January 20, 2012 by staff
Brooke Shields, Brooke Shields was born in New York City to Frank and Teri Shields, who divorced several months after she was born. Her surname is an anglicised form of Siadhail.Through her father’s side, she has Italian and French roots, along with high social position and relations to nobility. Her paternal grandmother was the Italian princess Donna Marina Torlonia. Shields was raised in the Catholic faith. She has two stepbrothers and three half-sisters.
When Shields was five days old, her mother openly stated she wanted her to be active in show business, “She’s the most beautiful child and I’m going to help her with her career.”
For her confirmation at the age of 10, Shields adopted her middle name, “Camille”. While attending high school, Shields resided in Haworth, New Jersey.
When she was 12 years old, Shields played a child prostitute her age in the 1978 film Pretty Baby. Eileen Ford, founder of the Ford Modeling Agency, said of Brooke Shields: “…She is a professional child and unique. She looks like an adult and thinks like one.”
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