Brooke Shields denies she is woman puffing on 'marijuana pipe' in leaked Twitter picture

Brooke Shields denies she is woman puffing on 'marijuana pipe' in leaked Twitter picture
Brooke Shields

She once boasted that her mother''s open-minded attitude had kept her away from drugs.\r\n

So it seemed an unlikely story when someone claimed they had an image of Brooke Shields smoking a ''marijuana pipe'' and leaked on the internet.

The 47-year-old actress was purportedly snapped several decades ago inhaling from the implement while sitting on a couch with H.R, vocalist of hardcore punk band Bad Brains.

The image was leaked when a Twitter user shared the picture on Wednesday, and it immediately made headlines in news outlets including on RadarOnline.com.

Alongside the image David Hill wrote: ''Here is a photo of Brooke Shields smoking pot with H.R''

However, a spokesperson for the actress has vehemently denied that it is her.

Brooke would have been in her late teens or early twenties in the photo, with the singer sitting with his arm around her and his head thrown back in laughter as she takes a draw.

H.R, who is now 56-years-old, is a Rastafarian, and many who follow the religion sees the smoking of cannabis as a sacred rite.

The image would have flown in the face of claims she made in 2000, where she said her mother Teri''s permissive attitude actually put her off the idea of using drugs.

The Blue Lagoon star said: ''I don''t know if it''s reverse psychology, but my mom would say, "You wanna do drugs? Fine. Do them. Just do me a favor. Let me do ''em with you.

''"I''ll get you the best stuff. This way I know you''re not going to die." And the whole thing was so unappealing to me."''

She also told Nylon that she was lucky she had such a level head.

Brooke said: ''A mom who offers you drugs? "I''m lucky I didn''t grow up crazy."

''I don''t know how I didn''t become a statistic, because... at times you do feel like you''re going a little nuts. And my mom was the Bohemian kind of wild child.''