At the tender age of 12, Brooke Shields was cast as a prostitute in the 1978 film, Pretty Baby. Afterwards, the media attack on her "momager" Teri began.
Nearly two years after Teri's passing, Brooke is finally ready to open up about the controversial woman who is largely responsible for launching the 49-year-old's career.
“The reason I wanted to write the book is not to say: ‘You didn’t understand: She was the best mother in the world,’” the former model tells Social Life magazine. “I’m not holding her up on a pedestal, nor am I painting her as a villain or a victim.”
Despite her mother being publicly criticized for the majority of jobs she allowed Brooke to take — including a series of sexual Calvin Klein ads at the age of 14 — the actress says she didn't always understand the hype.
“You know what’s so funny about a lot of the things that they were pushing back on her for? Those things were the least of my worries. I was exploited? I was in school full time…Seriously, the opportunities I had…I wasn’t worried about what they were saying,” Brooke shares.
She also reveals of Teri's parenting: "We would go to Studio 54 together, but I would be home by 11.”
We can't wait to read this memoir, but until its debut, take a look at some of the juiciest tidbits to be revealed in past celebrity tell-alls!
Shirley Jones — "Shirley Jones: A Memoir" (2013)
Biggest Revelation: The Partridge Family actress shocked with her racy 2013 autobiography, but most notably angered Joan Collins after claiming the Dynasty star's husband Anthony Newley invited Shirley and then-husband Jack Cassidy to get naked and watch porn with them after a dinner party.
Mackenzie Phillips — "High on Arrival" (2009)
Biggest Revelation: The recovering drug addict claimed she had a 10-year consensual sexual relationship with her father John Phillips, of the popular band The Mamas and the Papas.
Corey Feldman — "Coreyography" (2013)
Biggest Revelation: Corey alleged he and his late friend Corey Haim were both victims of sexual abuse by older men in Hollywood who would prey on young boys.
Barbara Walters — "Audition: A Memoir" (2008)
Biggest Revelation: The respected journalist detailed the secret affair she had with Senator Edward Brookes in the 1970s. Barbara said he was "the most attractive, sexiest, funniest, charming and impossible man.”
Christina Crawford (daughter of Joan Crawford) — "Mommie Dearest" (1978)
Biggest Revelation: The adopted daughter of screen legend Joan Crawford revealed her mother went on drunken rampages, which would allegedly lead to beatings with a wire hanger. In 2008, Christina told the UK's The Guardian: "People fantasized about who or what I was; that I had this privileged, wealthy, film-star family life. I didn’t have any of that.”
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