Bo Derek Biography

Updated On Dec 19, 2017 Published On Jan 16, 2016
Facts of Bo Derek
Date of Birth: 1956 , November-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
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On 10th of June 1976, Bo got married to John Derek. John Derek was an actor, director, and photographer. They began their romantic love affairs since she was 16. They remained in this marriage bonding until John Derek died of heart failure in 1998.

Four years later, she went on a blind date with John Corbett. John Corbett is also an actor and a famous country music singer. They began dating since then as a boyfriend and girlfriend. Bo Derek and John Corbett are still in a relationship, though, the couple hasn't tied the knot and neither have any children.

Bo received her formal education from Narbonne High School. She then joined George S. Patton Continuation School. While she was there, she met her ex-husband, John Derek. In 1973, they moved to Germany. In 1976, they came back to the United States. She has been active in acting since 1977. That year, she appeared in the movie, Orca. Her breakthrough role came in 1979 after she portrayed the role of Jenny Hanley in the movie 10.

Since 1979, she has appeared in more than 30 movies and TV shows. In 2017, she appeared in 5 Weddings, breaking her five years of break in films. In 2012, she appeared as Destiny in movie Highland Park.

Her net worth is said to be around $50 million.

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Born in Long Beach, California

1956

Sexy and adorable, Bo was born as Mary Cathleen Collins in Long Beach, California, United States of America to Paul Collins and Norma Collins. She is an American and is of Dutch, English, German, Irish and Welsh descent.

Began dating John Derek

1973

When she was just 16, she began dating John Derek. John Derek was an actor, director and photographer. At that time she was in her high school but after she began dating him she quit her high school and began spending her days in beach. 

Her husband died

1998

On 10th of June 1976, Bo got married to John Derek. John Derek was an actor, director and photographer. They began their romantic love affairs since she was 16. They remained in this marriage bonding John Derek died of heart failure in 1998.

Began her acting career

1977

Bo received her formal education from Narbonne High School. She then joined George S. Patton Continuation School. While she was there, she met her ex husband, John Derek. In 1973, they moved to Germany. In 1976, they came back to United States. She has been active in acting since 1977. That year, she appeared in the movie, Orca.

Appeared in the movie, 10

1979

After making her acting debut in 1977, she went on appearing in several movies. Her breakthrough role came in 1979 after she starred the role of Jenny Hanley in the movie 10. She is also famous for her role in the movies like Ghosts Can't Do It, Woman of Desire and many more.

Began dating John Corbett

2002

Four year later, she went on a blind date with John Corbett. John Corbett is also an actor and a famous country music singer. They began dating since then as a boyfriend and girlfriend. They are still together but they have not been married. 

Listed in Promising New Actors of 1979

1979

In 1977, she made her acting debut by appeared in the movie, Orca. Her breakthrough role came in 1979 after she starred the role of Jenny Hanley in the movie 10. In 1979, she also got listed Promising New Actors of 1979. 

Won Golden Apple Awards

1984

Till now she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won several of them. In 1984, she got her one and only nomination in Golden Apple Awards. She was also lucky that year as she also won this award.