Shelley was a picture of loveliness in 1979. She had risen to prominence three years earlier as THE Charlie Girl and had been hired to replace Kate Jackson in the hit series Charlie's Angels, which suffered a ratings decline the past season. The series needed new blood; and Shelley was the perfect choice. Her wholesome and sunny brand of sex appeal was just the right image for the show. Publicity photos of her were immediately taken and distributed and by September of 1979, she was a bona fide superstar.