Brooke Shields

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December 7, 2021

Brooke Christa Camille Shields (New York; May 31, 1965) is an American film, television and stage actress, model and writer.

Biography

Brooke Shields belongs to an aristocratic family, descended from the first Virginia settlers in the United States in the 16th century (the first member of her family was William Shields, an American pioneer). Her father, Francis Alexander Shields, was a senior executive at Revlon, the son of a famous tennis player, Francis Xavier Shields and the Italian princess Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi. Her great-uncle was Prince Alessandro Torlonia, husband of the Infanta Beatriz de Borbón. Her mother, Theresia Anna Schmonn, named Teri, was an actress, former model, and film producer.

Career

She began her career at the age of eleven months when she participated in a commercial for the brand of soaps Ivory, by the hand of the model photographer Francesco Scavullo. [1] Shields's career from a very young age was organized by her mother, who made her She made her appear in commercials taking advantage of her childhood beauty, lending her baby image to a well-known sunscreen. [citation needed] In 1974 she participated in her first film, After the Fall, directed by Arthur Miller. Miller's life with Marilyn Monroe is anonymously recounted in the film. Brooke plays Quentin's daughter (Arthur Miller is played by Christopher Plummer). [2] In 1975 she starred in a commercial for the Colgate toothpaste company by photographer Richard Avedon. Brooke enacted her confirmation vows by adding the name "Camille." [3] At the age of ten, to further her professional career, according to her mother, Brooke participated in a photo shoot with photographer Garry. Gross in which Brooke appeared in the bathroom with her naked and oiled body. [4] That same year, her parents divorced, leaving Brooke in charge of her mother. In 1976, at the age of eleven, she joined the Eilen Ford modeling agency. She makes the film "The Face of Death" (Communion) in which the little girl Karen Spages dies after taking her first communion, at the hands of her disturbed sister Alice hers. [5] [6] In 1977 she made the film The Prince of Central Park where she received the supporting role of "Kristie". [7] In 1978 her mother received an offer from French filmmaker Louis Malle, who was looking for a girl for the leading role in his controversial film "Pretty Baby." The compromise agreed with Malle was to allow the girl to pose nude, in exchange for her mother being present on set as a supervisor. In the film, "Violet", a thirteen-year-old girl, lives with her mother "Hattie" (Played by Susan Sarandon) in a brothel in the 1916s. "Hattie", practicing prostitution, meets a man, gets married and leaves, leaving his daughter abandoned. Madame, who does not intend to keep "Violet" for nothing, decides to auction her virginity and make him work for her, but "Belloq", a photographer who frequents the place looking for nude snapshots, does not intend to allow it and rescues the girl, but to do so effectively, he must marry her. "Violet" adores her savior whom she calls Daddy and is willing to do anything for him. The film provoked much controversy. [8] This film launched the young actress to stardom, who appeared in People magazine and Rolling Stone magazine. As a result of this, her mother was widely criticized for what was considered great personal ambition and manipulation of her daughter. The author of the novel "Helene", John Bowers, requested the face of Brooke Shields for the cover of his best known book. That same year she also participated in the film "Indomitable Line" in which she plays "Tina", the sister of "Dave", who having been invested as king of the gypsies, declines that appointment causing war between the fa

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