Brooke Shields posted a throwback photo of her in a leotard and tutu on Instagram

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated August 21, 2015 11:15 AM
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Credit: Courtesy Brooke Shields

Always a beauty!

Brooke Shields shared a sweet throwback photo Thursday on social media, allowing fans a glimpse at her younger days as a ballerina.

In the photo, Shields, now 50, strikes a ballet pose front and center amid some other tiny dancers. The brunette wears a blue leotard with a feather tutu and headband. The star wore tights, and presumably, ballet shoes to finish the elaborate costume.

“#TBT,” she wrote.

Shields was likely already far into her modeling career during her ballet performance. She first sat for the camera at only 11 months old when she appeared in an Ivory Snow commerical. The actress would go on to snag her first major movie role, as a child prostitute in Pretty Baby, at only 12 years old.

Shields’ famous Calvin Klein ads came only two years later, when she was just 14.

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The mom of two celebrated the 35th anniversary of The Blue Lagoon just a few weeks ago, sharing a playful Instagram photo of a building bearing the French translation of the movie’s title.