Sweet Kids From 'Blue Lagoon' Paradise: 37 Years After The Film Premiere

Date December 6, 2017

In 1980, Columbia Pictures released a film that would later join the list of the iconic romances of all times – Blue Lagoon. The love story of the two kids trying to survive on an uninhabited island touched hearts of millions of people across the world and made the actors, Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, mega stars overnight. And today, we offer you to take a look at how the sweet kids from the Blue Lagoon paradise look 37 years after the release of the movie.

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Brooke Shields - Emmeline

At the time of Blue Lagoon's shooting, Brooke Shields was only 14 years old. Despite her very young age, the girl was a professional model and experienced child actress by then. But playing Emmeline Lestrange in Randal Kleiser's film brought her career to a new height: her photos were on the cover of Vogue, she worked as a model for Calvin Klein and became the youngest guest star of the Muppets Show.

Laundry day, #thebluelagoon style.

Допис, поширений Brooke Shields (@brookeshields)

Over the years, Shields starred in multiple films and appeared in several popular TV series, including Friends and Hannah Montana.

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Допис, поширений Brooke Shields (@brookeshields)

But even today, Blue Lagoon is considered to be one of the most recognizable works in Shields' career.

Now, the 52-year-old legend continues to work as an actress starring in both Hollywood and TV movies.

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Допис, поширений Brooke Shields (@brookeshields)

She was married twice and has two kids with her second husband Chris Henchy. The couple got married in 2001 and remains inseparable ever since.

Love my water babies! Thank you to my girls (and Dad too!) for making me a mom. Love you! Photo by @AaronGoulding.

Допис, поширений Brooke Shields (@brookeshields)

Christopher Atkins - Richard

In contrast to his co-star Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins had no acting experience before appearing on the set of Blue Lagoon. The role of Richard Lestrange helped Atking make the next steps in his acting career.

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He starred in multiple films and TV movies, from Ken Annakin's The Pirate Movie (1982) to Griff Furst's 100 Million BC (2008). But the actor was never able to reach the same level of success as after the release of Blue Lagoon.

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Today, the 56-year-old Christopher is an entrepreneur and a father of two grown-up children: Grant (32) and Brittney (30). The actor divorced his wife Lynne Barron Weber after 22 years of marriage.

Blue Lagoon became a life-changing project for both Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. And even though none of them was able to reach the same height of fame ever again, they managed to build a pretty successful careers and earned the love of millions of fans all over the globe.

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