a writeup about Shelley from 1979
Shelley was cast on Charlie's Angels in 1979 as a fill in for Kate Jackson who quit/was fired the season before. As Charlie's 5th Angel, she had all the credentials apparently. She was gorgeous and, due to her Charlie perfume endorsements, was already famous. She had a very bright future in Hollywood. Her character, Tiffany Welles, was a gorgeous intellectual New England classy type which fit her to a T because she was exactly that - a Supermodel who grew up in Connecticut and went to the very prestigious Smith College. Too bad she was initially given little to say or do in the show. You see, when they did give her enough lines (as seen in the later episodes of the season), she was actually good in her part.