda (May 13, 2010). "A Vegan Meat Locker with a Heartbeat". The New York Times.
- Gibson, Robert W. (April 30, 1989). "Activists Aim to Skin the Fur Industry". Los Angeles Times.
- "Brooke Shields' Inner Child Dreams Of Fur".
- "Brooke Shields: Fur Nightmare".
- People.com "Double Fault"
- "Brooke Shields battles postpartum depression". MSNBC. May 7, 2009. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
- Shields, Brooke (2005). Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. Hyperion. p. 63. ISBN 1-4013-0189-4.
- Thurman, Judith (2012). "An Exclusive Look at Brooke Shields's Manhattan Home". Architectural Digest. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Postpartum Depression". The Oprah Winfrey Show. May 4, 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Mann, Denise. "Out of the Blue: Brooke Shields discusses her painful struggle with postpartum depression". WebMD. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- Shields, Brooke (2005). Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. Hyperion. ISBN 1-4013-0189-4
- Rosenfield, Adrian I. (2006). New Research on Postpartum Depression. Nova Publishers. p. 64. ISBN 1-60021-284-0.
Several popular books have been published in recent years... These include personal accounts... by... Brooke Shields.
- Shields, Brooke (July 1, 2005). "War of Words". The New York Times. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
- "Shields: Cruise apology was 'heartfelt'". USA Today. September 2, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
- Billion watch Jackson send-off on TV Jack Bremer, The First Post, JULY 8, 2009
- Brooke Shields talks about `asexual' Jackson Associated Press, 07.06.09
- "Brooke Shields Remembers Her Friend At Michael Jackson Memorial" Jul 7 2009, MTV.com
- Michael Jackson memorial: moments to remember Helen Pidd, The Guardian, Tuesday 7 July 2009
- Collins, Gail (July 9, 2009). "Michael, a Foreign Affair". The New York Times. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
- "Michael Jackson Interview with Oprah Winfrey" All Michael Jackson web site
- "Michael Jackson Remembered: Brooke Shields on King of Pop's Pure Soul" Rolling Stone Archived July 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Children 'saved me,' Michael Jackson said - Taped talks between King of Pop, spiritual adviser released for first time", Dateline NBC, September 25, 2008 (transcript)