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Brooke Shields on child stardom: ‘Hollywood eats its young’

  • Brooke Shields has blasted the way Hollywood treats child stars. The actress, who became famous aged 11 when she kissed 27-year-old Keith Carradine in the 1978 movie Pretty Baby, has spoken out on Hollywood's treatment of both women and children. She said she was able to survive her early stardom thanks to a strong support network. "There was this sexualisation of young women and I was at the centre of it," Brooke said, while on a discussion panel for International Women's Day hosted by the SXSW

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YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1984Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or SpecialChiefs (miniseries)Nominated

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