The model, actress, and former sun-lover told People magazine in May 2009 that she'd had a precancerous spot removed from her face. Just months earlier, she'd become a spokesperson for a Coppertone product that combined sunscreen and face lotion.
Shields admitted to tanning regularly as a teen but said she insists her two daughters use sunscreen.
While promoting his movie Deception in 2008, actor Ewan McGregor revealed to the BBC that he had had a cancerous mole removed from below his right eye. The fair-skinned Scotsman said his doctor had also removed a few other suspicious moles.
McGregor followed his cancer diagnosis by giving up two habits that raise the risk of other cancers: smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol.