a portrait of Shelley from 1990
Shelley appeared in the play Tamara in from late-1989 to 1990. Tamara is a play by John Krizanc about the painter Tamara de Lempicka and her historical meeting with Gabriele D'Annunzio at his villa at Gardone Riviera. The play was unique because it allowed the audience to participate in the play. The play was staged at the Il Vittoriale in Los Angeles. Audience members could follow any cast memeber as the play was going on. Shelley played the character Luisa Baccara, a character "who starts out crazy and gets crazier" according to her. "I love theater. I thought it would be fun, and it is," she added.