Brooke Shields shocked audiences back in 1978 when the 12-year-old's fleshy portrayal of a child prostitute in Pretty Baby hit the silver screen. But more shocking was the fact that her momager negotiated the deal.
Controversy again erupted back in the mid-nineties when 11-year-old Kirsten Dunst shared an on screen kiss with much older actor, Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.
And more recently, Hollywood cutie, Dakota Fanning has been the subject of discussion after sexual scenes from her indie flick Hounddog hit the big screen at film festivals. Including one sequence where the rape of the then 12-year-old actress was implied.
As a mother where would you draw the line between work and what's appropriate?