Brooke Shields Biography
Birth name - Brooke Christa Shields
Date of birth - May 31, 1965
New York, New York, USA
Nickname - Brookie
Height - 6' (1.83 m)
Brooke Shields photo gallery
"Want to know what gets between me and my Calvins? Nothing." If you hadn't heard of Brooke Shields before, this tag line from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention.
Not that she hadn't had a previous noteworthy resume. She was born in New York City in 1965 and at age 12 she starred as a child prostitute in Pretty Baby (1978). Could this movie even be made today? It was considered risky and controversial in 1978. It was followed by another hit, The Blue Lagoon (1980).
Brooke has proved herself to be so much more than her early films. Her broad range of work as an adult would be quite an achievement for anyone, especially given how difficult transitioning from child actor to adult often is.
She has never stopped working, whether it be a Bob Hope Christmas special, her own sitcom "Suddenly Susan" (1996), or as an author. She also managed to work in a degree from Princeton University. She has received a number of awards during her career, most notably The People's Choice award for 1981 through 1984 in the category of Favorite Young Performer. In 1997 she was honored again with The People's Choice award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series in 1997 for her work in "Suddenly Susan".
In her personal life, she was married in 1997 to tennis player Andre Agassi. She was devastated with they divorced two years later. She married for the second time in 2001 to Christopher Thomas Henchy. She has been open about using fertility treatments to become pregnant with their daughter Rowan, born in 2003.
When suffering debilitating depression after the birth of her daughter, she made the decision to put her feelings down on paper. Her book, "Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression" takes a hard, honest look at what she and many other women experience after childbirth.
She still lives in New York, and is still sought after for work in movies, television, and on stage. Pretty nice list of achievements for the once Calvin Klein jeans girl.
Spouse - Chris Henchy (April 4, 2001 - present) 1 child
Andre Agassi (April 19, 1997 - April 9, 1999) (annulled)
Trade mark - Her eyebrows
More Interesting Information for Brooke Shields
Had her marriage to Andre Agassi annulled so she can remarry in the Catholic Church.
She was stalked by 41-year-old Mark Ronald Bailey (a New Jersey accountant from Los Angeles), while he was armed with a handgun, over a period of three months (October 1999 to January 2000). He was arrested on 1/10/2000 but pleaded not guilty. The criminal complaint alleged Bailey "did maliciously and repeatedly follow and harass Brooke Shields, and made a credible threat...with the intent that she be placed in reasonable fear for her safety, and for the safety of her immediate family." On 9/5/2000, Bailey pleaded no contest to stalking and terrorizing her; he was ordered to undergo counseling and psychological evaluations, after prosecutors claimed he sent more than 100 cards and letters to her over the past 15 years...causing her "extreme fear and shock." The terms of his probation include staying away from her for 10+ years and keeping his distance from "her family, her household members, her employees, her employers or any of her agents." Ironically, seven years prior to this entire ordeal, Shields had won critical acclaim for her portrayal of another real-life stalking-victim (whose case inspired America's first anti-stalking law): California computer-engineer Laura Black, whose story was told in and by the TV docudrama I Can Make You Love Me (1993) (TV).
College sweetheart was Dean Cain (Princeton, '88). They both belonged to the same Princeton 'eating club' called 'Cap and Gown'
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.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1978" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 30.
Started her career in a TV commercial for Ivory soap.
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.
Appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
Daughter of Teri Shields
Dated Michael Bolton
Dated Liam Neeson
Dated John Kennedy Jr.
Became engaged to writer/producer boyfriend Chris Henchy on 15 July 2000 whilst on vacation in Mexico.
Chosen as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine.  
Chosen as one of the most intriguing people of the year by People Magazine.   
Dated Michael Jackson
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 Jitters released a single titled "All 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 grandmother, Marina Torlonia, was an Italian aristocrat, and through her Brooke can claim descent from Henri IV, King of France, Lucrezia Borgia, and Honore I, Prince of Monaco, among others.
Her great-grandmother, 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.
15 May 2003 - Brooke and Chris Henchy welcomed their first child, a daughter Rowan Francis, at a Manhattan, New York hospital.
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.
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)
Ranked #12 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Is an only child.
Was 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 Prince of Civitella-Cesi. Marina's brother, Prince Alessandro (1911-1986) married the Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909-2002), an aunt of King Juan Carlos. Their granddaughter Sibella Weiller (b. 1968), Brooke's second cousin, married in 1994 Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (b. 1963), a younger brother of the reigning Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
Expecting her 2nd child in Spring, 2006. [October 27, 2005]
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.
Personal quotes from Brooke Shields
While promoting the film Pretty Baby (1978), 12-year old Brooke was asked, "What does good in bed mean?" Brooke cheekily replied; "When I'm sick and stay home from school watching TV and my mom brings me soup - that's good in bed."
Brooke's joking comment on her TV commercials for jeans: "If my jeans could talk, I'd be ruined." (1980)
"I'm so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn't understand, she had to explain: 'That's like three Mercedes.' Then I understood." (1981)
"I'm always amazed when people assume things about me - that foul language must upset me, or someone's being gay must upset me. They think, 'O-o-oh, she's the most celebrated virgin.' And really, I was surrounded by such an eclectic group of people my whole life." (2000)
"People think of me as a mannequin, all show and no substance."
After 9/11, I am proud to live downtown. There's something slightly defiant about living down here. (2004)
Being nice to everybody, saying hello to everyone in the room, signing every autograph; it was instilled in me at a very young age that this was what I was suppose to do. But I don't think it helps at all. I see more people who are rude or arrogant being rewarded - but, this way, I can put my head on the pillow at night. I can look at my child and know that, to my daughter, I'm the best example I can possibly be. (2005)
On the May 26th, 2005 edition of Access Hollywood, Tom Cruise criticized her career and her "misguided" use of the "dangerous" anti-depressant Paxil to treat her postpartum depression. He also said that the best treatment option for women experiencing postpartum depression is vitamins. She responded by saying, "Tom Cruise's comments are irresponsible and dangerous. Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them."
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life." (1982)
"I've never been naturally fashion conscious. I'm the kind of person who sees a whole outfit in a magazine, runs out and buys it but looks like a clown. I'm not like Gwyneth and all those fashion-savvy girls, although someone told me they all have stylists." (2005)
"Honesty is the quality I value most in a friend. Not bluntness, but honesty with compassion." (2005)
"I've never found therapy to be a sign of weakness; I've found the opposite to be true. The willingness to have a mirror held up to you definitely requires strength." (2005)
Brooke Shields Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s)
The Last Guy on Earth (2006) (pre-production)
Bob the Butler (2005) .... Anne Jamieson
The Easter Egg Adventure (2005) (voice) .... Horrible Harriet Hare
Mariti in affitto (2004) .... Charlene Taylor
... aka Mariti in affitto (Italy)
... aka Rent-a-Husband (USA)
Gone But Not Forgotten (2004) (TV) .... Betsy Tannenbaum
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids (2003) (TV) (voice) .... Miss Spider
"Widows" (2002) (mini) TV Series .... Shirley Heller
What Makes a Family (2001) (TV) .... Janine Nielssen
After Sex (2000) .... Kate
The Bachelor (1999) .... Buckley Hale-Windsor
Black and White (1999) .... Sam Donager
The Weekend (1999) .... Nina
The Misadventures of Margaret (1998) .... Lily
... aka Folies de Margaret, Les (France)
The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery (1998) (TV) .... Cyndee Lafrance
"Suddenly Susan" (1996) TV Series .... Susan Keane Browne
Freeway (1996) .... Mimi Wolverton
"Nothing Lasts Forever" (1995) (mini) TV Series .... Dr. Beth Taft
Amore americano, Un (1994) (TV) .... Greta
... aka An American Love (USA)
The Seventh Floor (1994) .... Kate Fletcher
Freaked (1993) .... Skye Daley
... aka Hideous Mutant Freekz
I Can Make You Love Me (1993) (TV) .... Laura Black
... aka Stalking Laura (UK)
Running Wild (1992) .... Christine Shaye
... aka Born Wild
Backstreet Dreams (1990) .... Stevie
... aka Backstreet Strays
Brenda Starr (1989) .... Brenda Starr
Speed Zone! (1989) .... Stewardess/Herself
... aka Cannonball Fever
The Diamond Trap (1988) (TV) .... Tara Holden
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) .... Customer in Pete's
Wet Gold (1984) (TV) .... Laura
Sahara (1983) .... Dale
Endless Love (1981) .... Jade Butterfield
The Blue Lagoon (1980) .... Emmeline
Just You and Me, Kid (1979) .... Kate
Wanda Nevada (1979) .... Wanda Nevada
Tilt (1979) .... Tilt (Brenda Louise Davenport)
Pretty Baby (1978) .... Violet
King of the Gypsies (1978) .... Tita
The Prince of Central Park (1977) (TV) .... Kristin
Communion (1976) .... Karen Spages
... aka Alice, Sweet Alice (USA: reissue title)
... aka Holy Terror (USA: cut version)
After the Fall (1974) (TV) .... Quentin's Daughter
Filmography as: Actress, Producer, Herself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances
Producer - filmography
"Suddenly Susan" (1996) TV Series (producer)
Herself - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s)
Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood (2005) (TV) .... Herself
... aka A&E Biography: Child Stars II - Growing Up Hollywood (USA: series title)
Brooke Shields (2005) (TV) .... Self
... aka A&E Biography: Brooke Shields (USA: series title)
The Outsider (2005) .... Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2004) (TV) .... Herself - Performer
Broadway on Broadway (2004) (TV) .... Herself - Performer (Wonderful Town)
Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003) .... Herself
100 Years of Hope and Humor (2003) (TV) .... Herself
Fear No More: Stop Violence Against Women (2002) (TV) .... Herself/Host
Intimate Portrait: Brooke Shields (2001) (TV) .... Herself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards (2001) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
Massholes (2000) .... Herself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) (TV)
Junket Whore (1998) .... Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (1998) (TV) .... Herself
Christmas in Washington (1998) (TV) .... Herself-Host
Scratch the Surface (1997) .... Herself
The Roots of Roe (1993) (TV) (voice) .... Pomfret Witness
Legends of the West (1992)
Desperately Seeking Roger (1991) (TV) .... Herself
Yellow Ribbon Party (1991) (TV) .... Herself
... aka Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Celebration (USA: complete title)
Voices that Care (1991) (TV) .... Herself - Choir Member
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards (1988) (TV) .... Herself
Bob Hope Winterfest Christmas Show (1987) (TV) .... Herself
Change of Heart (1987) (TV) .... Herself
Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday (1986) (TV) .... Herself
The Bob Hope Christmas Show (1985) (TV) .... Herself
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (1985) (TV) .... Herself
Circus of the Stars #9 (1984) (TV) .... Herself/Ringmaster
Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (1984) (TV) .... Herself
... aka Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (USA: complete title)
Olympic Gala (1984) (TV) .... Guest Performer
Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut (1984) (TV) .... Herself
Salute to Lady Liberty (1984) (TV) .... Herself
Circus of the Stars #8 (1983) (TV) .... Herself (performer)
Circus of the Stars #7 (1982) (TV) .... Herself (performer)
Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season, G-Rated, with Glamour, Glitter and Gags (1982) (TV) .... Herself
... aka Bob Hope's Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season - GRated - With Glamour, Glitter and Gags (USA: complete title)
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis (1982) (TV) .... Herself
... aka Bob Hope's All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis (USA: complete title)
Night of 100 Stars (1982) (TV) .... Herself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny (1982) (TV) .... Herself
... aka Bob Hope's Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny (USA: complete title)
Hollywood's Children (1982) (V)
The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1981) (TV) .... Herself
Circus of the Stars #6 (1981) (TV) .... Herself/Ringmaster
All-Star Comedy Birthday Party from West Point (1981) (TV) .... Herself
... aka Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party from West Point (USA: complete title)
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day (1981) (TV) .... Herself
Spring Fling of Glamour and Comedy (1981) (TV) .... Herself
... aka Bob Hope's Spring Fling of Glamour and Comedy (USA: complete title)
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) (TV) .... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
The Bob Hope Anniversary Show (1981) (TV) .... Herself
The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1980) (TV) .... Herself
... aka The Bob Hope Christmas Show and All-Star Comedy Special (USA: complete title)
Circus of the Stars #5 (1980) (TV) .... Herself - Performer
Bob Hope for President (1980) (TV) .... Herself
Men Who Rate a 10 (1980) (TV) .... Herself
Circus of the Stars #4 (1979) (TV) .... Herself
An Almost Perfect Affair (1979) (uncredited) .... Herself
The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Michael Jackson's Boys (2005) (TV) .... Herself
"Retrosexual: The 80's" (2004) (mini)
The N-Word (2004)
Geschichte des erotischen Films, Die (2004) (TV)
Celebrity Profile: Brooke Shields (2001) (TV) .... Herself
Headliners & Legends: Brooke Shields (2001) (TV) .... Herself
A Bob Hope Christmas (1993) (TV) .... Herself
"Fame in the Twentieth Century" (1993) (uncredited) .... Herself
Dangerous: The Short Films (1993) (V) .... Herself
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (V) .... Herself
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) (TV) .... Herself
Filmography as: Actress, Producer, Herself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances
Notable TV Guest Appearances
"The Tony Danza Show" playing "Herself" (episode # 2.43) 9 November 2005
"Corazón de..." playing "Herself" 4 November 2005
"The View" playing "Herself" 2 November 2005
"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" playing "Herself" 4 October 2005
"The E! True Hollywood Story" playing "Herself" (archive footage) in episode: "Brooke Shields" 11 September 2005
"Entourage" playing "Herself" in episode: "Blue Balls Lagoon" (episode # 2.11) 14 August 2005
"Nigella" playing "Herself" (episode # 1.6) 12 July 2005
"Breakfast" playing "Herself" 25 May 2005
"The View" playing "Herself - Guest Host" 9 May 2005
"Class of..." playing "Herself" (archive footage) in episode: "1992: Andre Agassi" 26 October 2004
"Late Show with David Letterman" playing "Herself" 8 October 2004
"The View" playing "Herself" 6 October 2004
"That '70s Show" playing "Pamela Burkhart" in episode: "Time Is on My Side" (episode # 7.1) 8 September 2004
"Corazón, corazón" playing "Herself" 4 September 2004
"That '70s Show" playing "Pamela Burkhart" in episode: "The Seeker" (episode # 6.25) 19 May 2004
"That '70s Show" playing "Pamela Burkhart" in episode: "Going Mobile" (episode # 6.24) 19 May 2004
"That '70s Show" playing "Pamela Burkhart" in episode: "Squeeze Box" (episode # 6.20) 28 April 2004
"That '70s Show" playing "Pamela Burkhart" in episode: "Substitute" (episode # 6.19) 21 April 2004
"That '70s Show" playing "Pamela Burkhart" in episode: "Man with Money" (episode # 6.16) 17 March 2004
"That '70s Show" playing "Pamela Burkhart" in episode: "Who Are You" (episode # 6.15) 10 March 2004
"I'm with Her" playing "Ivy Tyler" in episode: "Poison Ivy" (episode # 1.14) 10 February 2004
"Gary the Rat" playing "Harrison's Wife" (voice) in episode: "Future Ex-Wife" (episode # 1.12) 2 December 2003
"Tinseltown TV" playing "Herself" 18 October 2003
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 10 October 2001
"Celebrity Profile" playing "Herself" in episode: "Brooke Shields" 29 August 2001
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Herself" 16 June 2001
"Just Shoot Me!" playing "Erlene Noodleman, Nina's Sister" in episode: "Erlene and Boo" (episode # 5.18) 29 March 2001
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 29 March 2000
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" playing "Herself" 1 October 1999
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 27 September 1999
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 1 March 1999
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 8 September 1998
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 20 February 1998
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Herself" 11 November 1997
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 19 September 1997
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" playing "Herself" 13 February 1997
"The Larry Sanders Show" playing "Herself" in episode: "The Book" (episode # 5.10) 5 February 1997
"Friends" playing "Erika Ford" in episode: "The One After the Superbowl" (episode # 2.12) 28 January 1996
"Late Show with David Letterman" playing "Herself" 25 July 1995
"Tales from the Crypt" playing "Norma" in episode: "Came the Dawn" (episode # 5.10) 17 November 1993
"The Simpsons" playing "Herself" (voice) in episode: "The Front" (episode # 4.19) 15 April 1993
"Quantum Leap" playing "Vanessa Foster" in episode: "Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956" (episode # 5.3) 29 September 1992
"Hi Rock" playing "Herself" in episode: "To asteri mou" (episode # 1.12)
"To Tell the Truth" playing "Herself" January 1990
"Wetten, dass..?" playing "Herself" in episode: "Wetten, dass..? aus Innsbruck" (episode # 1.27) 30 March 1985
"Late Night with David Letterman" playing "Herself" 1 October 1984
"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" playing "Herself" 3 December 1982
"The Barbara Walters Special" playing "Herself" (episode # 5.2) 31 March 1981
"The Muppet Show" playing "Herself" (episode # 5.6) 7 April 1980