Biography

Bo Derek (born November 20, 1956) is an American film actress and model.

An aspiring model, 16-year-old Bo Derek was introduced to actor/director/cinematographer John Derek in 1971. Just as he'd done with previous "protegés" Ursula Andress and Linda Evans, Derek literally molded her into a highly desirable superstar. In 1974, the 48-year-old Derek capped his makeover by marrying the 18-year-old Bo. In her first film, the Jaws rip-off Orca, Bo showed up long enough to have her lovely leg chewed off by a killer whale. Her next film was far more rewarding: Blake Edwards' 10 (1979), in which, bouncing along the beach in slow motion to the pulsating rhythms of Ravel's Bolero, the scantily clad, cornrow-coifed Bo became the instant object of star Dudley Moore's affections. An overnight pinup favorite, Bo followed her 10 triumph with a brace of adventure films directed by her husband: Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) and Bolero (1984). After six years away from films, she returned before the cameras in another Derek/Derek co-production, the unsuccessful Ghosts Can't Do It (1990). Bo Derek has since occasionally appeared in such films as the Italian Sognando La California (1991) and the American Woman of Desire (1994). Derek also appeared in Tommy Boy the 1995 comedy starring David Spade and Chris Farley.

In 2003, Derek played the mother of a sheltered wannabe named B-Rad (Jamie Kennedy), and joined the Miss Universe 2004 pageant as a judge. The actress appeared in several television series including 7th Heaven, Lucky, and Queen of Swords. In 2006, she took a leading role as a ruthless businesswoman in Fashion House, a telenovela drama series following the scandals and passions found within an elite corporation.

When not acting, Bo Derek participates in a number of political and social causes, including working on the behalves of disabeled veterans, serving as a spokeswoman for the Animal Welfare Institute’s campaign to put an end to the slaughter of horses. Derek is an avid equestrian and published an autobiography titled Everything That Matters in Life I Learned from Horses. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Bo Derek (born November 20, 1956) is an American film actress and model.

An aspiring model, 16-year-old Bo Derek was introduced to actor/director/cinematographer John Derek in 1971. Just as he'd done with previous "protegés" Ursula Andress and Linda Evans, Derek literally molded her into a highly desirable superstar. In 1974, the 48-year-old Derek capped his makeover by marrying the 18-year-old Bo. In her first film, the Jaws rip-off Orca, Bo showed up long enough to have her lovely leg chewed off by a killer whale. Her next film was far more rewarding: Blake Edwards' 10 (1979), in which, bouncing along the beach in slow motion to the pulsating rhythms of Ravel's Bolero, the scantily clad, cornrow-coifed Bo became the instant object of star Dudley Moore's affections. An overnight pinup favorite, Bo followed her 10 triumph with a brace of adventure films directed by her husband: Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) and Bolero (1984). After six years away from films, she returned before the cameras in another Derek/Derek co-production, the unsuccessful Ghosts Can't Do It (1990). Bo Derek has since occasionally appeared in such films as the Italian Sognando La California (1991) and the American Woman of Desire (1994). Derek also appeared in Tommy Boy the 1995 comedy starring David Spade and Chris Farley.

In 2003, Derek played the mother of a sheltered wannabe named B-Rad (Jamie Kennedy), and joined the Miss Universe 2004 pageant as a judge. The actress appeared in several television series including 7th Heaven, Lucky, and Queen of Swords. In 2006, she took a leading role as a ruthless businesswoman in Fashion House, a telenovela drama series following the scandals and passions found within an elite corporation.

When not acting, Bo Derek participates in a number of political and social causes, including working on the behalves of disabeled veterans, serving as a spokeswoman for the Animal Welfare Institute’s campaign to put an end to the slaughter of horses. Derek is an avid equestrian and published an autobiography titled Everything That Matters in Life I Learned from Horses. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1956-11-20

Place of Birth Long Beach, California, USA

Official Site http://www.officialboderek.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 5 Weddings as Mandy Singh
2017 Christmas in the Heartland as Elsa Gentry
2015 I Am Chris Farley as Herself
2015 Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! as May Wexler
2014 Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films as Herself
2014 On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter as Herself
2013 Highland Park as Destiny
2011 The Hunt for the I-5 Killer as Seaver
2007 Chuck(1 episode) as Bo Derek
2006 Fasion House(1 episode) as Maria Gianni
2006 Fashion House(74 episodes)
2005 Crusader as Nicola Markham
2003 Boom as Bo Derek
2003 Complicated Women as Herself
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted as Bess Gluckman
2003 Frazetta: Painting with Fire as Herself
2002 The Master of Disguise as Herself
2002 V Graham Norton(1 episode)
2001 Horror 101 as Miss Allison James
2001 Frozen With Fear
2001 Sunstorm as Victoria Warren
1999 Family Law(1 episode)
1998 In Search of Tarzan with Jonathan Ross as Himself
1998 In Search of Tarzan with Jonathan Ross as Herself
1998 Wind on Water(8 episodes)
1998 So Graham Norton(1 episode)
1998 Two Guys and a Girl(3 episodes)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1996 7th Heaven(3 episodes)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show(1 episode)
1995 Tommy Boy as Beverly Barish, aka Beverly Burns
1995 The Mrs Merton Show(1 episode)
1994 Woman of Desire as Christina Ford
1994 Shattered Image as Helen Allgood
1992 Sognando la California as Bo Derek
1992 Hot Chocolate as BJ Cassidy
1989 Ghosts Can't Do It as Katie O'Dare Scott
1984 Bolero as Lida MacGillivery
1982 Wogan(2 episodes) as Herself
1982 Wogan(1 episode)
1981 This Week(1 episode)
1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man as Jane Porter
1981 Fantasies as Anastasia (as Kathleen Collins)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 A Change of Seasons as Lindsey Rutledge
1979 10 as Jenny Hanley
1977 Orca: The Killer Whale as Annie

Production

1989 Ghosts Can't Do ItProducer
1984 BoleroProducer
1981 Tarzan, the Ape ManProducer

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