Shelley Marie Hack
July 6, 1947
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
|Education||Smith College (AB)|
New York Institute of Technology (MBA)
Shelley Marie Hack (born July 6, 1947) is an American model, actress, producer, and political and media adviser. She is best known as the face of Revlon's Charlie perfume from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s, and for her role as Tiffany Welles in the fourth season of Charlie's Angels (1979–80).
Hack was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the eldest of six children. Her father was a Wall Street financial analyst, and her mother was a former Conover model. She graduated from Greenwich Academy and Smith College, where she spent her junior year studying archeology at the University of Sydney.
Hack began her career as a teen fashion model and became the face of Revlon's "Charlie" perfume from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s. Life proclaimed her one of the "million-dollar faces" in the beauty industry able to negotiate previously unheard-of lucrative and exclusive deals with giant cosmetics companies, were instantly recognizable, and whose names became known to the general public. Hack ranked among a handful of 1970s "supermodels".
Hack's feature-film debut was a bit part in Woody Allen's Academy Award-winning film Annie Hall (1977), as "Street Stranger". In Hack's second film appearance, she was the leading lady in the Joe Brooks romance drama If Ever I See You Again. Shortly thereafter she was cast as Kate Jackson's replacement on the television series Charlie's Angels for one season (1979–1980), playing the sophisticated character Tiffany Welles. She beat out many competitors for the role, including Michelle Pfeiffer and Barbara Bach. ABC released Hack from her contract in February 1980. A statement later issued by Spelling-Goldberg read: "When she signed her contract for the series, Miss Hack had a personal agreement that she could review her continuation with the show at the end of her first season since series television represented an enormous change in her career and lifestyle," implying that Hack was included in the decision to exit Charlie's Angels. In an interview, Hack said, "They can say I didn't work out, but it isn't true. What happened was a network war. A business decision was made. Change the timeslot or bring on some new publicity. How to get publicity? A new Angel hunt. Who is the obvious person to replace? I am — the new kid on the block." Hack later said she "never expected to be there more than a year and I wasn't. I did my year and I moved on."
Hack thereafter played a variety of supporting roles. Hack received positive reviews in Martin Scorsese's film The King of Comedy (1983), in which she played Cathy Long. She starred with Annette O'Toole and Meredith Baxter Birney in Vanities (1981), part of Standing Room Only, an HBO series of adaptations of stage plays. She had a leading role in the cult horror film The Stepfather and was a regular on two short-lived TV series of the 1980s, Cutter to Houston (1983) and Jack and Mike (1986–87). She had several more notable guest appearances in film and television up until 1997. Hack narrated the audiobook The Lord of Hawkfell Island, for which AudioFile stated "Shelley Hack's mellifluous voice brings this Viking tale alive."
In 1987, Hack, a former smoker, was named the national chairperson for the National Lung Association's and American Medical Association's campaign to educate young women on the dangers of cigarette smoking.
Hack completed a master's degree in business administration from New York Institute of Technology and shortly afterwards retired from acting. Hack became a voting registration and polling station supervisor in the 1997 elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina and produced the first-ever televised presidential debates there as well. She also produced the debates in Sarajevo, Mostar, and the two in Banja Luka. In 1997, Hack founded the Shelley Hack Media Consultancy (SHMC). Hack also worked for two years with the largest media conglomerate in Eastern Europe. Hack worked in the television sector for 10 years, creating ethnically diverse television programs in Eastern Europe. Additionally, she became a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP).
In October 2000, appearing as herself, Hack returned to the Charlie's Angels Townsend Agency office as a guest host on Biography, which featured profiles of several Charlie's Angels stars during '"Hello Angels Week". In January 2008, Hack appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The episode, "Classic Americana", featured Hack as Revlon's Charlie perfume model in a 1976 television ad with Bobby Short at the piano. "It was a time when women were changing", Hack said; "women looked at [the ad] and said 'I want to be like that.'" 
|1977||Annie Hall||Street Stranger|
|1978||If Ever I See You Again||Jennifer Corly|
|1979||Time After Time||Docent||Voice-over|
|1983||The King of Comedy||Cathy Long|
|1987||The Stepfather||Susan Maine|
|1992||The Finishing Touch||Hannah|
|1992||Me, Myself & I||Jennifer|
|1996||House Arrest||Dr. Erica Gilliland, Ph.D.||Uncredited|
|1979||Married: The First Year||Linda||Episode: "Full House"|
|1979||Death Car on the Freeway||Janette Clausen||Television film|
|1979–1980||Charlie's Angels||Tiffany Welles||26 episodes|
|1980||The Love Boat||Carol Ketay||Segment: "Dumb Luck"|
|1981||HBO Standing Room Only||Mary||Episode: "Vanities"|
|1982||The American Sportsman||Herself||Episode dated July 4, 1982|
|1983||Cutter to Houston||Dr. Beth Gilbert||9 episodes|
|1983||Found Money (aka My Secret Angel)||Leslie||Television film|
|1983||Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer||Logan Gay||Television film|
|1983||Close Ties||Anna||Television film|
|1984||Single Bars, Single Women||Frankie||Television film|
|1985||Kicks (aka Destination Alcatraz)||Maggie Pierson||Television film|
|1986–1987||Jack and Mike||Jackie Shea||16 episodes|
|1990||Frederick Forsyth Presents||Monica Browne||Episode: "A Casualty of War"|
|1992||Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story||Nan Horvat||Television film|
|1993||seaQuest DSV||Capt. Marilyn Stark||Pilot/Episode: "To Be or Not to Be"|
|1993||Not in My Family||Becky Worth||Television film|
|1993||A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives||Abby Walters-Morrison||Television film|
|1994||L.A. Law||Lynn Barnett||Episode: "Whose San Andreas Fault is it, Anyway?"|
|1994||Tales from the Crypt||Janet McKay||Episode: "The Assassin"|
|1995||Falling from the Sky: Flight 174||Lynn Brown||Television film|
|1997||Diagnosis Murder||Dr. Elaine Denell||Episode: "Looks Can Kill"|
|1997||TheraCel (Skin Care)||Herself||Infomercial|
|2000||Biography||Herself/Guest Hostess||5 Episodes: "Hello Angels Week"|
|2000||Time and Again (TV series): Charlie's Angels||Herself||Retrospective|
|2002||TV Tales: Charlie's Angels||Herself||Television documentary|
|2008||The Oprah Winfrey Show||Herself||Episode: "Classic Americana"|
|2008||Whatever Happened To?||Herself||Episode: "Alpha Females"|
|1992||Born Yesterday||Billie Dawn|
|1981||The First Family Rides Again||A voice on the phone|
|1993||The Big Book for Our Planet||Narrator|
|1993||Lord of Hawkfell Island (Viking Era, Book 2)||Narrator|
|1990||The Celebrity Guide to Wine||Herself|
|1993||The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining||Herself|
|2011||Lucky Christmas||Producer||Television film|
|2015||Perfect Match||Producer||Television film|
|2016||Summer of Dreams||Producer||Television film|
|2017||Christmas in Evergreen||Producer||Television film|
|2017||A Bramble House Christmas||Producer||Television film|
|2018||Falling for You||Producer||Television film|
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- Best–Selling Beauties, Life October 1981, page 120
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- "Charlie's Angels". TV Tales. Primary Fusion Productions. E!. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
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- "About Us". Smash Media. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
- "Happy Birthday To Greenwich's Shelley Marie Hack". The Daily Voice. July 6, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
- Oprah show – Charlie Girl Shelley Hack
- on YouTube
- RealVideo format of Charlie TV commercial
- "Harry Winer – Associate Arts Professor". NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Retrieved March 13, 2020.