Brooke Christa Shields is a well-known American actress, singer and former child celebrity whose net worth is around $25 million. She is best known for playing bold roles like prostitute in the movie Pretty Baby, while she was just 12 years old.
Her work was greatly appreciated by the film critics, which gained her great popularity at that time. She was placed on the list of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1978” by John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 30. She was ranked in the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine.
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Biography & Wiki
Brooke Shields was born on May 31, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. She is the daughter of American actress and model Teri, while her father Frank Shields is a businessman. Her parents were divorced when she was just five months old. Shields belong to several noble families from Genoa and Rome. Her grandmother was also an Italian princess Donna Marina Torlonia. The actress has three half sisters and two step brothers. She was brought up in the Roman Catholic oath.
Shields went to the New Lincoln School and she was graduated from The Dwight-Englewood School in 1983. In 1987, she was graduated from Princeton University with the bachelor’s degree in French literature. During her time at Princeton she was the member of theatre troupe club named Princeton Triangle Club. She also published her autobiography named On Your Own, was published in 1985.
Brooke Shields first married to American tennis player Andre Agassi in 1997. Their marriage didn’t last long as the couple were divorced in 1999. Later, she married to her second husband famous television writer Chris Henchy in 2001. Brooke and Andre were blessed with two beautiful daughters. She was also a very close friend of Michael Jackson. During his memorial service, she gave very emotional speech about their friendship.
She started her career as a model, when she was just 11 months old. After that she becomes famous child model. Her first shot was for P&G’s personal care brand named Ivory Soap.
In 1978, she got her first acting debut with a contentious role of child prostitute in the film Pretty Baby. This movie was critically acclaimed by all the film critics. She captured audience heart with the novel based romantic film The Blue Lagoon. The film was the ninth biggest hit of 1980’s in North America and was nominated in several categories.
Her third film Endless Love was also turning out to be blockbuster hit of 1981. She was also featured in reputed TV serials like Friends, Suddenly Susan, That ’70s Show, Two and a Half Men, Hannah Montana, Lipstick Jungle and many more. Apart from her films and television, she has done many musical theatre appearances like Grease, Cabaret, Wonderful Town and The Addams Family.
Awards & Achievements
Brooke Shields is one of the beautiful and successful actresses of Hollywood. Throughout her acting career, she has won 12 precious awards and 19 nominations. Her first movie “Pretty Baby” was critically acclaimed and has won grand prize at the “1978 Cannes Film Festival”. Apart from that she has won five “People’s Choice Awards”, “GLAAD Media Awards”, “Jupiter Award”, “Razzie Awards” and “Seattle International Film Festival”.
Net Worth of Brooke Shields
At a very young age, she started to earn lot of money currently Brooke Shields has an estimated net worth of $25 millions as of 2017. Her major source of income is her successful modelling and acting career. She earns around $27,500 from her first feature film, when she was just 12. Her first feature film’s gross income was more than $5.8 million in the United States. Her second commercial hit was Endless Love earned her $5 million as her salary and film’s worldwide gross earning was $32.4 million. This movie was placed at #22 positions in the list of highest earning movie of 1981. The actress also endorsing many designer fashion brands and these Brands offered millions of dollars which also add to her Net Worth.
Other than a good actress she is also a good human being. She is a well known animal rights campaigner. She always promotes the vegetarian way of living. She also raised her voice against the use of fur in clothing industry. She also supports a program named Confidence SMART Girls campaign which they teach young girls about their mental and physical wellness.