Brooke Shields is one of the most successful supermodels in the world. Because of her incredible ability and attractiveness, she has earned a reputation for herself both on the runway and on the big screen.
The 57-year-old beauty star, on the other hand, has had her fair share of opponents who have attempted to undermine her achievements. Shields is now talking out about her relationship with her mom Teri, who has been her manager since she was a toddler.
Her first critic was her mother. She had endured body-shaming from her own mother, which distorted her perception of herself.
Her mother died in 2012, following a longtime struggle with alcoholism. Yet her comments about Shields had a lasting impression on the actor. The harm that was done took years to heal.
In the end, it was her husband of 17 years, screenwriter Chris Henchy, who forced the actress to embrace her body for what it was and recognise her own beauty.
She’d go backwards out of rooms, and he’d say, no, he want to grasp onto her, Shields said. He praised her womanliness and her physique. And she wanted a guy to help her rejoice.
From 1997 to 1999, she was married to Andre Agassi. She came into Hollywood as a teenager, but it was her classic Calvin Klein jeans commercial, photographed by Richard Avedon in 1980, that cemented her status as an icon.
Although the actress was always seen to be gorgeous by the general public, she admits that she was constantly subjected to criticism. She said that she modelled swimwear when she was 15, and even back then, she didn’t believe she had a swimsuit physique. She was a cover girl, not a supermodel. She was ‘neck up’ — the face, the brows — and she was constantly labelled as ‘athletic,’ ‘not rail-thin,’ ‘not a runway model,’ and those signals seeped into her awareness, the actress said.
She did another swimwear ad a few years ago, this time collaborating with Calvin Klein. She said that she was committed to the part and worked hard to look her best.
It’s amazing to see that even a beautiful beauty like Brooke Shields struggled with insecurity. Although the rest of the world thought she was stunning, her own mother and other naysayers attempted to make her feel inferior.
It’s encouraging to see how her spouse challenged her ideas and reminded her of her beauty, allowing her to embrace her body for what it was.
Lately, the actress has spoken up about a sexual assault she had more than 30 years ago. Shields stated in a recent interview that she was attacked by a Hollywood producer soon after graduating from Princeton University.
She blamed herself at the time, but she’s had time to comprehend what happened.
Since “people weren’t believing such allegations back then,” the model turned actress has confessed she was a victim of sexual assault for the first time.
Beautiful Baby: Brooke Shields, a soon-to-be-released two-part documentary, tells her tale in more detail. Making the documentary, one see everything all together, and it’s a wonder that she survived, Shields remarked.
Shields found herself at the “lowest point” in her career after graduating from Princeton University. She had dinner with an anonymous Hollywood executive who she thought would give her a role in a film or a job, but after their meal, he asked her to his hotel room.
He persuaded her to accompany him to his room under the pretence of ordering a taxi from there. But once there, he abused her sexually.
Shields felt terrible about herself and blamed herself for the assault.
Shields only informed one person at the time, her close friend and former security consultant Gavin de Becker. But she’s now ready to share her tale in the hopes of making folks feel less alone.
Everyone handles their own trauma on their own timetable. She wishes to be an advocate for women’s right to voice their minds.