'The Blue Lagoon': Where Is Brooke Shields Today?

Christopher Atkins as "Richard" and Brooke Shields as "Emmeline" in the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon

June 17, 2019 - 14:35 / Marion Wierl

Being a child star isn't always easy, something that the gorgeous Brooke Shields had to learn early on. The star of The Blue Lagoon has achieved what many dream of however, she has both a fantastic career and a happy family life and has always remained true to herself.

Brooke Shields (54) found fame playing Emmeline Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon when she was just fourteen years old. Brooke is still(!) a success story today and is often seen bringing some extra glamour to various red carpet events! 

Brooke Shields: From child star to power woman

Brooke Shields's acting career began when she was just eleven months old, when she appeared in a TV advert. She worked as a child model and devoted all her spare time to acting. The twelve-year-old Brooke had her big breakthrough playing the young prostitute Violet in Pretty Baby, before being cast as the lead in the film drama The Blue Lagoon at the age of fourteen.

For Brooke Shields, The Blue Lagoon was a curse and a blessing at the same time. While she captured the hearts of male viewers everywhere, film critics were not as easily captivated by her performance and she was even awarded a Golden Raspberry. 

Brooke Shields in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Brooke Shields in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Later on in her career, she appeared in countless films and series such as Law & Order and Two And A Half Men. Her greatest success was probably the series Suddenly Susan, in which Brooke took on both the starring role as well as acting as the series's producer. Brooke Shields was even nominated for a Golden Globe for Suddenly Susan

Brooke Shields now

Brooke Shields last appeared on the silver screen in 2014 in the movie The Hot Flashes. Nonetheless, Brooke is still very much in demand as a TV actress. Shields starred in the 2016 drama series When Calls The Heart and in Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special on Netflix. Brooke most recently appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Jane the Virgin