• Brooke Shields is an iconic American screen actress
  • She came into prominence with The Blue Lagoon in the 80s
  • Shields is a spokesperson and activist these days

More than four decades later, we take a look back at the actress' incredible transformation. Brooke Shields began her career as a model in a soap commercial when she was 11 months old. When she was ten, her mother agreed to a shoot with photographer Garry Gross. The pictures show Shields naked in a bathtub.

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Her breakthrough in acting came two years later in the role of the teenage prostitute "Violet" in Pretty Baby. But, The Blue Lagoon heralded the most successful decade of her career. It's not for nothing that Time magazine chose her as the "face of the 80s". Shields also starred in Sahara and was invited as the youngest guest star ever on The Muppet Show at the age of 14!

Watch the video above to learn more!