a publicity still of Shelley from 1978
Shelley was one of the Supermodels of the 1970s. By the mid-'70s, she was already one of the highest-paid models of the era. Having reached the top of the modeling game, she turned her sights to Hollywood. Between modeling jobs, she began taking acting classes at the Herbert Berghof Studios (under Jack Wolzer) in New York and even landed a memorable bit role in the academy Award winning movie Annie Hall. In 1978, she landed her first leading lady role via the movie If Ever I See You Again. Many publicity stills of her were taken during the time, including a set with her strolling around her Greenwich Village neighborhood.