Bo Derek is an actress and producer from the United States. When she was 16, she dropped out of high school after receiving an opportunity to feature in John Derek’s film “Fantasies.” Even though John was 30 years her senior and married, they quickly fell in love. After the pair married, Cathleen changed her name to Bo Derek and had a Hollywood makeover.
Early Life of Bo Derek
In 1956, Mary Cathleen Collins, better known as Bo Derek, was born in Long Beach, California. Her parents had four children; the eldest of them is her. She was raised by her father, Paul Collins, a business executive, and her mother, Norma Collins, a make-up artist, and hairdresser for Swedish actress Ann-Margret. Her parents split, and her mother married Bobby Bass, an American stunt performer.
Mary Cathleen Collins went to Harbor City, California’s Narbonne High School, and George S. Patton Continuation School. when she was in high school, she used to skip classes and hitchhike to the beach. Finally, she dropped out of high school at 16 to begin filming her first feature film in Greece.
Career of Bo Derek
Bo was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the film, which she co-starred in alongside Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews. The picture was a critical and commercial success, grossing $74.8 million at the box office. “A Change of Seasons,” a 1980 film starring Anthony Hopkins and Shirley MacLaine, was Derek’s next project. Bo was featured in “Playboy” twice that year, and she was again featured in 1981, 1984, and 1994.
In 1981, she portrayed Jane Parker in the film ‘Tarzan, the Ape Man.’ The focus of the picture was on Jane’s character rather than Tarzan’s. She starred in ‘Bolero,’ directed by her husband John Derek, in 1984. A character she portrayed had a sexual awakening that led her to travel around the world in search of the ideal partner.
The 1980 Golden Globe Awards nominated Bo Derek for Best New Star in a Motion Picture. She earned the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress three times: in 1982 for ‘Tarzan, the Ape Man,’ 1985 for ‘Bolero,’ and 1993 for ‘Ghosts Can’t Do It’ (1991). She’s also been nominated twice for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress, for ‘Tommy Boy’ in 1996 and ‘The Master of Disguise’ in 2002. She was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Worst Actress of the Century Award in March 2000, with Madonna, Brooke Shields, and others.
Personal Life of Bo Derek
On June 10, 1976, Bo married John Derek, and the couple remained together until John’s death from heart failure in May 1998.
Net Worth of Bo Derek
Bo Derek is a $40 million dollar actress and model from the United States.
Physical Appearance of Bo Derek
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