Brooke Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress, model and former child star. Shields, initially a child model, gained critical acclaim for her leading role in Louis Malle’s wildly controversial film Pretty Baby (1978), in which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century. The role garnered Shields widespread notoriety, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the 1980s, including The Blue Lagoon (1980), and Franco Zeffirelli’s Endless Love (1981).
In 1983, Shields abandoned her career as a model to attend Princeton University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French literature. In the 1990s, Shields returned to acting, appearing in minor roles in films, and starred in the titular role of the sitcom Suddenly Susan, which ran for four seasons between 1996 and 2000. Most recently, Shields has made appearances in other television shows, including That ’70s Show and Lipstick Jungle.
Brooke Shields, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim & Wanda Sykes celebrate “Hot Flashes” to Blow Out Cancer.The American Cancer Society is the “Official Sponsor of Birthdays” creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays by saving lives, helping people get well, stay well, finding cures and fighting back. The Society is dedicated to furthering this mission by co-hostin an intimate dinner at the Montage Hotel with the cast of “The Hot Flashes” to honor courageous cancer surviviors.