Bo Derek

Actor
A breathtaking blonde actress who was once called "the most beautiful woman in the world," Bo Derek was forever immortalized on film by that simple shot heard round the world - running in slow motion on the beach in a ... Read more »
Born: 11/20/1956 in Long Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Herself

I Am Chris Farley 2015 (Movie)

(Herself)

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of Faith 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Miami 2012 (Tv Show)

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MyNetwork TV Premiere Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Your Mommy Kills Animals 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fashion House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 2005 (Tv Show)

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Still Standing 2005 (Tv Show)

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Miss Universe 2004 Pageant 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Boom 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Bo Derek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

JKX: The Brad Gluckman Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

Bess Gluckman (Actor)

Bob Patterson 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Coming Up Roses 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Life in the Balance 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Calling (Indie) 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Master of Disguise 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Family Law 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Famous Homes & Hideaways 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Horror 101 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Laila Ali 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Queen of Swords 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Rona Barrett: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Drew Carey Show 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Hollywood Fashion Machine 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Two Guys and a Girl 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Bo Derek: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Dudley Moore: In Pursuit of Happiness 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Wind on Water 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Tarzan: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 1996 World Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Tommy Boy 1995 (Movie)

Beverly (Actor)

Dudley Moore 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Woman of Desire 1993 (Movie)

Christina Ford (Actor)

Hot Chocolate 1992 (Movie)

BJ Cassidy (Actor)

Conversation With Cassini 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghosts Can't Do It 1990 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Wildest West Show of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 3 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Bolero 1984 (Movie)

Ayre McGillivary (Actor)

Tarzan, The Ape Man 1981 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

10 1979 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

A Change of Seasons 1979 (Movie)

Lindsey Rutledge (Actor)

Orca 1976 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Fantasies 1972 (Movie)

Anastasia (Actor)

Baby Panda's First Year (TV Show)

Narrator

Complicated Women (TV Show)

Actor

Crusader (TV Show)

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Frozen With Fear (TV Show)

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Shattered Image (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Ghosts Can't Do It 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bolero 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tarzan, The Ape Man 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A breathtaking blonde actress who was once called "the most beautiful woman in the world," Bo Derek was forever immortalized on film by that simple shot heard round the world - running in slow motion on the beach in a flesh-colored swimsuit, cornrows flapping gently behind her in Blake Edwards' comic masterpiece, "10" (1979). More a celebrity than a renowned actress, Derek nonetheless captured the imagination of the public - particularly the male set - for years, while at the same time, inspired ridicule for her and her husband, actor-turned-director John Derek's notorious, borderline X-rated feature films throughout the early 1980s.

Relationships

Norma Bass

Mother
born c. 1935

Colin Collins

Brother
younger

Kelly Collins

Sister
younger

Kerry Collins

Sister
younger

John Corbett Actor

Companion
began dating in early 2002 reportedly living together as of March 2003

John Derek Actor

Husband
Met while filming "Once Upon a Time" (1973) married from 1974 until his death of heart failure on May 22, 1998 at age 71

Milestones

2006

Cast in the MyNetworkTV series "Fashion House," playing Morgan Fairchild's rival

2003

Appeared in several episodes of "7th Heaven" (WB) as Mrs. Kinkirk

2003

Played the mother to Jamie Kennedy's character in "Malibu's Most Wanted"

2001

Was the female lead in the action feature "Sunstorm"

1998

TV series debut as regular in the short-lived NBC series "Wind on Water"

1994

Made TV-movie debut in the USA Network mystery thriller, "Shattered Image"; also marked first TV acting role

1992

First non-US production, the French-made feature, "Hot Chocolate"

1981

Producing debut, "Tarzan, the Ape Man"; also acted in the film, which marked the first time she received top billing

1980

Earliest TV appearances included an interview on the NBC special, "Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight"

1979

Played breakthrough role of Jenny in the Blake Edwards comedy, "10"

1973

Film debut in "Fantasies/Once Upon a Time"

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list Ms. Derek's birthplace as Long Beach, California

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Launched a line of pet care products called Bless the Beast.

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