Brooke Shields once boasted that her mother’s open-minded attitude had kept her away from drugs.
So it seemed an unlikely story when someone claimed they had an image of Brooke Shields smoking a “marijuana pipe” and leaked on the internet.
Brooke Shields, now 47, was purportedly snapped several decades ago inhaling from the implement while sitting on a couch with H.R, vocalist of hardcore punk band Bad Brains.
The image was leaked when a Twitter user shared the picture on Wednesday, and it immediately made headlines in news outlets including on RadarOnline.com.
Alongside the image David Hill wrote: “Here is a photo of Brooke Shields smoking pot with H.R.”
However, a spokesperson for the actress has vehemently denied that it is her.
Brooke Shields would have been in her late teens or early twenties in the photo, with the singer sitting with his arm around her and his head thrown back in laughter as she takes a draw.
H.R, who is now 56-years-old, is a Rastafarian, and many who follow the religion sees the smoking of cannabis as a sacred rite.
The image would have flown in the face of claims she made in 2000, where she said her mother Teri’s permissive attitude actually put her off the idea of using drugs.
Brooke Shields said: “I don’t know if it’s reverse psychology, but my mom would say, <<You wanna do drugs? Fine. Do them. Just do me a favor. Let me do ’em with you>>.
“<<I’ll get you the best stuff. This way I know you’re not going to die. And the whole thing was so unappealing to me>>.”
Brooke Shields said: “A mom who offers you drugs? <<I’m lucky I didn’t grow up crazy./
“I don’t know how I didn’t become a statistic, because… at times you do feel like you’re going a little nuts. And my mom was the Bohemian kind of wild child.”
The leak is more bad news for Brooke Shields, who was photographed looking a lurid orange when she attended an event at New York Fashion Week.
Brooke Shields exhibited what looked like a tan gone wrong at the premiere of the documentary, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.
The orangey tan may have come out of a bottle, but Brooke Shields’ outfit was stunning.
She wore a black dress with cut out on one shoulder and a wide black bow on the other, pairing it with classic black heels and bracelets.
Brooke Shields’ long brown hair was loose and untidy, as if she hadn’t had time to brush before rushing off to the airport.
The Blue Lagoon star will next appear in The Hot Flashes, which is still in post production and has no release date set yet.
The film also stars Daryl Hannah and Virginia Madsen, and it’s about a group of middle-aged Texas women and former high-school champions in an all-female basketball team.