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03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brooke Shields: Mother's Dysfunctional Behavior Was "Nothing Like What You See These Days"

Shields's own mother, Teri Shields, who originally managed her daughter, came under a firestorm of criticism for her treatment (some said exploitation) of her budding star. The two eventually separated professionally.

"People used to say my mom used me as a commodity," the actress now says. "But you know what? She did her own version dysfunctional behavior, sure, but nothing like you see these days."

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When it comes to the sort of mother she is with her own daughters, Rowan, 4, and Grier, born in May 2006 (their dad is Shields's husband of six years, TV writer-producer Chris Henchy), Shields says: "I always feel like the odd mom out, because trust me when I tell you I'm on my girls."

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