Shelley in a Finnish-Language VHS format video for Death Car on the Freeway
In 1979, Shelley starred in her first made-for TV movie, Death Car on the Freeway. It's an action thriller; and Shelley played a television reporter/news anchor (Janette Clausen) investigating a series of vehicular accidents and murders involving female motorists and a psychopathic driver who became known as "The Freeway Fiddler". The movie is gripping and suspenseful. Plus, it had great action scenes due to it's director Hal Needham being a stuntman himself. George Hamilton, Frank Gorshin, Peter Graves, Dinah Shore and Barbara Rush appeared in supporting roles.
a screen cap of Shelley from Death Car on the Freeway, 1979