Shelley on the cover of TV Week, 1979
Shelley, who grew up in Connecticut, joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979. After a long search, Spelling and Goldberg chose Shelley because she had the sparkle of intelligence the show needed (she was replacing the smart Angel in the show). She was also bubbly and beautiful and looked great with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd, her new co-stars. Publicity of her casting immediately went full swing when the announcement was made. She was all over the news, all over the world.