Brooke Shields: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

Earlier, we brought you part one of this article listing facts about Brooke Shields. Starting her career at an extremely young age and continuing on into fame, the actress is quite widely known in America. Here is the second half of our list.

Number Eight: Brooke Shields Began Modeling at 11 Months Old

She was born in New York City. It didn’t take long for her beauty to be recognized, and she starred in an advertising campaign for a soap company while being called “The Most Beautiful Baby in America”.

Number Seven: She Has Two Middle Names

Brooke was born Brooke Christa Shields. During her Communion as a kid, however, the star took on a second middle name. Her full baptismal name is Brooke Christa Camille Shields.

Number Six: She Struggled With Postpartum Depression

She spoke to a magazine and appeared on Oprah to discuss her battle with this problem. Her issues with postpartum depression included thoughts of suicide, and difficulty responding to the needs of her newborn.

Number Five: Tom Cruise Called Her Out

Tom isn’t a big fan of psychiatric drugs. For this reason he condemned Brooke Shields for speaking out about and praising an antidepressant she was using, Paxil. He considered this irresponsible and dangerous.

Number Four: She Was Nearly Terminated

When Brooke’s mom found out she was pregnant, the father’s family tried to bribe her to terminate the pregnancy. Instead of doing this, the mommy-to-be took the bribe money, and gave birth to her baby anyway.

Number Three: She Encountered Paparazzi as Young as 12

This happened at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. She commented on the situation later, about how she was very confused as to why they were all hired to photograph her.

Number Two: Brooke Didn’t Lose Her Virginity Until Age 22

Surprising considering the sexy roles she has played at such young ages, but true. She claims that she waited so long because she was very uncomfortable and insecure about her body.

Number One: Shields is a Vegan

Despite fighting for many animal rights causes, and coming out against the fur industry, she later went on to start her own mink fur jacket with the Kopenhagen Fur Company. We hope you enjoyed part two of our list of interesting facts about this actress.