Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress, author and model. Some of her better-known movies include Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon, as well as TV shows such as Suddenly Susan, That 70's Show and Lipstick Jungle.
Shields was born in New York City. Her parents, Frank Shields and Teri, divorced several months after she was born. Her father's family was very social and had Italian and French roots and relations to nobility. Her paternal grandmother was the Italian princess Donna Marina Torlonia. Shields was raised as a Roman Catholic. She has two stepbrothers and three half-sisters.
When Brooke was five days old, her mother openly stated she wanted her to have a career in show business, "She's the most beautiful child and I'm going to help her with her career."
Shields adopted her middle name, "Camille," for her Confirmation at the age of 10. During her high school years, Shields resided in Haworth, New Jersey.
When she was 12 years old, Shields played a child prostitute her age. At age 16, she had already worked for 16 years and had made more money than the President of the United States. Eileen Ford, founder of the Ford Modeling Agency, said of Brooke