Shelley Marie Hack is a model, actor, producer, and political and media expert from the United States. Hack is most known for her portrayal as Tiffany Welles in Season 4 of the ABC television program Charlie’s Angels, in which she replaced Kate Jackson, who had left the show.
She starred in 26 episodes of the show before being replaced by model-actress Tanya Roberts in Season 5. Cathy Long in Martin Scorsese’s film The King of Comedy is one of Hack’s previous roles. Life and work Hack grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and was born in White Plains, New York. She earned a history degree from Greenwich Academy and Smith College.
She began her career as an adolescent fashion model, and from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s, she was the face of Revlon’s Charlie perfume. Life named her one of the beauty industry’s million-dollar faces, who were able to secure previously unheard-of lucrative and exclusive arrangements with large cosmetics brands, was instantly identifiable, and whose names became well-known to the general public. Shelley was one of the few supermodels of the 1970s.
Her feature film début was as “Street Stranger” in Woody Allen’s award-winning film Annie Hall. In her second film, she played the main lady in Joe Brooks’ romantic drama If Ever I See You Again, but the picture was a flop.
Following her departure from Charlie’s Angels, Hack went on to appear in a number of minor parts. In Martin Scorsese’s film The King of Comedy, in which she played a passive-aggressive CEO, Hack earned favorable reviews. She starred in the critically acclaimed Vanities, a television adaptation of the comedy-drama stage play about the lives, loves, and friendship of three Texas cheerleaders from high school to post-college graduation, alongside Annette O’Toole and Meredith Baxter Birney; it aired as part of HBO’s Standing Room Only series.
She was a regular on two short-lived 1980s TV series: Cutter to Houston and Jack and Mike. She had a well-received main part in the cult horror film The Stepfather and was a regular on two short-lived 1980s TV series: Cutter to Houston and Jack and Mike. Both programs got positive reviews, with Hack receiving praise for her portrayals of Doctor Beth Gilbert in Cutter To Houston and empathic newspaper columnist Jackie Shea in Jack and Mike.
Until 1997, she had a number of prominent guest roles in films and television shows. Hack went into politics after leaving acting in the late 1990s. In the 1997 elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hack worked as voter registration and polling site supervisor, as well as producing the country’s first-ever televised presidential debates.
She was also in charge of the debates in Sarajevo, Mostar, and Banja Luka. As a media consultant for pre-and post-conflict countries, she established herself in a new field. Her responsibilities included assisting in the distribution of independent media such as newspapers, radio, and television, emphasizing the fact that, under authoritarian administrations, the people is frequently fed only State television, which broadcasts biassed content(sic!).
Hack spent fifteen years in the television industry, producing ethnically diverse television programs in Eastern Europe. She also joined the Pacific Council on International Policy, whose purpose is to offer the West Coast’s perspective on crucial global policy issues a stronger voice. Hack returned to the Charlie’s Angels Townsend Agency office in October 2000, this time as herself, as a guest host on A&E Biography, which included biographies of various Charlie’s Angels stars during Hello Angels Week.
Hack had an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in January 2008. In the episode “Classic Americana,” Hack appeared in a 1976 television commercial as Revlon’s Charlie perfume model, with Bobby Short at the piano.