Brooke Shields's father was a Revlon executive and her mother a model. Shields has been in the public eye from the very beginning, as she appeared in an Ivory Snow advertisement when she was a mere 11 months old.
Meanwhile, Shields caused a sensation with her advertisements for Calvin Klein jeans, in which she claimed that nothing came between her and her Calvins. Shields also endorsed Breck shampoo, Colgate toothpaste, and Band Aids.
However, she couldn't totally resist the spotlight and wrote a much-publicized autobiography, On Your Own.Shields starred in a string of TV-movies following college, before landing the title role in Suddenly Susan in 1996.