In the early 80s, she was the most famous teenager on the planet — modelling for Calvin Klein and hanging out at Studio What happened next? B rooke Shields has just got back from a lunch at the Lincoln Center, to mark the opening of New York fashion week. At 52, Shields is in great shape, her athletic 5ft 11in frame maintained with daily workouts and sessions of ashtanga yoga. When the American luxury publication Social Life magazine asked her to pose in white Calvin Klein underwear for a photoshoot this summer, the resulting cover image went viral, setting the fashion world abuzz with rumours that Shields was about to appear in a new campaign for the label she had made famous back in
Christopher Atkins Talks About Romance With 'Blue Lagoon' Co-Star Brooke Shields (VIDEO)
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Christopher Atkins was a high school senior with no acting experience when he landed the role as the shipwrecked teenage heartthrob Richard in "The Blue Lagoon. After landing the part opposite a young Brooke Shields, he says the cast was swept off to film in Fiji. Aktins says they spent the first two weeks living on a boat and getting into character. He said it will come out in your eyes, it will come out in real time on film. After the film debuted, Atkins says he couldn't go anywhere without being mobbed by fans. Though fame opened many new doors, Atkins learned they could close just as quickly.
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Brooke Shields was just 14 years old when she filmed The Blue Lagoon , the infamously sexy and slightly salacious island-set romance that capitalized on burgeoning hormones in a big way. The film was shocking when it debuted on July 5, —but even 40 years later, it can still make jaws drop. In , director W. Bowden crafted a silent version of the story. More than a quarter-century later, British filmmaker Frank Launder made a very well-received version for the big screen in , starring Jean Simmons and Donald Houston.
The film stars Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. The film tells the story of two young children marooned on a tropical island paradise in the South Pacific. With neither the guidance nor the restrictions of society, emotional and physical changes arise as they reach puberty and fall in love.