a paparazzi pic of Shelley from 1979
Shelley became a Charlie's Angel in 1979; and from Supermodel, she jumped to Superstar. As soon as the announcement of her casting was made, the paparazzi was all over her. "I was totally unprepared for the press 'bonanza' which followed", she said in 2000 on Time and Again which was hosted by Jane Pauley. "I had press people crawling into my windows", she told TV Tales: Charlie's Angels in 2002. Shelley was and is a very private person; and the press and public interest in her was something that took her by surprise.