Brooke Shields has become a Hollywood icon through her successes working as a former child star, actress and model.
But in a new interview, the 'Lipstick Jungle' star, 49, reveals she has dealt with personal insecurities throughout her career and has fallen prey to pressures to be thin while in the spotlight.
"We all fall prey to it. Each time I do Broadway, I get skin, bone, and muscle, and I feel on top of the world. There's a power and control that you feel. Plus, you get rewarded for it. Everyone is like, 'Oh my God, you look so great!'" she says in the new issue of 'NEW YOU' magazine.
Brooke performing in 'Cabaret' in July 2001. (Photo Credit: Getty)
Despite burdens from others to stay fit, Brooke — who has been happily married to husband Chris Henchy for 13 years — says it's not the way she wants to live her life anymore.
"It's just, I can’t live at that level. I can't work out, dance that much, eat that little, and go on fumes today," she explains. "I could when I was in my twenties."
Instead, the actress would rather be a healthy role model for her two daughters, Rowan, 11, and Grier, 8. In fact, the mom-of-two admits in her new memoir, 'There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me,' she didn't truly gain self-confidence until she became a mother.
Brooke with Chris and their two daughters in May 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty)
"I struggled with it forever because I was always trying to navigate my mother — or the public, or people, or an image, or whatever," she said of her past insecurities.
To read Brooke's full interview with 'NEW YOU' magazine, click here.