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Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields Biography

Brooke Shields was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City. She is an American actress, bestselling author and supermodel.

Shields began her professional career in 1966 at only eleven months of age when she was selected as the Ivory Snow Baby, and by age 3 was a runway model. Since that time she has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines � most notably Time magazine as the Face of the Eighties, and Life magazine on three separate occasions. Shields continues to be featured in publications worldwide and in recent product endorsements such as Ivory. Read Full Bio >>

Brooke Shields Awards

2002 GLAAD Media Awards Won
2000 Seattle International Film Festival Citation of Excellence for Ensemble Cast Performance The Weekend (1999). Won
2000 Razzie Awards Worst Actress of the Century Nominated
1999 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical "Suddenly Susan" (1996). Nominated
1998 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical "Suddenly Susan" (1996). Nominated

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Brooke Shields Trivia

  • She had her marriage to Andre Agassi annulled so she can remarry in the Catholic Church.
  • Her college sweetheart was Dean Cain (Princeton, '88). They both belonged to the same Princeton 'eating club' called 'Cap and Gown'
  • She added 'Camille' to her name at her Communion when she was 10 years old
  • Nude photos of Brooke, taken by photographer Garry Gross, when Shields was 10, were displayed in Manhattan's American Fine Arts Gallery, September 10th, 1998. The actress had sued Gross in 1981, tearfully testifying that the pictures embarrassed her, but a court decision in 1983 gave Gross the okay to display the photos.
  • The hardcover version of the novel "Evalore" by Eva Jones has a close-up photo of Brooke on the dust jacket. Copies of the novel with the dust jacket intact are collectables. ISBN 0397012594.
  • She was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1978" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 30.
  • She started her career in a TV commercial for Ivory soap.
  • She was chosen as Time magazine's Face of the '80s.
  • Princeton graduate in French Literature, with a minor in Italian, but says she spent most of her time making pottery, to relax.
  • Her grandfather was Frank Shields, a professional tennis player who acted in a few films in the 30s
  • While filming The Blue Lagoon (1980), she had to have her hair glued to her breasts so nothing would show.
  • She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
  • She daughter of Teri Shields
  • She dated Michael Bolton
  • She dated Liam Neeson
  • She dated John Kennedy Jr.
  • She became engaged to writer/producer boyfriend Chris Henchy on 15 July 2000 whilst on vacation in Mexico.
  • She was chosen as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine. [2000]
  • She was chosen as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine. [1996]
  • She was chosen as one of the most intriguing people of the year by People Magazine. [1996]
  • She was chosen as one of the most intriguing people of the year by People Magazine. [1980]
  • Chosen as one of the most intriguing people of the year by People Magazine. [1978]
  • She dated Michael Jackson
  • She appeared on the cover of the 1977 album "Magic is a Child" by the progressive rock group Nektar.
  • The music group Blondie's 1978 album "Parallel Lines" contains the song "Pretty Baby", written about Brooke Shields.
  • In 1981, the New Jersey-based music group The Jitterz released a single titled "The girls want to look like Brooke Shields", which was a minor alternative radio hit.
  • Between the years of 1980 and 1985, she appeared on more than 300 magazine covers internationally.
  • Her great-grandmother, Mary Elsie Moore, was the sister of Glenn Close's grandfather.
  • On 25 February 1997 she and Andre Agassi filed suit against The National Enquirer claiming it printed "false and fabricated" statements about them and sought damages. The October 8, 1996 Enquirer headline read: "Brooke Shields...Suddenly on Top of the World...Therapy Ends the Nightmare of Pill-Popping, Binge-Eating and Tears;" the October 29 story, headlined "Brooke Wedding Disaster, Agassi Explodes," claimed that Agassi "lashed into" Brooke, Agassi and Teri "tangled like wildcats," Teri demanded a prenup, and Brooke "threatened" to derail the wedding. The case was dismissed.
  • Brooke's legal birthname is Brooke Christa Shields. Her birth certificate was reproduced in both the 1978 and 1982 editions of "The Brooke Book." It is a widely misheld, and often reported, misconception that her birthname is Christa Brooke Shields.
  • Appeared on the cover of the book "I Love Ice Cream" by Carolyn Vosburg Hall. Doubleday, 1976. ISBN 0-385-11266-1
  • Appeared on the cover of the book "Helene" by John Bowers. Ballantine Books, 1976. ISBN 0-345-24906-2-150
  • For her role in The Blue Lagoon (1980), Shields became the first ever "Winner" of a Worst Actress RAZZIE Award. She went on to "win" several more RAZZIES, and in 2000 was nominated as Worst Actress of the Century.
  • Appeared as one of the children in the flashback schoolroom scene in Annie Hall (1977) though her footage was cut out of the finished film.
  • Was paid $1 million in 1981 to endorse Wella Balsam shampoo.
  • Appeared on the cover of American Vogue thirteen times between 1980 and 1987. She made her first cover appearance at the age of fourteen.
  • At the age of fifteen, Shields became the youngest model ever to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan.
  • Attended and graduated from Dwight Englewood High school, in Englewood New Jersey, along with actress Mira Sorvino.
  • Her first daughter with Chris Henchy, Rowan Francis, was born on 15 May 2003 at a Manhattan, New York hospital. Her second daughter, Grier Hammond, was born on 18 April 2006.
  • Measurements: 33-25-36 (modeing at age 16 and 5'6"), 34 1/4B-25 1/4-35 (in 1989 at 6'), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • At the ripe old age of 16, she had already appeared on the cover of every major fashion magazine including; Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, and Vogue.
  • Named one of the most glamorous women of all time by Harper's Bazaar magazine. Others on the list included Coco Chanel, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Nicole Kidman (2004).
  • Attended her prom with Ted McGinley, who was seven years her senior.
  • The poor construction of sentences in her book "On Your Own" was the subject of an article by William Safire in the New York Times.
  • Ethnic background includes English, Italian and German
  • Was a cheerleader in high school and college.
  • Having taken jazz dance classes for years, she showed off her skills in the opening credits and a few episodes of "Suddenly Susan" (1996)
  • Her book "Down Came the Rain" debuted at number six on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
  • She was named one of the 20th Century's 100 most beautiful women by the British magazine Harpers & Queen. Others on the list included Gloria Swanson, Vivien Leigh, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, Josephine Baker, and Catherine Deneuve (2005)
  • She ranked #12 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
  • Is an only child.
  • She ranked #22 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
  • She has 3 half sisters: Marina, Cristiana and Olympia. She also has half brothers and a step sister named Diana.
  • Her paternal grandmother was Marina Torlonia (1916-1960), daughter of the Italian 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi, an Italian aristocrat, and through him Brooke can claim descent from Henri IV, King of France, Lucrezia Borgia, and Honore I, Prince of Monaco, among others. Marina's brother, 5th Prince Alessandro (1911-1986) married the Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909-2002), an aunt of King of Spain Juan Carlos de Borbón. Their granddaughter Sibilla Sandra Weiller (b. 12 Jun 1968), Brooke's second cousin, married in 1994 Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (b. 1963), a younger brother of the reigning Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
  • Was the youngest guest star to appear on "The Muppet Show" (1976). Brooke appeared in the show's final season when she was 15 years old.
  • Brooke gave birth to her second child with her husband Chris Henchy, a girl named Grier Hammond Henchy on April 18, 2006 in Los Angeles. Grier weighed in at 7 lbs. and was 20 inches.
  • Chosen as one of the 100 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine. [2006]
  • Turned down the roles of "Emily" in Wild Orchid (1989) and "Roxy", Catherine's girlfriend, in Basic Instinct (1992) because producers couldn't assure her the parts didn't require nudity.
  • Appointed Honorary Ambassador of Peace for the Harvey Ball Foundation along with Jackie Chan, Jerry Lewis, A.V.T. Shankardass, Prince Albert of Monaco, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Phil Collins, Jimmy Buffett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darrell Waltrip, Heather Mills, Yoko Ono, Patch Adams, Sergei Khrushchev and Winnie Mandela.
  • Said she suffered from depressions after the birth of her first child.
  • Following a much publicized dispute with Tom Cruise over her use of psychiatric medicine to overcome depression, Cruise came to her home in 2006 and personally apologized to her for his criticism. Touched by the gesture, she accepted his apology.
  • Was among the guests at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's wedding.
  • TV Guide magazine choose her as the best TV guest star of 2006 for her performances on "Nip/Tuck" (2003) and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001). Others on the list included Forest Whitaker, Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour and David Morse.
  • Was the first choice for the role of Supergirl, yet Helen Slater was the one who got to bag the role of the Girl of Steel.
  • Cousin of Alessandro Lecquio.
  • Named one of America's 10 most beautiful women by Harper's Bazaar magazine (1988).
  • Named one of America's 10 most beautiful women by Harper's Bazaar magazine (1981).
  • She and her "Lipstick Jungle" (2008) co-star, Kim Raver, both went to the same grade school.
  • Named one of the 100 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine. (2008).
  • She measured 5 feet 10 inches at only 14 years old.
  • Was friends with musician Chuck Berry in the 1970s and actor Scott Baio in the 1980s.
  • Since May of 1977, the longest consecutive period of time that has passed without her appearing on the cover of a US or international magazine is seven months.
  • Was so popular among younger girls that her very own Brooke Shields doll became available to purchase across the world. Her 1982 doll was labeled: 'The World's Most Glamorous Teenager'.
  • The episode in which she appeared in of TV sitcom "Friends" (1994) was the highest rated episode drawing 52.9 million viewers. NBC executives were so impressed with her, that they gave Shields her own sitcom: "Suddenly Susan" (1996) which lasted four successful seasons.
  • One of her biggest dreams was to host "Saturday Night Live" (1975). She was scheduled to host in the 1980-1981 season, but withdrew due to a writers' strike.
  • She was the youngest host of "Fridays" (1980) on May 29, 1981. This broadcast occurred two days before she turned 16 years old.
  • She was offered the role of Deborah Gelly for Sergio Leone's final movie, Once Upon a Time in America (1984), but after a writers' strike delayed the project, she didn't get the part.

Brooke Shields Photos

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    "The Hot Flashes" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy

    "The Heat" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

  • Brooke Shields, Elisa Distefano

    Hamptons Magazine Kicks Off Summer with Cover Star Brooke Shields at Southampton Social Club in Southampton on May 25, 2013

  • Brooke Shields

    "The Tourist" World Premiere - Outside Arrivals

  • Brooke Shields

    "Dead Accounts" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

  • Brooke Shields

    29th Annual Alzheimer's Association's Rita Hayworth Gala - Arrivals

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