a paparazzi pic of Shelley from 1979
Shelley became a Charlies Angel in 1979 and was immediately hounded by the press. Becoming an Angel was always big news during the 1970s when the phenomenal TV series ruled television. When asked if she was nervous about joining the show, she was annoyed by the question. She explained, "That wasn't arrogance. It just struck me as a silly question. When I was setting off for Australia, someone said, 'But you don't know anyone there.' And I thought to myself, 'What a dumb reason not to go.'" Shelley was used to challenges and was ready to face them head on.