Brooke Christa Camille Shields was born on May 31, 1965 to Francis Alexander Shields and Teri Shields. The Shields were a well-known American society family in New York that had direct links to Italian nobility. Her middle name Cammile was the name she adopted for her confirmation when she was 10 years old. Her parent's separated and got divorced when Brooke Shields was still very young. Diana Lippert Auchincloss, an actress and was the ex-wife of Gore Vidal's half-brother who was also Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis step-brother, Thomas Gore Auchincloss, who now was married to her father, making her Brooke's new stepmother.
In the 60's, Brooke Shields' career began as a child model, a very successful modeling career that spanned through the 70's all the way to the 80's and she was just only 14 years of age when the 80's kicked in she had already been on Vogue Magazine. Brooke Shields was the youngest model ever to grace the top fashion publication's cover. She later then appeared on Calvin Klien Jeans controversial TV and print ad campaign which had her saying the famous controversial tagline - "Do you wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."
On February 9, 1981 on the Time Magazine cover story, it was reported that her day rate to be $10,000 then in 1983, all in one year, Brooke Shields appeared on several international Covers for Vogue Spain, Paris and 2 for the American Issues.