Brooke Shields, ’80s icon and household name, was a child model before she came to prominence in Louis Malle’s controversial film “Pretty Baby” at age 12. With a series of provocative Calvin Klein jeans ads and leading roles in 1980s teensploitation hits “The Blue Lagoon” and “Endless Love,” Shields’ early career was defined by a sexuality that she could neither claim nor comprehend.
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