Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress, model and former child star. Some of her better-known movies include Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon, as well as TV shows such as Suddenly Susan, That '70s Show, and Lipstick Jungle. Brooke Shields was born in New York City to Frank and Teri Shields (ne Schmon), who divorced several months after she was born. Through her father's side, she has Italian, French, Irish, and English roots, along with high social position and relations to nobility. Her paternal grandmother was the Italian princess Donna Marina Torlonia. Shields was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. She has two stepbrothers and three half-sisters. When Shields was five days old, her mother openly stated she wanted her to be active in show business: 'She's the most beautiful child and I'm going to help her with her career.' For her confirmation in the Catholic Church at the age of 10, Shields adopted the saint name 'Camille'.
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