Bo Derek

Movie Actress

Bo Derek was born in Long Beach, California, United States on November 20th, 1956 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 66, Bo Derek biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Mary Cathleen Collins, Bo, Cathy
Date of Birth
November 20, 1956
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Long Beach, California, United States
Age
66 years old
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
Networth
$50 Million
Profession
Actor, Autobiographer, Film Actor, Film Producer, Model, Television Actor
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Bo Derek Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 66 years old, Bo Derek has this physical status:

Height
162cm
Weight
56kg
Hair Color
Blonde
Eye Color
Blue
Build
Slim
Measurements
36-24-34" (91-61-86 cm)
Bo Derek Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Christian Science
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Narbonne High School, George S. Patton Continuation School
Bo Derek Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
John Corbett
Children
Not Available
Dating / Affair
John Derek (1973-1998), Kiefer Sutherland, Prince Albert of Monaco, Ted Turner, John Corbett (2002-Present)
Parents
Paul Collins, Norma Bass
Siblings
Kerry Perez (Younger Sister). She has another younger sister and a younger brother.
Other Family
Bobby Bass (Stepfather) (Actor, Stunt Performer)
Bo Derek Career

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, Collins began filming on John Derek's low-budget romantic drama Fantasies. Portraying a young woman of Greek descent, Collins was urged to dye her hair brown so as to better look the part of the character. Capitalizing 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.

In 1976, the then-19-year-old Collins married John Derek. By this time, she had come to be known professionally as Bo Derek: an amalgam of her former stage name Bo Shane and married name 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.

In 1979, Derek was selected over Melanie Griffith, Heather Thomas, Tanya Roberts, 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; i.e., a perfect 10. Derek's appearance in a dream sequence, running towards Moore in a tight-fitting, nude-colored one-piece swimsuit, launched her status as a mainstream sex symbol. Highlighted by Derek's cornrow hairstyle, the sequence has often been parodied. 10 was a critical and financial success.

After 10, Derek was cast in A Change of Seasons (1980), a dramatic-comedy film that featured Shirley MacLaine and Anthony Hopkins. Derek played a college student who has an affair with her older, married professor. A Change of Seasons was only a moderate box-office success, with critics reviewing it and Derek's performance unfavorably ("The only appealing performance is Miss MacLaine's").

In 1980 Derek photographed Bo twice for Playboy magazine; she was featured again in the magazine in 1981, 1984, and 1994.

Derek appeared in MGM's R-rated Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981), her first leading role in a mainstream Hollywood film. Directed by her husband, the film dealt little with Tarzan and instead focused on Derek's character of Jane Parker, and specifically on Derek's physical attributes. Several scenes of Derek wearing revealing outfits were featured, along with nude scenes of Derek being bathed and body-painted. Prior to the film's release, MGM and the film's distributor, United Artists, were sued by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate over the name of the film, as Derek's role and body overshadowed the story of Tarzan. Although the film received negative reviews from many critics, Tarzan, the Ape Man became a box-office success, making over $35 million in ticket sales and becoming the 15th highest-grossing film of 1981. For her performance, Derek shared the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress with Faye Dunaway, the latter for her starring role as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest.

Derek starred in Bolero (1984). Again directed by John Derek, the film explored the female protagonist's sexual awakening, and her journey around the world to find an ideal first lover to take her virginity. Its sexual nature, along with its substantial use of nudity, resulted in the film receiving an X rating, usually reserved for pornographic or extremely violent horror films. Critical reviews for Bolero, including Derek's performance, were negative ("[Bo Derek] would be a lot more appealing if she tried less assiduously to please"), and the film failed to recoup its production costs. For her performance in Bolero Derek won her second Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress. The film received other Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst Picture, Worst Director (John Derek), Worst Screenplay (John Derek), Worst New Star (Olivia d'Abo), and Worst Musical Score (Peter Bernstein and Elmer Bernstein). In 1987, Bo Derek teamed up with Steven Paul of the firm sales agency Paul Entertainment to sell the unreleased feature film, A Knight of Love, which was set to star Bo Derek for screening, but it never came to fruition.

After a five-year hiatus Derek returned to feature films with the drama/comedy/fantasy Ghosts Can't Do It (1989). The final collaboration of Derek with her husband as director, Ghosts Can't Do It was a failure both critically (a "cinematic abomination") and financially. For her performance in Ghosts Can't Do It, during which she delivered such lines as "You have my heart...how can I live without my heart," Derek won her third Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress. The film also won Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Picture, Worst Director (John Derek), and Worst Supporting Actor (Donald Trump).

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). For her performance in the 1995 comedy film Tommy Boy, 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.

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 made an appearance in CSI Miami in 2012. 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.

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 Republican Congressman David Dreier of Southern California.

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.

In 2012 Derek endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

In a 2020 interview with Variety, when asked who she was supporting in the election, Derek explained "I don’t talk about who I vote for anymore. I supported Bush 43 and I became one of the poster girls for the Republicans. But I’m an independent. I don’t want to be pigeonholed and labeled as one thing or another." In the same interview, Derek also spoke highly of President Donald Trump, recounting his cameo in 1989's Ghosts Can't Do It, indicating that a scene featuring Trump was written specifically for him and "he was great."

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