From her first major film role in director Louis Malle's controversial "Pretty Baby" (1978), in which she played a child prostitute, through the public wrath directed toward her manager mother for what some saw as "pimping" out her young daughter in various R-rated films, through Shield's public battle with Tom Cruise over the proper treatment of postpartum depression, the brunette beauty had courted controversy for over 30 years, refusing to back down from her beliefs.
Whatever one thought of her choices, they could not discount her courage and how well she had turned out, when all cards had seemed stacked against her as a child star marketed as a sex object almost from the day she was born.
- Christopher Atkins I thought that would be kind of cool,to make a bad guy look sympathetic.- Christopher Atkins As much as I didn't want to change, lifestyles do change.- Christopher Atkins It's only in the United States that they make a big deal about nudity.- Christopher Atkins I had a lot of coaching for the movie and no, I have never sung professionally before.- Christopher Atkins You know, I never expected to enter the movie business.- Christopher Atkins Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island.- Christopher Atkins Everybody wants to be like everybody else.- Christopher Atkins I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I thinkthat was one of the reasons they chose me.- Christopher Atkins I'm a very big believer in fate.- Christopher Atkins They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over.- Christopher Atkins Usually I get recognized for The Blue Lagoon or Dallas.- Christopher Atkins Hollywood wants press, any kind of press.- Christopher Atkins There are times when directors just don't know what they're doing.- Christopher Atkins I'm really a romantic at heart.- Christopher Atkins Larry Hagman was a huge star, and he was carrying my stuff for me.- Christopher Atkins I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.- Christopher Atkins Well, sometimes when you say you want to be like everybody else,you're really saying that you're not.- Christopher Atkins I always wondered if I was supposed to be excellent at something or not.
Brook did take time out from her career to attend Princeton for five years, between 19. This can account for her ability to author three of her own books, Down Came the Rain, The Brook Book and On Your Own.
Brook Shields has a long list of film and television credits to her title.
In the younger days, Brook Shields date Prince Albert II, Ted Mc Ginley and Michael Jackson.
She didnt have a lot of time for dating because of her busy acting career.