Bo Derek is a famous American actress and a model. Bo Derek makes occasional film, television, and documentary appearances.
Table of Biography
Bo Derek was born on November 20, 1956, in Long Beach, California, the U.S. Hence, she is currently 65 years old. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Her real name is Mary Cathleen Collins. Derek’s father is Paul Collins who was a Hobie Cat executive, and her mother is Norma who was a make-up artist and hairdresser to Ann-Margret.
However, her parents divorced, and her mother remarried, stunt performer Bobby Bass. Also, she has two sisters and a brother. Moreover, Derek attended Narbonne High School and George S. Patton Continuation School.
In 1973, Derek began filming 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. Hence, capitalizing on her beauty, she worked into the film several risqué scenes, including brief nudity.
However, John Derek twice re-edited the film in an effort to sell it to major studios. Meanwhile, the film remained unreleased until 1981, at which time it received negative notices. Moreover, at age 16 in 1973, she became sexually involved with John Derek, a married man 30 years her senior while attending to highschool. Hence, Bo is probably best known for her role in the 1979 film “10,” which launched her sex symbol career with its dream sequence featuring a corn-rowed Derek coming out of the ocean in a flesh-colored bathing suit.
Further, not long after the two started dating, Derek divorced his wife, actress Linda Evans. Later, 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. Likewise, the actress married John Derek in 1976 at the age of 19. Moreover, in 1998, Derek guest-starred on four episodes of Wind on Water.
Later, 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. Furthermore, at the 20th Golden Raspberry Awards in 2000, she was nominated for Worst Actress of the Century, sharing the nomination with Madonna, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Berkley, and Pia Zadora.
Furthermore, 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. Also, she appeared at both Republican conventions. Hence, she voted for Barack Obama in 2008.
Talking about her personal life, after she began a relationship with John Derek when she was 16, they moved to Germany, where John would not be subject to prosecution under California statutory rape laws.
Then, they returned to the United States soon after her 18th birthday. However, they wed in 1976 and remained married until his death from heart failure in 1998.
Moreover, she has been in a relationship with actor John Corbett, since 2002. They live together on a ranch in Santa Barbara, California. They married in December 2020.
As an actress, Derek has maintained her body very well. She has a fit and healthy body. She has a decent height and weight which suits her body really well. Derek is 5 feet and 3 inches(1.62m) tall. And she weighs around 57 kg. Moreover, her chest-waist-hip measurement is 36-24-34 inches respectfully. She has beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair.
Social Media and net Worth
Bo Derek joined Twitter in August 2012 and has 46.1 K followers on her Twitter handle @boderek. Likewise, she is also active on Instagram. Her handle is @reallyboderek where she has 39.8 K followers. Moreover, she has 106 K followers on Facebook.
Derek has earned a lot of money from her successful career. She has earned money from acting, modeling, and doing brand endorsements. However, her net worth is estimated at $40 million.