My newest interview subject, Shelley Michelle, is a woman of many talents. She’s a dancer, a model, an actress, a singer, a writer and a world-famous body double. As the Body Double To The Stars, Shelley has doubled dozens of actresses over the course of the past several decades. Do you remember the poster for the classic Julia Roberts romantic comedy Pretty Woman? That’s Shelley’s body they put Julia Roberts’ head on. Shelley has been active since the 1980s, and isn’t showing any of signs of stopping any time soon. With the help of our mutual friend, and my recent interview subject, Sheila Lussier, I was able to connect with Shelley on Tuesday, March 9th for an epic interview about her many adventures.
I first came across my newest interview subject, Sheila Lussier, when I was looking up the 1990 film Dick Tracy on the Internet Movie Database. Seeing her listed in an uncredited role, I clicked on Sheila’s name and found a very intriguing filmography with work in some of my favorite 80s and 90s projects. Looking beyond acting, I saw that Sheila has also worked as a model, a journalist, a director and a jewelry designer. When I saw that she was Facebook friends with my friend and 2020 interview subject Deborah Dutch, I knew I would be interested in interviewing her. I reached out to Sheila via her Etsy page, and we spoke late in January about her long and diverse career. I hope you all enjoy getting to know this versatile and incredible talent.