Brooke Shields was born on May 31, 1965, in New York City as Brooke Christa Shields. Brooke Shields, 56, appears to have perfected the art of wearing several hats, and it’s not only because of her modelling prowess. The supermodel, actor, author, company owner, and spokeswoman (so many titles!) is busy than ever these days, and she’s here to tell you that each year brings new opportunities. In fact, she considers ageing to be a lovely thing, and we tend to agree.
|Real Name||Brooke Christa Shields|
|Known as||Brooke Shields|
|Profession||American actress and model|
|Born In||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Date of Birth||31-May-1965|
|Age||57 years old|
|Height(s) Feet||6 feet and 0 inches|
|Height(s) cm||183 cm|
|Weight in Pound||134 pounds|
|School/ College||Princeton University, Dwight-Englewood School, New Lincoln School|
|Dating History||Woody Harrelson or Michael Jackson (Rumored), Matt Dillon|
|Spouse||Chris Henchy (m. 2001), Andre Agassi (m. 1997–1999)|
|Son/Daughter||Yes (Rowan Francis Henchy, Grier Hammond Henchy)|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
Brooke Shields Family
She descended from the first settlers of Virginia in the United States, in the 16th century (the first member of her family was William Shields, an American pioneer).
She is the daughter of Francis Alexander Shields, a top Revlon executive, 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 y Battenberg.
Her mother was María Theresa Schmonn, actress, former model and film producer. When she announced that she was pregnant, her father’s family offered her money to terminate the pregnancy; she got paid, but she reneged on the agreement and gave birth to her daughter. Her parents were married but divorced when she was only five months old.
Brooke Shields has two stepbrothers and three stepsisters.
She was raised Catholic. For her confirmation at age 10, she took the name “Camille”.
She began her career at eleven months by participating in a spot for the Ivory soap brand. Growing up, she received piano, ballet, and horseback riding lessons. While she was attending high school in Haworth, New Jersey.
She was discovered by photographer Francesco Scavullo and shot to movie fame with her role as a teenage prostitute in Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby. She with a career controlled by her mother and her studies at Princeton.
She entered Dwight Englewood High School in Englewood, New Jersey where she excelled in gymnastics and joined the cheerleading team.
She stars alongside Christopher Atkins in the movie Blue Lagoon. For appearing nude in the film she had to testify in court. The director explained that for scenes where nudity was required, stunt doubles were used. In 1981, she starred in Endless Love. In 1983 she shoots Sahara.
In December 1986 she appears in Playboy magazine wishing Americans a Merry Christmas. In 1987, she acknowledges her relationship with her college classmate, fellow actor Dean Cain. She graduated in French Literature and received a diploma in Italian Literature.
During 1987 she participated in the film Queen of Diamonds and in 1989, in Los Locos de Cannoball 3 and starred in one of her most outstanding films, Brenda Starr. In 1992 she co-stars in Born in freedom (Running wild). She stars in 2001 Corazón al Descubro (What Makes a family), and in 2002 she participates in a four-episode miniseries titled Widows (Viudas).
In 2005 she performed in the musical Chicago in London playing Roxie, she received good reviews.
In 2007 she works in the series Law and Order: Criminal Action, along with Vincent D’Onofrio and a year later, she began to perform in the series Lipstick Jungle (Women of Manhattan).
In 2017, she appears in a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the series’ 19th season.
Marriage and children
She was associated by the press with names like Woody Harrelson or Michael Jackson. She announced her relationship with actor Matt Dillon (Sensation of Living) in 1981.
She married tennis player Andre Agassi on April 19, 1997, they divorced in 1999.
In 2001, she married television producer and writer Chris Henchy. She was the mother of a girl, Rowan Francis Hammond after seven failed in vitro fertilization attempts and an abortion. On April 18, 2006, she gives birth to her second daughter, Grier Hammond Henchy.
In 2001, Brooke married Chris Henchy for the second time.
Actor Tom Cruise stated that Shields was addicted to antidepressant drugs. She later apologized to him for criticizing her for taking antidepressants after giving birth to her daughter, Rowan de Ella.
The actress underwent a minor operation in May 2009 to remove a mole from her face that turned out to be cancerous.
Did you know
Brooke Shields became friends with Michael Jackson when she was thirteen, he was twenty-one. Many years later, the King of Pop told Oprah Winfrey that their relationship had turned into something more. Shields also claims that Michael Jackson proposed to her multiple times.