Shelley in a 1978 publicity pic
Shelley's casting as Tiffany Welles, Charlie's newest Angel, was biggest news of 1979. Many people thought she fit the bill perfectly; because she was "blonde, gorgeous, classy and full of life." She was a knock-out and fit right into the "angel type." Plus, her Charlie perfume ads were such a sensation, she was already a star herself; so she fit right in with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. Thus, everyone couldn't wait to see her debut episode on the hit series.
Shelley, in Tiger Beat magazine's Idol Chatter section, was big news in '79.