Even when she got super thin on her tv show ten years ago, she still looked odd. She was a VERY big girl. A lot of tall women are insecure about their size. She was certainly striking, but in a trannie circus clown kind-of-way.
Brooke was born in Manhattan to a socialite mother who had a few movie stints and her businessman father. When Brooke was barely a teenager she got her big break to star in the controversial film, Pretty Baby. Her mother, who became her manager, was under a lot of criticism for letting her daughter appear in risque and semi-nude scenes. When Brooke turned 21, she did what many models at the time did and posed for Playboy.