|Height:||160 cm (5' 3'')|
|Birth Day:||November 20, 1956|
|Birth Place:||Long Beach, United States|
|Height:||160 cm (5' 3'')|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
She was born Mary Cathleen Collins and she attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California.
While attending Narbonne High School in Los Angeles at age 16 in 1973, Collins became sexually involved with John Derek, a married man 30 years her senior. Not long after the two started dating, Derek divorced his wife, actress Linda Evans. The couple moved to Germany, where John Derek would not be subject to prosecution under California statutory rape laws, because Collins was under the age of consent.
In 1973 John Derek began production on a film titled Fantasies, a low-budget, English-language romantic drama starring Collins and several unknown German actors. The film was shot over a 10-day period in Greece. In an effort to capitalize on Collins' beauty, Derek worked into the film several risqué scenes, including brief nudity. John Derek twice re-edited the film in an effort to sell it to major studios. The film remained unreleased until 1981, at which time it received negative notices.
Collins and John Derek married on June 10, 1976; she was 19 and he 49. By that time Derek had given his young wife a so-called Hollywood makeover: she had bleached her hair blonde and adopted the name Bo Derek. In 1977 director Michael Anderson cast Derek in a small role in his horror film Orca - The Killer Whale (1977), in which Derek's character has her leg bitten off by the title character.
John and Bo moved to Germany and returned to the United States soon after Bo's 18th birthday; they married in 1976 and remained so until his death from heart failure in 1998.
In 1979 Derek was allegedly selected over Melanie Griffith, Heather Thomas, and several others for the role of Jenny Hanley in the romantic comedy film 10. Directed by Blake Edwards, the film starred Dudley Moore as a middle-aged man who finds Derek's character to be the ideal woman. Derek's appearance in a dream sequence, racing towards Moore in a flimsy flesh-colored swimsuit, launched her status as a mainstream sex symbol. This sequence and Derek's cornrow hairstyle in the film have often been parodied. 10 was a critical and financial success.
In 1980 Derek photographed Bo twice for Playboy magazine; she was featured again in the magazine in 1981, 1984, and 1994.
Collins attended Narbonne High School and George S. Patton Continuation School, both in Harbor City, California. She remarked in a 1985 interview on Late Night with David Letterman:
Derek, who describes herself as independent, supported George H. W. Bush in 1988 and 1992, and campaigned for his son George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, and she appeared at both Republican conventions. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008. She has appeared at events with bachelor Republican Congressman David Dreier of Southern California.
Following Ghosts Can’t Do It Derek returned to acting in the television movies Hot Chocolate (1992) and Shattered Image (1994), and the straight-to-video film Woman of Desire (1994). In 1995 Derek appeared in the comedy film Tommy Boy. For that performance Derek was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress but ultimately lost to Madonna for the latter's performance in Four Rooms.
In 1998 Derek guest-starred on four episodes of Wind on Water. In 1999 she appeared on The Drew Carey Show, and in the early 2000s she had guest roles on the shows Family Law, Queen of Swords, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Lucky, Still Standing, and 7th Heaven.
At the 20th Golden Raspberry Awards in 2000, Derek was nominated for Worst Actress of the Century, sharing the nomination with Madonna (the eventual winner), Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Berkley, and Pia Zadora.
A horse lover and riding enthusiast since childhood, Derek owns Andalusian horses and is a spokesperson for the Animal Welfare Institute's campaign to end horse slaughter through passage of federal and state legislation. On February 5, 2002, she published her autobiography entitled Riding Lessons: Everything That Matters in Life I Learned from Horses ( ISBN 0-06-039437-4). She serves on the California Horse Racing Board.
Since 2002, she has been in a relationship with actor John Corbett and they live on a ranch in Santa Barbara, California.
Derek is a national honorary chairperson for Veterans Affairs' National Rehabilitation Special Events. She attended the 17th annual Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colorado. In 2003 she received the VA's highest honor from Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Anthony Principi. Derek makes appearances on United Service Organizations tours. The Special Forces Association named her an honorary Green Beret.
Derek appeared in several more feature films during the 2000s, including Frozen with Fear (2000), The Master of Disguise (2002), for which she received her second Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress nomination, and Malibu's Most Wanted (2003). In 2006 Derek starred in 40 episodes of the 65-episode telenovela series Fashion House. Derek had a featured role in the 2015 made-for-TV campy horror film Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. Derek was reported to have participated in the 2016 Comedy Central roast of Rob Lowe but is absent from the eventual cast list.
When White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten was asked about his relationship with Derek on the edition of April 30, 2006, of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Bolten said she was a friend and a "strong supporter of the President". In 2006, she was appointed to the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by President George W. Bush, on the operations committee.
Derek has been active for 18 years WildAid to protect sharks and dissuade people from purchasing wildlife products. On August 13, 2020, she was a guest on the Discovery Channel's Shark Week.
Bo Derek began dating the already-married John Derek at the age of 16, when he was 46. They finally married in 1976 and remained married until his death. Bo Derek began living with actor John Corbett in 2002.
|#1||John Corbett||Partner||$9.5 Million||N/A||59||Actor|
|#2||John Derek||Spouse||$5 Million||N/A||71||Actor|
|#3||John Derek||$5 Million||N/A||71||Actor|
Currently, Bo Derek is 64 years old. Bo Derek will celebrate 65th birthday on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Below we countdown to Bo Derek upcoming birthday.
Still stunning at 62: Happy birthday, Bo Derek!
Derek was born on November 20, 1956 in Long Beach, California, as Mary Cathleen Collins.