Teri Shields, the mother of actress and model Brooke Shields, has passed away at 79. She died in Manhattan last Wednesday after battling dementia for years, according to People.
A single mom, Terri Shields managed her daughter's early career, starting with a Dove soap advertisement gig when Brooke Shields was 11-months-old, The New York Times reported. Later Brooke appeared in the movie “Pretty Baby” as a child prostitute and in a controversial Calvin Klein jeans campaign -- both at the age of 15.
Brooke Shields, now 47, has yet to publicly comment about her mother's passing.
She told The New York Times in 1994 that she had a difficult relationship with her mother. “I grew up in an alcoholic household," she said then.