Bo Derek is an actress and producer from the United States. She dropped out of high school when she was 16 years old, after getting the opportunity to star in John Derek’s film “Fantasias”. Even though John was 30 years older than her and married, they quickly fell in love. After the pair married, Kathleen changed her name to Bo Derek and got a Hollywood makeover.
Bo Dereki’s Early Life
In 1956, Mary Kathleen Collins, better known as Bo Derek, was born in Long Beach, California. Her parents had four children; She is the eldest among them. She was raised by her father, Paul Collins, a business executive, and her mother, Norma Collins, a makeup artist and hairdresser for Swedish actress Ann-Margret. Her parents separated, and her mother married Bobby Bass, an American stunt performer.
Mary Kathleen Collins attended Narbonne High School and George S. Patton Continuation School in Harbor City, California. When she was in high school, she would skip classes and hitchhiker on the beach. Finally, he dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to start shooting his first feature film in Greece.
Bo Dereki’s career
Bo was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in the film, in which he co-starred with Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews. The picture was a critical and commercial success, grossing $74.8 million at the box office. The 1980 film “A Change of Seasons”, starring Anthony Hopkins and Shirley MacLaine, was Derek’s next project. Bo was featured in “Playboy” twice that year, and was featured again in 1981, 1984 and 1994.
In 1981, she played the role of Jane Parker in the film ‘Tarzan, the Ape Man’. The focus of the picture was on Jane’s character rather than Tarzan. She starred in ‘Bolero’ directed by her husband John Derek in 1984. A character portrayed by him had a sexual awakening that led him 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 in 1993 for “Ghosts Can’t Do It” (1991). She was nominated twice for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress in 1996 for ‘Tommy Boy’ and in 2002 for ‘The Master of Disguise’. She was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Worst Actress of the Century Award in March 2000. Madonna, Brooke Shields, and others.
Bo Dereki’s personal life
Bo married John Derek on June 10, 1976, and the couple remained together until John died of heart failure in May 1998.
Bo Dereki net worth
Bo Derek is a US $40 million dollar actress and model.
Bo Derek’s physical appearance
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