Discover What The Actors From The Blue Lagoon Look Like Today

Discover what Emmeline and Richard from the raunchy film The Blue Lagoon look like today. You`ll be shocked by how much they have changed.

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The movie The Blue Lagoon was released over 34 years ago. Brooke Shields has managed to maintain her beautiful looks but Christopher Atkins has started showing of his age. See the couple below and discover what they have been up to since the 80s blockbuster hit.

Brooke Shields (Emmeline)

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Born in 1965, Brooke Shields was crazy for fame, she started off her career to fame by becoming a young model. By the age of thirteen she was starting to become noticed and she landed her 1st ever acting role in the movie Pretty Baby.

At 14 she won the part of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon and her career soared. But despite her starring in many movies and TV series she will always be remembered for her role as the young innocent girl stranded on a desert island.

Christopher Atkins (Richard)

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Born in 1961 Christopher Atkins never had any intention to become an actor. After seeing an advert for the part as Richard his closest pal talked him into applying for the part. With no previous acting experience or training Christopher won the role out of two thousand other applicants.

His career never took off like Brooke shields but he has managed to land numerous parts in TV shows and movies.

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is an adventure movie about 2 children who end up marooned on a deserted island and learn to survive together. As they grow up they start to explore their feelings for each other and a romance ensues in this paradise island.

Thanks to it’s passionate scenes, the movie was a big hit and went on to make $58 million at the box office. It was one of the biggest hits in the eighties and led to numerous sequels and many hilarious parodies.

Because Brooke Shields was only fourteen at the time so she was forbidden from doing scenes that intended for her to be naked, to overcome this during filming an older actress was needed for when a hot scene was filmed.

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