Shelley with Jaclyn Smith on the set
of the Charlie's Angels episode "Angels on the Street", 1979
When Shelley joined the cast of Charlie's Angels, tongues immediately began wagging. News like she didn't get along with her new co-stars and that she wasn't a good enough actress began to circulate. Shelley's insistence to keep her privacy didn't help the situation. Many things were written about her; but the truth is she did get along with her co-stars, and she was a good enough actress (as could be seen in the latter part of the season - when she was given more to say and do). Shelley was and is Angel material.