Shelley taking a stride for women all over the world as THE Charlie Girl
Shelley became THE Charlie Girl in 1976, after a string of other models. But it was only Shelley's commercial and print ads that sparked the imagination of the world. Not only was she androgynously gorgeous (which was great because women's liberation was beginning to gain ground by then), she was also sexy but in a very wholesome way. She seemed charming and looked approachable enough to be talked to by anyone. Her I'm-independent-and-happy-about-it image was as infectious as her smile. Everyone knew who THE Charlie Girl was when she started endorsing the brand. A new Supermodel was born in '76.