44 Facts About Brooke Shields


Brooke Christa Shields was born on May 31,1965 and is an American actress and model.


Brooke Shields was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle's film Pretty Baby.


Brooke Shields continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the 1980s, including The Blue Lagoon, and Franco Zeffirelli's Endless Love.


In 1983, Shields suspended her career as a model to attend Princeton University, where she subsequently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Romance languages.


Brooke Shields starred in the NBC sitcoms Suddenly Susan, for which she received two Golden Globe nominations, and Lipstick Jungle.


Brooke Shields voiced Beverly Goodman in the Adult Swim animated series Mr Pickles and its spinoff Momma Named Me Sheriff.


Brooke Shields's mother was of English, German, Scotch-Irish, and Welsh descent, while her father had English, French, Irish, and Italian ancestry.


Brooke Shields's great-uncle was the Italian nobleman Alessandro Torlonia, the husband of Infanta Beatriz of Spain.


Francis married Teri, but they were divorced when Brooke Shields was only five months old.


Brooke Shields graduated from the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey, in 1983.


Brooke Shields began her career as a model when she was 11 months old in 1966.


Brooke Shields continued as a successful child model with model agent Eileen Ford, who, in her Lifetime biography, stated that she started her children's division just for Shields.


Brooke Shields looks like an adult and thinks like one.


Brooke Shields made her feature film debut in the New Jersey-shot horror film Alice, Sweet Alice, portraying a young girl who is murdered during her first communion.


Brooke Shields was cast in the part after director Alfred Sole had seen her in a print advertisement for Vogue magazine.


The film was later re-released in 1981, capitalizing on Brooke Shields's rising fame at the time.


In 1978, the 12-year-old Brooke Shields was cast as the lead in French director Louis Malle's Pretty Baby, in which she played a child named Violet who lived in a brothel.


In 1980,14-year-old Brooke Shields was the youngest fashion model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue.


Later that same year, Brooke Shields appeared in controversial print and TV ads for Calvin Klein jeans.


The images portray Brooke Shields nude, standing and sitting in a bathtub, wearing makeup and covered in oil.


Brooke Shields next appeared as a lead in The Blue Lagoon, which included nude scenes between teenage lovers stranded on a tropical island.


Brooke Shields was the youngest person to host ABC's Fridays, a Saturday Night Live-like sketch comedy show, in 1981.


Brooke Shields won the People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite Young Performer in four consecutive years from 1981 to 1984.


In 1983, Brooke Shields appeared on the cover of the September issue of Paris Vogue, the October and November issues of American Vogue and the December edition of Italian Vogue.


In 2009, a picture of a naked Brooke Shields taken when she was 10 and included in a work by Richard Prince, Spiritual America, created a stir.


Brooke Shields enrolled at Princeton University in the fall of 1983 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature in 1987.


Brooke Shields was a member of the Princeton Triangle Club and the Cap and Gown Club.


Shortly after Brooke Shields graduated from college, her four-year transcript was published in the July 1987 edition of Life magazine.


In 1993, Brooke Shields made a guest appearance in a fourth-season episode of The Simpsons, called "The Front".


For four months, beginning July 2001, Brooke Shields portrayed Sally Bowles in the long-running Broadway revival of Cabaret.


In 2004, Brooke Shields made several of recurring guest appearances on That '70s Show playing Pam Burkhart, Jackie's mother, who later was briefly involved with Donna's father.


Brooke Shields left That '70s Show when her character was written out.


In 2005, Brooke Shields appeared in a second-season episode of HBO's Entourage, entitled "Blue Balls Lagoon".


Brooke Shields took over the role of Morticia Addams in the Broadway musical The Addams Family beginning on June 28,2011.


Shields is the subject of the 2023 documentary, Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, directed by Lana Wilson, who directed the Taylor Swift documentary, Miss Americana.


In 2006, Brooke Shields penned the book Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and in 2015 she published There Was a Little Girl about the relationship she had with her mother, who suffered from alcoholism throughout Brooke Shields's life.


Brooke Shields maintained a home in Los Angeles, which she purchased in 1998, and sold in 2022.


Between April and May 2005, Brooke Shields spoke to magazines 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.


On July 7,2009, Brooke Shields spoke at the memorial service for Michael Jackson.


Brooke Shields stated in that speech that she first met Jackson when she was 13 years old, and the two instantly became friends.


Brooke Shields gave a tearful speech, referring to the many memories she and Jackson shared and briefly joked about his famous sequin glove.


Brooke Shields mentioned Jackson's favorite song "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin, which was later sung in the memorial service by Jermaine Jackson.


Brooke Shields has stated that Jackson asked her to marry him numerous times and to adopt a child together.


Brooke Shields's pictures were all over my wall, my mirror, everything.