Thursday, May 31, 2018

THE LOVELY ONES Brooke Shields

"Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door"

Did you know...

1. Brooke Christa Shields was born on May 31, 1965 in Manhatten, New York
2.  In 1966, at the age of 11 months old, she began her career as a model. Her first job was for an Ivory Soap print commercial and was shot by Francesco Scavullo, one of the most world famous photographers at that time.
3. In 1978, at age of 12,  she gained critical acclaim for her starring role in Louis Malle's film Pretty Baby, in which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century. Although she was praised by film critics for her performance, this was just another point of contention for detractors of her mother's, Terri Shields, who felt she took advantage of her position as Brooke's manager and sexually exploited her daughter for financial gain
4. By the age of 16, it was stated that she earned $10, 000 a day while the average American income was $22,787 per year.
5. In the mid 1980's, she took a break from modelling/acting to attend the ivy league Princeton University where she earned a degree in French Literature.

To learn more about the memorable life and times of iconic Brooke Shields, I recommend  'There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me'



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