BO DEREK BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Bo Derek was born on November 20th, 1956 in Long Beach, California with the birth name Mary Cathleen Collins. She was born with the oldest of three other siblings to Paul and Norma Collins. She received her education from Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California and went on to study at Patton Continuation School.
Bo became most well known as America's sex symbol due to her blonde platinum hair, and sparkling blue eyes. She first gained a huge amount of popularity when she portrayed Jenny Hanley in the film, "10" (1979), a role for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year.
Derek first became involved as an actress when she was cast in the film, "Fantasies" which released in 1981 but was filmed in 1973. She soon followed this role with an appearance in the film, "Orca" (1977).
Other film roles she added to her resume over the course of her career were not so successful such as, "Tarzan, the Ape Man" (1981), "Bolero" (1984) and "Ghosts Can't Do It" (1989).
More recently Derek was cast as a lead in the television drama series, "Fashion House" (2006) and made appearances on such series as, "Queen of Swords" and "7th Heaven".
Derek has appeared in a variety of times in "Playboy magazine" and has a variety of other interests. She is very involved in politics and in addition to her career in entertainment, Derek also started her own pampering pet care company called, Bo Derek's Bless the Beasts. The products range from shampoo's to fragrances for animals. She also authored a book that was released in 2000 titled, "Riding Lessons".
Bo Derek has married only once to actor and director John Derek in 1976 and they remained together until he passed away in 1998. She remains very involved as an animal right activist and currently resides on a ranch in Santa Ynez, California. She is also a spokesperson for the Animal Welfare Institute's campaign hoping to end horse slaughter. She is currently in a relationship with actor John Corbett whom she met in 2002.
2012 Highland Park
2012 CSI: Miami
2011 The Hunt for the I-5 Killer
2006 Fashion House
2003-2005 7th Heaven
2005 Still Standing
2004 Life in the Balance
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted
2001 Horror 101
2001 Frozen with Fear
2001 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
2000 Murder at the Cannes Film Festival
2000 Queen of Swords
2000 Family Law
1999 The Drew Carey Show
1998 Wind on Water
1995 Tommy Boy
1994 Woman of Desire
1994 Shattered Image
1992 Hot Chocolate
1989 Ghosts Can't Do It
1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man
1980 A Change of Seasons