Monday, June 27, 2011

EYELINER: A Brief History

                 A Brief History of Eyeliner

The history of eyeliner dates back to ancient civilizations and has been worn by both men and women alike.  Though the ingredients and application methods have changed, the look remains oddly consistent.  Take a look at the evolution of the modern day eyeliner.

Elizabeth Taylor As Cleopatra

Ancient Egyptians

As early as 10,000 BC Egyptians were donning various cosmetics not only for aesthetics but to protect the skin from the scorching desert sun.  Research has also speculated that eyeliner was worn to protect the wearer from the evil eye. 
A prominent characteristic of the Egyptian facade for both men and women was the heavily lined eye.  Ancient Egyptians used kohl eyeliners produced with a variety of materials including lead, copper ore and antimony, a toxic metallic element.  The elements were ground into a paste and applied with rounded sticks of wood, bronze, or glass created for the purpose. Kohl pots were common and used to crush and serve as cosmetic containers for the eye makeup.  The widespread use of kohl is historically documented in the sheer number of kohl pots found among burial belongings from the late Old Kingdom to the end of the New Kingdom (2345 to 1070 B.C).


Clara Bow

The discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922 fascinated people worldwide, especially American women.  They had finally won the right to vote and thanks to the influence of actresses like Clara Bow, seemed to assert their independence more freely.  Gone were the days of pinching the cheeks for a subtle blush.  Fashionable young women began to recreate the Egyptian eye by using eyeliner liberally.

Rita Hayworth


The face of the war era woman was clean and simple.  Though very little if any eyeliner was worn around the eyes, the shortage of items during the World War I led to an interesting use of eyeliner.  Jackets with short skirts became fashionable for young women but silk stockings were unavailable.  Enterprising young women, accustomed to making do, used black eyeliner pencil to draw a black line up the back of their legs to simulate a stocking seam.

Brigutte Bardot
Elizabeth Taylor
The 1960s brought about the invention of liquid eyeliner and it was applied to create thick black lines around the eyes in the fashion industry. The sixties saw the reemergence of the cat eye.


Today eyeliner is commonplace and comes in a variety of colors and applications.  Many women add it to their daily makeup routines.  Today, eyeliner is also used liberally as an artistic expression of statement for gothic and emo styles. And lets face it, today we see so many styles of eyeliner, winged, cat, smokey you name it. what goes around come around they say.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Something New Black Phoenix

Fearsome fungi! A very deep, very dark mushroom brown.


Bloodbath red: a ghoulish maroon.


Metallic Flake Pearl
The bright raspberry of Dance Hall flocked wallpaper. Perfect for any Painted Lady.


Flamboyant flamingo pink.


Fearsome fungi! A very deep, very dark mushroom brown.


Sheer Glitter
Nearly sheer glittery glow-in-the-dark polish! Utilize for some gloriously ghoulish layering. Despite what the name implies, this formula, like all the others we offer, does not contain formaldehyde! 


Metallic Pearl
A smoky beige-pink pearl flecked with a golden metallic sheen.


Deep brown-red; the color of dried blood.


The wet crimson red of arterial spray. 


A semi-sheer virginal nude with a hint of pink..


Abyssal black.


Metallic Pearl
Rich midnight plum pearl flecked with a silver metallic sheen.


Metallic Pearl
A regal, ambitous plum metallic pearl.


Narcotic pink! The fiery fuchsia of delirium.


Metallic Pearl
Oil-rubbed bronze.


Lust captured: pulsating deep burgundy.


Metallic Pearl
Sooty, gunmetal-tinged billows of opaque, near-black shimmer.

Synesthesia! These are our interpretations of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfumes, expressed through color.

Black Phoenix nail lacquer is quick drying and chip resistant. Our formula is free of toluene, DBP, and formaldehyde, providing you with excellent long-lasting color without sacrificing your health or the environment to do so! 

Please note:
These polishes are not scented with BPAL perfumes. The perfumes were utilized as inspirations.

We have done our best to accurately represent the color and texture of the polishes. However, the appearance of the colors on a computer may vary from monitor to monitor.

This is an authentic Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab product. This bottle is pristine, never opened, and comes straight from the Lab.

Please use caution and common sense when using essential oils or any of our highly concentrated oils and fragrances as they may cause skin irritation if not diluted, and may be toxic if taken internally.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab specializes in formulating intriguing, compelling body and household blends with a dark, romantic, and sexual tone. Our scents run the aesthetic gamut of romance era, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, pagan and mythological blends, and horror / Gothic-themed scents. By utilizing our knowledge of homeopathy and aromatherapy, the conceptual theories of hermetic alchemy, and the aesthetic artistry of perfumery, we have mastered the art of encapsulating allegorical ideas into singular olfactory experiences.

Inspired by a vast range of influences, from the passion and decadence of the Fin de Siècle movement to the ghastliest of Lovecraftian monstrosities, we specialize in eliciting emotional responses through perfume and creating unique, masterfully molded scent environments that capture legends and folklore, poetry, and the stuff of dreams and nightmares.

Though we are at times campy, and sometimes very tongue-in-cheek, we never lose sight of our one true goal: moving the soul and spirit through the unbridled artistry of scent, and remaining unbound by conventional fashion.

Simply put: this is no ordinary perfume house.

We pride ourselves on the artistry of our products, and our skill in their creation. We have over fifteen years of experience in the field, and our joy is our work. All of our products are hand-blended here in our laboratory. Integrity and dedication is vitally important to us, and we do our best to provide the best possible product and slavishly good service to all our clients.

We believe in compassionate consumerism, and in giving as much back to the community as we can through charitable contributions, volunteer work, and by supporting fair trade and self-sustaining growers whenever possible. We participate in the Green Power for a Green LA program at work and in our homes, and have participated in fundraisers for many fine organizations, including the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the Orangutan Foundation UK, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Covenant House, the Red Cross, and the Humane Society.

With the exception of our honey-based products, everything that comes from BPAL is vegan, and we abhor animal testing. All products are tested on staff, family, and friends. 

Our goal, both at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post, is to share the things that we love through the products we create while participating in imaginative, conscience-driven capitalism. 

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Beauty Icon Of The Month: Joey Heatherton


Early life
Christened Davenie Johanna Heatherton and nicknamed "Joey," she was raised in Rockville Centre, New York, a suburb of New York City. There she attended St. Agnes Cathedral School, a Catholic grade and high school. Her father Ray Heatherton was a Broadway star (Babes in Arms) and television pioneer.


Heatherton began her career as a child actress, appearing in 1959 as a member of the ensemble and an understudy in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music, and received her first sustained national exposure that same year as a semi-regular on The Perry Como Show, playing an exuberant teenager with a perpetual crush on Perry Como. She also appeared extensively on The Dean Martin ShowDean Martin invited her to perform numerous times on the show, starting with the premiere episode of September 16, 1965. From June to September 1968, along with Frank Sinatra, Jr., she co-hosted Martin's summer substitute musical comedy hour, Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers. She also made multiple appearances on 1960s television shows such as The Andy Williams ShowThe Hollywood PalaceThe Ed Sullivan Show, and This is Tom Jones. She first appeared on television on her father's show The Merry Mailman, a popular children's show in New York.

In May 1969, she appeared on the Tonight Show, where she energetically coached Johnny Carson on the finer points of dancing "The Frug." During that era, she also appeared in Bob Hope's USO troupe between 1965 and 1977, entertaining the GIs with her singing, dancing and provocative outfits. Excerpts from the USO tours were televised as part of Hope's long-running series of NBC monthly specials, culminating in the top-rated Christmas shows, where Heatherton's segments were regularly featured.


Throughout the 1960s, Heatherton interspersed her variety show appearances with dramatic turns in three theatrical films and on numerous episodes of series such as Route 66(playing a 15-year-old temptress in the November 18, 1960 teleplay), Mr. NovakThe VirginianChanningArrest and TrialThe Nurses, and Breaking Point.

Heatherton also appeared in the movies Twilight of Honor (1963), Where Love Has Gone, (1964) and My Blood Runs Cold (1965), alongside veteran actors such as Claude RainsBette Davis and Susan Hayward. In Twilight of Honor, her film debut, she played the young wife of an accused murderer (Oscar-nominee Nick Adams).
The only one of the three films to be made in color, 1964s Where Love Has Gone, was a big-budget melodrama based on Harold Robbinsroman-a-clef about the scandalous Lana TurnerCheryl CraneJohnny Stompanato manslaughter case, with Heatherton playing the daughter of the Turner character (Susan Hayward).
Finally, she appeared in Blood, the second of three 1965 horror-suspense films directed by William Conrad, alongside Troy Donohue.


In 1972, Heatherton had a #24 pop hit with the 1957 Ferlin Husky song "Gone". Her album, The Joey Heatherton Album, did not do as well on the charts as her single.

By the 1970s, Heatherton's career was slowing down, but she was still popular enough to do a series of TV ads for RC Cola and Serta Mattresses. A brief high point came in July 1975 when she headlined Joey & Dad, a four-week Sunday night summer replacement series for Cher's 1975-76 variety show in which she performed alongside her own father. Each episode would involve Ray Heatherton waxing nostalgic over life with his daughter, while rooting through his attic.

In subsequent years, Heatherton performed in Las Vegas and acted in a few scattered TV shows and films, including the 1972 Bluebeard (with Richard Burton in the title role). Additionally, she played the starring role as Xaviera Hollander in 1977's Watergate-inspired The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington.

In April 1997, Heatherton appeared nude in an issue of Playboy. Her most recent acting role was in the 2002 Damon Packard film Reflections of Evil.]

Personal life

In 1969, Heatherton married Lance Rentzel, a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. In 1970, Rentzel was arrested for indecent exposure in front of a 10-year-old girl. They separated shortly afterward and divorced in 1972.

Joey's brother, Dick Heatherton, was a prominent radio disc jockey in New York, on CBS-FM in the 1970s and 1980s.
Father is Ray Heatherton
Joey Heatherton was the Mystery Guest on the November 7, 1965, episode of "What's My Line?" (1950) Longtime panelist Dorothy Kilgallen, 52, was found dead just hours after the program aired live. Four years to the day after Dorothy's death, Joey appeared as a guest in a "Color Honeymooners" episode of "The Jackie Gleason Show" (1966) which originally aired November 8, 1969.

She had a brief, basically unsuccessful recording career, with a minor hit covering Ferlin Husky's "Gone" in 1972.
Measurements: 34-20-32 (at age 20 in 1965), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Subject of Jill Sobule's song "Joey" (2004).
Writing about a USO tour, Bob Hope described Joey and her costume as "nine feet of girl in four feet of leopard skin.".

In the 1960s her brother, Dick Heatherton, was a disk jockey on WPOP in Hartford, Connecticut.
Was largely the basis for, and part namesake of, the "Lola Heatherton" character as played by Catherine O'Hara on "SCTV" (1976) and "SCTV Network" (1981).

Mykie Note: Joey Heatherton Oh how i love thee, ever since i was a small boy, i guess I must have watched The Happy Hooker on late night cable on the Z channel back in the day. I always felt she was way more talented then she was allowed to be, not only an under ratted actress, she was an amazing dancer and yes singer.
To me she was very Twiggy-esque, I have the Chance to meet her a few years back at one of the wrap party's for a film i just completed and she was amazing, "Hey I heard you can really shake it out there, wanna dance? She said to me, Hum, Yes I do, and we had the most amazing time, I mean I got to dance with Joey Heatherton, I could have just died right there. She will always be special for me, since then I have had the pleasure of her company , she still has the pipes too, singer to the end. Love, peach and Joey Heatherton forever!

My favorite films from Joey Heatherton

1964- Where Love Has Gone
1965- My Blood Runs Cold
1972- Bluebeard
1977-The Happy Hooker Goes To Washington

Thursday, June 16, 2011



All is can say is that I love this young lady, she is amazing and just has so much more growth ahead of here , oh! and thank God she's a redhead again! me no likey the blonde!
check out how to get Emma's great hair look!


Highlighting the star's return to red hair, stylist Mara Roszak created a "beachy, wavy" look to offset her sexy dress at theMTV Movie Awards.
Four Easy Steps 
1: Apply a dab of Kérastase Sérum Oléo-Relax to wet hair for shine, then blow dry.
2: Use a 1-in. barrel curling iron to create waves, alternating directions throughout for a more natural look.
3: Texturize by rubbing a small amount of Oribé Pomade between your palms and combing through curls.
4: Tuck the far-side part behind the ear and pin into place, adding hold with Moroccanoil hairspray.




This gentle non-foaming cleanser freshens the skin's appearance as it cleans, but without 
drying it out. Key Benefits:

  • Helps remove daily dead cell build up.

  • Deeply cleans pores.

  • Brightens complexion.

  • Proivides suppleness.

  • This product is fragranced from 100% Clinical Grade Essential Oils.

  • $100.00 (i know its rather pricey but so worht the money for rebuliding great skin)

  • Sunday, June 5, 2011


    Get The Look with SMASHBOX COSMETICS

    Beauty Icon Of The Week: BROOKE SHIELDS

                                       Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965)
    Early life
    Shields was born in New York City to Teri and Frank Shields, who divorced several months after she was born. Through her father's side, she has Italian and French 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 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 at the age of 10, Shields adopted her middle name, "Camille". While attending high school, Shields resided in Haworth, New Jersey.
    When she was 12 years old, Shields played a child prostitute her age in the 1978 film Pretty BabyEileen Ford, founder of the Ford Modeling Agency, said of Brooke Shields: "...She is a professional child and unique. She looks like an adult and thinks like one."She attended the all-female Lenox School until eighth grade, before graduating from The Dwight-Englewood School of Englewood, New Jersey in 1983.


    Shields moved into the dorms of Princeton University to pursue her bachelor's degree in French literature, graduating in June 1987. While attending Princeton, she spoke openly about her sexuality and virginity. Shields was a member of the Princeton Triangle Club and theCap and Gown Club. Her autobiography, On Your Own, was published in 1985. Her 1987 senior thesis was titled "The Initiation: From Innocence to Experience: The Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Journey in the Films of Louis MallePretty Baby and Lacombe Lucien."
    In the op-ed page of The New York Times, her school records were made available shortly after the university graduation. The criticism emphasized that Shields did not take any courses in historymathematicseconomicsworld literature or science with laboratory experience.

    Early work

    Shields began her career as a model in 1966, at the age of 11 months. Her first job was for Ivory Soap, shot by Francesco Scavullo. She continued as a successful child model with model agent Eileen Ford, who, in her Lifetime Network biography, stated that she started her children's division just for Shields.
    In early 1980, the 14-year-old Shields was the youngest fashion model ever to appear on the cover of the top fashion publication Voguemagazine. Later that same year, Shields appeared in controversial print and TV ads for Calvin Klein jeans. The TV ad included her saying the famous tagline, "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." Brooke Shields ads would help catapult Klein's career to super-designer status.
    From 1981 to 1983, Brooke Shields, her mother, photographer Gary GrossPlayboy Press and the New York City Courts were involved in litigation over the rights to some photographs her mother had signed away to the photographer (when dealing with models who are also minors, a parent or legal guardian must sign such a release form while other agreements are subject to negotiation) which were originally intended to appear in a book titled Sugar and Spice to be published by Playboy Press. The courts ruled in favor of the photographer but due to a strange twist in New York law, it would have been otherwise had Brooke Shields been considered a child "performer" rather than a model.

    By the age of 16, Shields had become one of the most recognizable faces in the world, because of her dual career as a provocative fashion model and controversial child actress.TIME magazine reported, in its February 9, 1981 cover story, that her day rate as a model was $10,000. In 1983, Shields appeared on the cover of the September issue of ParisVogue, the October and November issues of American Vogue and the December edition of Italian Vogue. During that period Shields became a regular at New York City's nightclub Studio 54.
    In 2009, a naked picture of Brooke Shields, taken when she was 10, and included in a work by Richard PrinceSpiritual America, created a row. It was removed from an exhibition at the Tate Modern after a warning from the police.


    Shields' first major film role was her 1978 appearance in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby, a movie in which she played a child who lived in a brothel (and in which there were numerous nudescenes).[1] Because she was only 12 when the film was released, and possibly 11 when it was filmed, questions were raised about child pornography.[20][21][22] This was followed by a slightly less controversial and less notable film, Wanda Nevada (1979).

    In 2001, Lifetime aired the film What Makes a Family, starring Brooke Shields and Cherry Jones in a true-to-life story of two married lesbian mothers and a baby versus the adoption laws of Florida. After two decades of movies, her best known films are still arguably The Blue Lagoon (1980), which included a number of nude scenes between teenage lovers on a tropical island (Shields later testified before a U.S. Congressional inquiry that older body doubles were used in some of them), and Endless Love (1981). The MPAA initially rated Endless Love with a X rating. However, the film was re-edited to earn a . She won the People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite Young Performer in four consecutive years from 1981 to 1984. In 1998, she played lesbian Lily in The Misadventures of Margaret.

    Television appearances

    Shields has appeared in a number of television shows. In 1980, she was the youngest guest star to ever appear on The Muppet Show, in which she and the Muppets put on their own version of Alice In Wonderland. She was also the youngest person to host ABC's Fridays, a Saturday Night Live-like sketch comedy show, in 1981. In one episode of the popular comedy sitcom Friends, Shields played Joey's stalker. This role led directly to her being cast in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan, in which she starred from 1996 until 2000, and which earned a People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series for her, in 1997, and two Golden Globe nominations.

    In the early 1980s, she starred in the USPHS PSA sponsored by the American Lung Association as an initiative that VIPs should become examples and advocates of non-smoking. In the mid-1980s, Brooke began her support of the USO by touring with Bob Hope.
    Shields made a couple of guest appearances on That '70s Show. She played Pam Burkhart, Jackie's (Mila Kunis) mother, who later was briefly involved with Donna's (Laura Prepon)father (played by Don Stark). Shields left That '70s Show when her character was written out. Shields recorded the narration for the Sony/BMG recording of The Runaway Bunny, a Concerto for Violin, Orchestra and Reader, by Glen Roven. It was performed by the Royal Philharmonic and Ittai Shapira.
    In the late 2000s, Shields guest-starred on shows like FX's Nip/Tuck and CBSTwo and a Half Men. In 2005, Shields appeared in a season two episode of HBO's Entourage, entitled "Blue Balls Lagoon." In 2007, she made a guest appearance on Disney's Hannah Montana playing Susan Stewart, Miley and Jackson's mother, who died in 2004. In 2008, she returned in the primetime drama Lipstick Jungle. The series ended a year later.

    In 2010, Shields guest-starred in the situation comedy, The Middle, as the next-door nemesis of Patricia Heaton's character, Frankie. She also appeared as a featured celebrity inNBC's genealogy documentary reality series, Who Do You Think You Are?, where it was revealed that, through her father's ancestry, she is the distant cousin (many generations removed) of King Louis XIV of France, and thus a descendant of both Saint Louis and Henry IV of France.


    Shields has appeared in several Broadway theatre productions, including the musicals Grease (1994 revival) as Betty Rizzo, the 1998 revival of Cabaret (in 2001), the 2003 revival ofWonderful Town (in 2004-2005) and Chicago. She also performed in Chicago in London's West End. She is scheduled to take over the role of "Morticia" in the new Broadway musicalThe Addams Family on June 28, 2011.

    Personal life

    In the June 2009 issue of Health magazine, Shields related that she lost her virginity at age 22. She said the incident would have occurred earlier if she had a better self-image.
    In the mid 1980s while at Princeton, Shields dated classmate Dean Cain. Shields has also been linked to John F. Kennedy Jr, actor Liam Neeson and singer George Michael. She was also a favorite date of Prince Naruhito of Japan. After a romantic interlude with John Travolta, the 16 year-old Brooke Shields dated 18 year-old Mohammed, son of the arms-dealer billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, in Cannes where they first met. At 18, Brooke Shields met Dodi Fayed and they became friends. Brooke was 24 years old when she spent the evening with Dodi Fayed in Paris to celebrate his 33rd birthday.

    By the 1990s, Brooke Shields would be exhibiting her physique as an extension of her womanhood, promoting physical fitness as an extension of femininity, demonstrating that femininity and athletics are consistent rather than incongruous. Although she was not the only one, Shields had what was required to promote woman athletics.

    Shields has been married twice. From April 19, 1997 to April 9, 1999, Shields was married to professional tennis player Andre Agassi; the couple had been together since 1993. On April 4, 2001, she married television writer Chris Henchy after they met in 1999 through mutual friends. The couple have two daughters: Rowan Frances (born May 15, 2003) and Grier Hammond (born April 18, 2006).

    Postpartum depression

    In the spring of 2005, Shields spoke to magazines (such as Guideposts) and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to publicize her battle with postpartum depression, an experience that included depression, thoughts of suicide, an inability to respond to her baby's needs and delayed maternal bonding. The illness may have been triggered by a traumatic childbirth, the death of her father three weeks earlier, stress from in vitro fertilization, a miscarriage and a family history of depression, as well as the hormones and life changes which were brought on by childbirth. Her book, Down Came the Rain, discusses her experience, contributing to a greater public awareness of postpartum depression.

    In May 2005, Tom Cruise, a Scientologist whose beliefs frown upon psychiatry, condemned Shields, both personally and professionally, particularly for both using and speaking in favor of the antidepressant drug Paxil. As Cruise said, "Here is a woman and I care about Brooke Shields, because I think she is an incredibly talented woman, you look at [and think], where has her career gone?" Shields responded that Cruise's statements about anti-depressants were "irresponsible" and "dangerous." She said that he should "stick to fighting aliens" (a reference to Cruise's starring role in War of the Worlds as well as some of the more exotic aspects of Scientology doctrine and teachings), "and let mothers decide the best way to treat postpartum depression." The actress responded to a further attack by Cruise in an essay "War of Words" published in The New York Times on July 1, 2005, in which she made an individual case for the medication and said, "In a strange way, it was comforting to me when my obstetrician told me that my feelings of extreme despair and my suicidal thoughts were directly tied to a biochemical shift in my body. Once we admit that postpartum is a serious medical condition, then the treatment becomes more available and socially acceptable. With a doctor's care, I have since tapered off the medication but, without it, I wouldn't have become the loving parent I am today." On August 31, 2006, according to, Cruise privately apologized to Shields for the incident and Shields accepted and said that it was "heartfelt." Three months later, she and her husband attended the wedding of Cruise and Katie Holmes, in November, 2006.

    Shields is a spokeswoman for Tupperware's Chain of Confidence SMART Girls campaign, a program that teaches girls to nurture their mental and physical well-being.

    Relationship with Michael Jackson

    Shields spoke at the memorial service for Michael Jackson on July 7, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, before a television audience of more than one billion people. Shields stated in that speech that she first met Michael when she was 13 years old, and the two instantly became friends. Shields said:
    Thinking back to when we met and the many times that we spent together and whenever we were out together, there would be a caption of some kind, and the caption usually said something like 'an odd couple' or 'an unlikely pair,' but to us it was the most natural and easiest of friendships... Michael always knew he could count on me to support him or be his date and that we would have fun no matter where we were. We had a bond... Both of us needed to be adults very early, but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun.
    In her eulogy speech, she also shared a number of anecdotes, including an occasion in which she was his date for one of Elizabeth Taylor's weddings, and the pair sneaked into Taylor's room to get the first look at her dress, only to discover Taylor asleep in the bed. Shields gave a tearful speech, referring to the many times she and Michael Jackson shared and briefly joked about his famous sequin glove. She also mentioned Jackson’s favorite song "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin which was later sung in the memorial service by Jermaine Jackson.
    New York Times columnist Gail Collins noted that "it was a little peculiar hearing Brooke Shields’s weepy testimony about her deep friendship with Jackson given the fact that she told reporters that the last time she saw him was at Elizabeth Taylor’s eighth wedding in 1991. This however does not agree with Michael's statements during his 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey that he was dating Shields at the time, as well as with the fact that Shields was Michael Jackson's date to the 1993 Grammys. Shields has stated that Jackson asked her to marry him numerous times and to adopt a child together.
    Jackson said of Shields in a conversation with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in 2001:
    That was one of the loves of my life. I think she loved me as much as I loved her, you know? We dated a lot. We, we went out a lot. Her pictures were all over my wall, my mirror, everything. And I went to the Academy Awards with Diana Ross and this girl walks up to me and says "Hi, I'm Brooke Shields." Then she goes "Are you going to the after-party?" I go, "Yeah." "Good, I'll see you at the party." I'm going "Oh my God, does she know she's all over my room?" So we go the after-party. She comes up to me she goes, "Will you dance with me?" I went, "Yes. I will dance with you." Man, we exchanged numbers and I was up all night, singing, spinning around my room, just so happy. It was great.

    Had her marriage to Andre Agassi annulled so she can remarry in the Catholic Church.
    She was stalked by 41-year-old Mark Ronald Bailey (a New Jersey accountant from Los Angeles), while he was armed with a handgun, over a period of three months (October 1999 to January 2000). He was arrested on 1/10/2000 but pleaded not guilty. The criminal complaint alleged Bailey "did maliciously and repeatedly follow and harass Brooke Shields, and made a credible threat...with the intent that she be placed in reasonable fear for her safety, and for the safety of her immediate family." On 9/5/2000, Bailey pleaded no contest to stalking and terrorizing her; he was ordered to undergo counseling and psychological evaluations, after prosecutors claimed he sent more than 100 cards and letters to her over the past 15 years...causing her "extreme fear and shock." The terms of his probation include staying away from her for 10+ years and keeping his distance from "her family, her household members, her employees, her employers or any of her agents." Ironically, seven years prior to this entire ordeal, Shields had won critical acclaim for her portrayal of another real-life stalking-victim (whose case inspired America's first anti-stalking law): California computer-engineer Laura Black, whose story was told in and by the TV docudrama I Can Make You Love Me(1993) (TV).

    College sweetheart was Dean Cain (Princeton, '88). They both belonged to the same Princeton 'eating club' called 'Cap and Gown'
    Nude photos of Brooke, taken by photographer Garry Gross, when Shields was 10, were displayed in Manhattan's American Fine Arts Gallery, September 10th, 1998. The actress had sued Gross in 1981, tearfully testifying that the pictures embarrassed her, but a court decision in 1983 gave Gross the okay to display the photos.
    Started her career in a TV commercial for Ivory soap.
    Chosen as Time magazine's Face of the '80s.
    Princeton graduate in June 1987 with a bachelor's degree in French Literature, with a minor in Italian, but says she spent most of her time making pottery, to relax.
    Her grandfather was Frank Shields, a professional tennis player who acted in a few films in the 30s
    While filming The Blue Lagoon (1980), she had to have her hair glued to her breasts so nothing would show."
    Daughter of Teri Shields
    The music group Blondie's 1978 album "Parallel Lines" contains the song "Pretty Baby", written about Brooke Shields.
    Between the years of 1980 and 1985, she appeared on more than 300 magazine covers internationally.
    Her great-grandmother, Mary Elsie Moore, was the sister of Glenn Close's grandfather.

    For her role in The Blue Lagoon (1980), Shields became the first ever "Winner" of a Worst Actress RAZZIE Award. She went on to "win" several more RAZZIES, and in 2000 was nominated as Worst Actress of the Century.
    Was paid $1 million in 1981 to endorse Wella Balsam shampoo.
    Appeared on the cover of American Vogue thirteen times between 1980 and 1987. She made her first cover appearance at the age of fourteen.
    At the age of fifteen, Shields became the youngest model ever to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan.
    At the ripe old age of 16, she had already appeared on the cover of every major fashion magazine including; Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, and Vogue.
    Named one of the most glamorous women of all time by Harper's Bazaar magazine. Others on the list included Coco ChanelGrace Kelly,Jacqueline Kennedy, and Nicole Kidman (2004).
    Attended her prom with Ted McGinley, who was seven years her senior.
    Ethnic background includes English, Italian and German In the show Who Do You Think You Are she discovered that her Italian roots go back to France and she is directly related to Henry IV.
    Was a cheerleader in high school and college.
    Having taken jazz dance classes for years, she showed off her skills in the opening credits and a few episodes of "Suddenly Susan" (1996)
    Her book "Down Came the Rain" debuted at number six on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
    Named one of the 20th Century's 100 most beautiful women by the British magazine Harpers & Queen. Others on the list included Gloria SwansonVivien LeighLauren BacallSophia LorenJosephine Baker, and Catherine Deneuve (2005)

    Her paternal grandmother was Marina Torlonia (1916-1960), daughter of the Italian 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi, an Italian aristocrat, and through him Brooke can claim descent from Henri IV, King of France, Lucrezia Borgia, and Honore I, Prince of Monaco, among others. Marina's brother, 5th Prince Alessandro (1911-1986) married the Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909-2002), an aunt of King of Spain Juan Carlos de Borbón. Their granddaughter Sibilla Sandra Weiller (b. 12 Jun 1968), Brooke's second cousin, married in 1994 Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (b. 1963), a younger brother of the reigning Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
    Was the youngest guest star to appear on "The Muppet Show" (1976). Brooke appeared in the show's final season when she was 15 years old.
    Turned down the roles of "Emily" in Wild Orchid (1990) and "Roxy", Catherine's girlfriend, in Basic Instinct (1992) because producers couldn't assure her the parts didn't require nudity.
    Said she suffered from depressions after the birth of her first child.
    Following a much publicized dispute with Tom Cruise over her use of psychiatric medicine to overcome depression, Cruise came to her home in 2006 and personally apologized to her for his criticism. Touched by the gesture, she accepted his apology.

    She and her "Lipstick Jungle" (2008) co-star, Kim Raver, both went to the same grade school.
    She measured 5 feet 10 inches at only 14 years old.
    Since May of 1977, the longest consecutive period of time that has passed without her appearing on the cover of a US or international magazine is seven months.
    The episode in which she appeared in of TV sitcom "Friends" (1994) was the highest rated episode drawing 52.9 million viewers. NBC executives were so impressed with her, that they gave Shields her own sitcom: "Suddenly Susan" (1996) which lasted four successful seasons.
    Youngest guest star of "Fridays" (1980) on May 15, 1981. This broadcast occurred two weeks and two days before she turned 16 years old.
    Was offered the role of Allison Reynolds in The Breakfast Club (1985), but turned down the offer. The role went to Ally Sheedy.
    Did an audition for the role of Vivian in Pretty Woman (1990), but the role went to Julia Roberts (and Roberts became a major star with this movie).
    Was offered the role of Cherry in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders (1983), but turned down to the project. Diane Lane ended up playing the part.
    Was considered for the role of Andie Walsh in Pretty in Pink (1986), but turned down to the part since she was attending at Princeton.
    Was offered the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), but the part went to Michelle Pfeiffer.
    Was offered the female lead role in A League of Their Own (1992) by Penny Marshall, but after a writers' strike in 1988, a negotiation between Marshall and Shields fell through. She was replaced by Debra Winger, who in the end, would be replaced by Geena Davis.
    Turned down the Andie MacDowell role in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989).
    Turned down the Melanie Griffith role in Working Girl (1988).
    Revealed in an interview that she lost her virginity when she was 22 years old, and that she regretted waiting so long, blaming her inability to lose her virginity sooner on not having a better understanding of herself.
    Did a screen test for the role of Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
    Her favorite classic movie stars are Marilyn MonroeRita Hayworth and John Wayne.
    Her favorite contemporary actor is Tom Hanks.
    Screen tested for the title role in Audrey Rose (1977).

    Personal Quotes
    While promoting the film Pretty Baby (1978), 12-year old Brooke was asked, "What does good in bed mean?" Brooke cheekily replied; "When I'm sick and stay home from school watching TV and my mom brings me soup - that's good in bed."
    Brooke's joking comment on her TV commercials for jeans: "If my jeans could talk, I'd be ruined." (1980)
    "I'm so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn't understand, she had to explain: 'That's like three Mercedes.' Then I understood." (1981)

    "I'm always amazed when people assume things about me - that foul language must upset me, or someone's being gay must upset me. They think, 'O-o-oh, she's the most celebrated virgin.' And really, I was surrounded by such an eclectic group of people my whole life." (2000)

    "People think of me as a mannequin, all show and no substance."
    After 9/11, I am proud to live downtown. There's something slightly defiant about living down here. (2004)
    Being nice to everybody, saying hello to everyone in the room, signing every autograph; it was instilled in me at a very young age that this was what I was suppose to do. But I don't think it helps at all. I see more people who are rude or arrogant being rewarded - but, this way, I can put my head on the pillow at night. I can look at my child and know that, to my daughter, I'm the best example I can possibly be. (2005)
    On the May 26th, 2005 edition of "Access Hollywood" (1996), Tom Cruise criticized her career and her "misguided" use of the "dangerous" anti-depressant, Paxil, to treat her postpartum depression. He also said that the best treatment option for women experiencing postpartum depression is vitamins. She responded by saying, "Tom Cruise's comments are irresponsible and dangerous. Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them".
    "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life." (1982)
    "I've never been naturally fashion conscious. I'm the kind of person who sees a whole outfit in a magazine, runs out and buys it but looks like a clown. I'm not like Gwyneth and all those fashion-savvy girls, although someone told me they all have stylists." (2005)
    "Honesty is the quality I value most in a friend. Not bluntness, but honesty with compassion." (2005)
    "I've never found therapy to be a sign of weakness; I've found the opposite to be true. The willingness to have a mirror held up to you definitely requires strength." (2005)
    "Princeton gave me something that can never be taken away from me. It taught me how to think."
    "Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window - or break down a door." Woman's World (3-14-06)
    I'm not enamored by fame. I don't covet it, the way someone who's anonymous wants it, and then their life changes. This has always been my life. You don't romanticize it when you've seen the underbelly of it, when you've seen rejection, the games, the way self-esteem is challenged and threatened. It's an industry that's predicated on knocking people down. Only the strong survive. (2007)

    what can i say about this amazing beautiful actress, i have had a love affair with Brooke Shields since I was a very little boy, which is  funny cause I think we are around the same age. The Blue Lagoon, I loved that film, i remember having the Poster up on my bedroom wall. I think I saw it in the theaters about 3 times. awe, to frolic on the sandy shores with the likes of them both, Christopher Adkins and Brooke. I know that she gets a lot of slack for not being a great actress, in her early work such as ENDLESS LOVE, rumored to have had pins stuck into the bottom of her feet  so that she could emote emotions, hello! One Of my dreams is to work with her. I have loved her fro so long it would just be amazing! She has the type of face that welcomes you. I just wanted to write a wee bit, but as usual i will post my selected all time favorite films! Enjoy!

    Brooke Shields Selected Films
    1978-  Pretty baby
    1979- Tilt
    1980- The Blue Lagoon
    1981 - Endless Love
    1983-  Sahara
    1984- Wet Gold
    1993-- Freaked
    1998- The Misadventures Of Margret
    2001- What Makes A Family

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