Thursday, November 27, 2008

Brooke Christa Camille Shields

Born May 31, 1965 in New York City
Brooke Christa Camille Shields is an American actress and supermodel. Some of her more well-known movies include Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon as well as tv shows such as Suddenly Susan and Lipstick Jungle.

"If my jeans could talk, would I be embarrassed?" -Brooke Shields, on her Calvn Klein Jeans ads
Shields' career as a model began in the mid 1960s when she was an infant. Her first job was for Ivory Soap, shot by Francesco Scavullo. She continued as a successful child model with model agent Eileen Ford, who, in her Lifetime Network biography, stated that she started her children's division just for Brooke. In early 1980 (at age 14), Shields was the youngest fashion model ever to appear on the cover of the top fashion publication Vogue magazine. Later that same year, Shields appeared in controversial print and TV ads for Calvin Klein jeans. The TV ad included her saying the famous tagline, "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."

By the age of 16, Shields had become one of the most recognizable faces in the world because of her dual career as a provocative fashion model and controversial child actress. TIME magazine reported, in its February 9, 1981 cover story, that her day rate as a model was $10,000. In 1983 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.

Brooke Shields never struck anyone as a sex symbol. Maybe it was her pledge of celibacy until marriage that kept the media from glorifying her obvious beauty. No one in our voting panel went into a tizzy over seeing photo spreads of Brooke. Nice guys finish last, and nice girls aren't sexy.

Shields' first major film role was her 1978 appearance in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby, a movie in which she played a child living in a brothel (and in which there were numerous nude scenes). Because she was only 12 when the film was released, and possibly 11 when it was filmed, questions were raised about child pornography.] This was followed by a slightly less controversial, but also less notable film, Wanda Nevada (1979).

After two decades of movies, her best-known films are still arguably The Blue Lagoon (1980), which included a number of nude scenes between teenage lovers on a deserted island (Shields later testified before a U.S. Congressional inquiry that older body doubles were used in some of them), and Endless Love (1981). She won the People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite Young Performer in four consecutive years from 1981 to 1984.

Shields has appeared in many on-stage productions, mostly musical revivals, including Grease, Cabaret, Wonderful Town and Chicago on Broadway; she also performed in Chicago in London's West End

Shields made a couple of guest appearances on That '70s Show. She played Pam Burkhart, Jackie's (Mila Kunis) mother, who later was briefly involved with Donna's (Laura Prepon) father (played by Don Stark). Shields left That '70s Show when her character was written out. She also appeared in one episode of the popular comedy sitcom Friends playing Joey's stalker. Shields recorded the narration for the Sony/BMG recording of The Runaway Bunny, a Concerto for Violin, Orchestra, and Reader by Glen Roven. It was performed by the Royal Philharmonic and Ittai Shapira. Earlier in 1980, Shields 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 In Wonderland. She has also starred in episodes of Hannah Montana as Miley Stewart's mother. She is currently playing Wendy Healy in the television series Lipstick Jungle on NBC.

Nickname : Brookie
Height : 6' (1.83 M)
Sex : Female
Nationality : American
Hair Color : Blonde
Eye Color : Green
Weight : 133lb
Zodiac Sign : Gemini
Sexual Orientation : Straight
Profession : Supermodel, Actress, Producer
Claim to Fame : As Emmeline in the Blue Lagoon (1978)
Credits : 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine. [2000] and [1996]
Appeared on the Cover of : "I Love Ice Cream" by Carolyn Vosburg Hall, "Helene" by John Bowers. Ballantine Books, American, Vogue thirteen times between 1980 and 1987
TV Commercials : Calvin Klein jeans

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