Brooke Shields' movie career might have returned with a Furry Vengeance. But the truth is she's never been out of the spotlight for long.
An early start: Shields had her first modeling gig when she was just 11 months old, a spot for Ivory soap. As a teen, her infamous ad for Calvin Klein jeans included the scandalous tagline: "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."
Mega-star at movies: The break-through movie roles for Brooke were 1980's The Blue Lagoon (where all her nude scenes were performed by a body double) and 1981's Endless Love (its theme song by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie would become a No. 1 hit that year).
Brooke's endless loves: She was romantically connected with John F. Kennedy Jr., Liam Neeson and even John Travolta over the years. In 1997, she married tennis star Andre Agassi, though the marriage lasted just two years, during which Agassi's career began to wane while her TV career took off.
Suddenly a star again: Shields' career took off again in 1996 when she starred in the NBC show Suddenly Susan with Judd Nelson and Kathy Griffin. She also starred in NBC's shorter-lived Lipstick Jungle and guest-starred on Hannah Montana as Miley's now-deceased mom.
The fight with Tom: In 2005, Tom Cruise (who made his big screen debut with Shields in Endless Love) slammed Shields for using a prescription antidepressant, Paxil, to help her with postpartum depression. He also declared her career to be over. Bad move. The attack backfired on Cruise, whose own career went into hibernation that year. He'd later apologize. She even attended his wedding to Katie Holmes.
That crazy M.J. memorial: In July 2009, Shields provided the rare moment of sanity and sensitivity at Michael Jackson's memorial service. "Both of us needed to be adults very early," she weepily told the gathering. "But when we were together, we were two little kids, having fun." Days later, she announced her upcoming role in Furry Vengeance.
Steve Spears, Times staff writer