The controversial photograph shows Shields nude in a bathtub. Photo: Gary Gross. Ina ten year-old Brooke Shields stood for a portrait from photographer Gary Gross.
There was no hiding Brooke Shields from the frenzy surrounding the film Pretty Baby, in which she starred as year-old Violet, who lived with her prostitute mother in a Storyville brothel in New Orleans. But she was insulated from the controversy ignited by her nude scenes in the film. At the time, the precociously striking Shields had done modeling, commercials, and a couple of made-for-TV movies.
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Her father was a Revlon executive and her mother a model. Shields has been in the public eye from the very beginning, as she appeared in an Ivory Snow advertisement when she was a mere 11 months old. Newer Post Older Post Home.
Child abuse campaigners are furious at Tate Modern gallery's decision to show an 'obscene' picture of a naked year-old Brooke Shields. Yesterday critics called for the image of the star to be withdrawn from the new exhibition, which opens tomorrow, saying it was unacceptable. They claimed the picture would attract paedophiles to the gallery and said organisers should have taken advice from parents before deciding to show it.
His body of work is unknown, eclipsed by a single pictorial he undertook for American socialite Teri Shields. InGarry Gross scribbled his name into a dubious footnote in the history of photography by photographing a nude year-old Brooke Shields. The rest was history — and a rancorous one as that.
Michelle SmithDeakin University. The passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prompted both positive and negative eulogising. From one perspective, he was a revolutionary who helped to dismantle the long-standing secrecy and shame surrounding sexuality. And from anotherhe simply popularised the objectification of women for the gratification of men.
Brooke Christa Shields born May 31, is an American actress and model. She was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle 's film Pretty Babyin which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century. Shields garnered widespread notoriety in the role, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the s, including The Blue Lagoonand Franco Zeffirelli 's Endless Love
A provocative nude picture of a year-old Brooke Shields was removed from a major exhibition following a police pornography probe. The picture of the American actress was due to go on show today at the Tate Modern show, but bosses closed off its room after meeting officers from the Obscene Publications Unit. Richard Prince's image of Shields shows her from the knees up, naked, oiled and wearing make-up, looking directly at the viewer. It is hung in a room at the south London gallery with a notice on the door warning visitors they may find the image "challenging".