Why Is She Famous?
She was married to Andre Agassi (and she was a regular court side), had her own sitcom on NBC called Suddenly Susan. She also did over a dozen movies, most notably Blue Lagoon, and has been modeling since the age of 3.
Date of Birth
31 May 1965, New York, New York, USA
Brooke Christa Shields
6' (1.83 m)
Chris Henchy (4 April 2001 - present) 2 children
Andre Agassi (19 April 1997 - 9 April 1999) (annulled)
Her "wholesome" image
Wet Gold (1984) (TV) $500,000
Sahara (1983) $1,500,000
Endless Love (1981) $500,000
Just You and Me, Kid (1979) $250,000
Wanda Nevada (1979) $150,000
King of the Gypsies (1978) $62,500
Pretty Baby (1978) $27,500
9560 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
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Brooke Christa Shields was born May 31st, 1965, in New York, NY. The daughter of now divorced Frank and Teri -- a former Revlon executive and model -- it seems that Brooke had modeling written all over her.
As her manager, Brooke's mother wasted no time getting her started in the industry, and at 11 months young, Brooke posed in commercials for Ivory Snow.
Although it didn't take much convincing to see that Brooke had the natural beauty necessary to model, her mother's aggressiveness and persuasive attitude helped launch Brooke's career. She was a popular model by the age of 12, and she would soon have acting on her portfolio.
Brooke on the streets
After her film debut in Alice, Sweet Alice, Brooke was cast as child prostitute Violet in Louis Malle's 1978 film, Pretty Baby. Her questionable nude scene at the age of 13 caused an uproar, and what turned out to be a lot of free publicity for the film, thanks to fundamentalist and anti-pornography organizations.
Brooke's trademark eyebrows were becoming recognized on TV, what with appearances on shows such as The Doctors and The Muppet Show, as well as on the big screen with roles in Tilt and King of the Gypsies. But it was in 1980 that she would star as Emmeline, in her claim to fame film, The Blue Lagoon.
Although her hair was allegedly taped to her breasts so that they wouldn't be fully exposed on film, the role involving her in a sexual romp with another castaway on a deserted island propelled her to fame.
Shielded by her calvins
Brooke may have been one of the 12 "Most Promising New Actors of 1978" according to John Willis' Screen World, but the rest of her acting career didn't do much to prove that she was more than a pretty face. Not only is Brooke considered a pretty face, but she was even hailed as Time magazine's "Face of the '80s", thanks to the memorable The Blue Lagoon and her provocative ads for Calvin Klein jeans, proving that nothing could come between her and her Calvins.
Brooke did random television stints in features such as Change of Heart and The Diamond Trap; the title role in 1989's Brenda Starr; and a cameo in Speed Zone!. She was on the Hollywood scene but was never a memorable presence, until her role as Joey Tribbiani's stalker in a 1996 Friends star-studded episode.
Suddenly sitcom star
In 1996, Brooke was cast as the naïve Susan Keane Browne in the NBC sitcom, Suddenly Susan. During her 4-year gig as suddenly klutzy Susan, Brooke had other things on her plate, such as a role in the documentary, Scratching the Surface, along with Bridget Fonda and Whitney Houston, and parts in the box-office blunders The Weekend, Black and White (co-starring Robert Downey Jr. and Claudia Schiffer), and The Bachelor (co-starring Renee Zellweger and Chris O'Donnell).
Brooke may not have gained much recognition for many of her roles, but she did receive the People's Choice Award for Favorite Female in a New Series, for Suddenly Susan, as well as the more prestigious Theater World Award in 1995, for her turn as rebellious Rizzo in the Broadway rendition of Grease, for which she received critical accolades.
The leggy actress has seen a lot of turbulence in her personal life. She dated Liam Neeson, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Dean Cain, was engaged to tennis pro Andre Agassi after a much-publicized relationship (coincidentally, Brooke's grandfather, Francis X. Shields, is a former tennis champ), and is now married to TV writer Chris Henchy since April 2001, after her 2-year failed marriage to Agassi. In January of 2000, Brooke's stalker of 15 years was arrested but pleaded innocent.
Brooke was last seen in several guest appearances on Just Shoot Me, as well as the 2001 film After Sex, and the made-for-TV movies What Makes a Family and Widows.
While promoting the film Pretty Baby (1978), 12-year old Brooke was asked, "What does good in bed mean?" Brooke cheekily replied; "When I'm sick and stay home from school watching TV and my mom brings me soup - that's good in bed."
Brooke's joking comment on her TV commercials for jeans: "If my jeans could talk, I'd be ruined." (1980)
"I'm so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn't understand, she had to explain: 'That's like three Mercedes.' Then I understood." (1981)
"I'm always amazed when people assume things about me - that foul language must upset me, or someone's being gay must upset me. They think, 'O-o-oh, she's the most celebrated virgin.' And really, I was surrounded by such an eclectic group of people my whole life." (2000)
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life." (1982)
"I've never been naturally fashion conscious. I'm the kind of person who sees a whole outfit in a magazine, runs out and buys it but looks like a clown. I'm not like Gwyneth and all those fashion-savvy girls, although someone told me they all have stylists." (2005)
"I've never found therapy to be a sign of weakness; I've found the opposite to be true. The willingness to have a mirror held up to you definitely requires strength." (2005)
"Princeton gave me something that can never be taken away from me. It taught me how to think."
"Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window - or break down a door." Woman's World (3-14-06)
"If my jeans could talk, would I be embarrassed?" -Brooke Shields, on her Calvn Klein Jeans ads
After spending more than five seasons on Kids Incorporated during the '80s, Fergie became part of the all-girl pop trio Wild Orchid. In 2003, she joined the funk band Black Eyed Peas, who then became famous for their collaboration with Justin Timberlake on the song "Where is the Love?" and for their arousing "My Humps." Fergie has since ventured into a successful solo career, with several songs going No. 1 on the charts.
Actress, Miscellaneous Crew, Composer
Date of birth
27 March 1975
Place of birth
Hacienda Heights, California, USA
Stacy Ann Ferguson
Stace,Fergie, The Dutchess
Wild Orchid released its first album, Wild Orchid, in 1997 on RCA and it was followed the next year with Oxygen. The group scored a minor hit when the song "Declaration" was featured in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. In 2001, Wild Orchid was ready to launch a third album, but the label declined to release it. Wild Orchid ceased to exist and it triggered an emotional crisis for Fergie, which led to a crystal meth addiction.
fergie and the black eyed peas
For the next few years, Fergie continued to perform, albeit in obscurity. She became a dance-floor regular, a backup singer at a number of Los Angeles venues and then she met will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.
They had a number of meetings after shows and before long, Fergie was invited to join the group in the recording studio. They recorded five songs together and the band invited her to join permanently. It took two years for their third album, Elephunk, to be produced and the arrival of Fergie to make the Black Eyed Peas appreciated in mainstream circles.
After two successful BEP albums, Fergie embarked on a solo career. She contributed to the soundtrack of Adam Sandler's 50 First Dates (2004) on the remake of "True" along with will.i.am. While continuing to work on projects with the BEP, she also ventured into creating her first solo album, The Dutchess (2006). Fergie had four hit songs from The Dutchess, including "London Bridge," "Glamorous" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" -- all of which became No. 1 singles.In 2007, Fergie hit the studios to prepare the release of her 2008 album. She also won Favorite Female Artist at the 2007 American Music Awards. And while The Dutchess continued to storm the airwaves, Fergie appeared in the remake of The Poseidon Adventure (2006) and Grindhouse (2007).
Attended the special dinner at Sony Studios in Los Angeles to honour the singer and activist Sting as MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. The evening celebrated his contribution to popular music, and honoured his charitable work with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation. Other stars in attendance included Kylie Minogue, Elton John & Dido. (6th February 2004)
She performed several songs on the It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (1984) (TV) soundtrack...including "The Pig-Pen Hoe-Down," "I'm In Shape" and "Lucy Says." Stacy received credit for the "Flashbeagle" TV special, but not for the album.
Won the award for best female artist of the year at MTV's Music Video Awards.(2007).
Engaged to Josh Duhamel [December 26, 2007].
Is of Irish, Scottish, Mexican, and Native American ancestry.
I started doing Ecstasy. Then I got addicted to crystal methamphetamine. My weight dropped to 90 lb. I lied to my friends and said I was bulimic. Finally I started going crazy. In that moment I talked to God and He said, "I've given you all these gifts, so what are you doing?" I decided to get clean. I told everybody what was wrong.