Shelley in a 1978 ad for Charlie Nail Gleamers
Shelley became THE Charlie Girl in 1976; and sparked the imagination of the entire world. Although other models came before her, it was her wholesome yet sexy, androgynous yet alluring, vivacious and fresh image that catapulted the brand to worldwide success. Charlie was the first American lifestyle brand that gained worldwide attention as well as brisk sales. And Shelley's image was a HUGE factor in the success of the brand.