In the new issue of Haute Living New York, model and actress Brooke Shields opens up about her childhood, her marriage to writer/producer Chris Henchy and her enviable four-decade career.
After breaking into the film industry at the tender at of 12 playing a child prostitute in Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby, Shields went on to star in the 1981 smash Blue Lagoon. “I think that the reason why I was unfazed was because there was an innocence to the characters,” she explains. “In Pretty Baby the director didn’t want a little Lolita, he wanted an innocent kid and he got that.”
Today, Shields lives in the West Village with her husband Chris Henchy and their two daughters. “Now that I’ve moved downtown, I’ve become one of those converts. I feel like I need to put on a different wardrobe when I come uptown,” she reveals.
Also in this issue, legendary restaurateur Sirio Maccioni discusses running one of New York’s most iconic eateries, Le Cirque. We’ve also rounded up the city’s top nightclubs, power lunch spots and gourmet pizza joints.