Bo Derek

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Bo Derek
Derek in 2010
Mary Cathleen Collins

(1956-11-20)November 20, 1956
Occupationactress / model
Years active1975–present

Bo Derek (born Mary Cathleen Collins, November 20, 1956 in Long Beach, California), is an American actress.and model. Derek is best known for the movie 10 with Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews. She acted in movies by John Derek. These included Fantasies, Tarzan, the Ape Man (both 1981), Bolero (1984) and Ghosts Can't Do It (1989), all of which got negative surveys. A widow since 1998, she lives with entertainer John Corbett. As of 2023, she was in semi-retirement, but has made some movie, television and narrative appearances.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Derek began her acting career with movies such as Orca (1977), and 10 (1979). After the success of 10, she starred in the movies Fantasies (1981), Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981), Bolero (1984), and Ghosts Can't Do It (1989). These movies were directed by her husband John Derek.

In the early 1990s, she worked in comedies and low-budget movies such as Amour et chocolat (1992) and Woman of Desire (1994, with Robert Mitchum).

Derek reappeared in 1995 in the comedy Tommy Boy (1995), as Beverly. After Tommy Boy, she worked on several films: Sunstorm (2001), Frozen with Fear (2001), Malibu's Most Wanted (2003), and Life in the Balance (2004).

Television[change | change source]

In the late 1990s, Derek began making appearances on television show The Drew Carey Show, Wind on Water, Family Law, Queen of Swords.

In the year 2006 she obtained the role of Maria Gianni, in the drama TV series Fashion House.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Títle Role Note
1977 Orca Annie
1979 10 Jenny Hanley
1980 A Change of Seasons Lindsey Rutledge
1981 Fantasies Anastasia
1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man Jane Parker
1984 Bolero Lida MacGillivery
1989 Ghosts Can't Do It Katie O'Dare Scott
1992 Amour et chocolat BJ Cassidy TV movie
1994 Shattered Image Helen Allgood TV movie
1994 Woman of Desire Christina Ford
1995 Tommy Boy Beverly
2000 Murder at the Cannes Film Festival Thada Pryce TV movie
2001 Sunstorm Victoria Warren
2001 Frozen with Fear Katherine Sullivan
2001 Horror 101 Miss Allison James
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Bess Gluckman
2004 Life in the Balance Kathryn Garr
2005 Crusader Nicola Markham TV movie
2006 Fashion House Maria Gianni TV series

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Corbett's Wife Bo Derek and Their Relationship - Parade: Entertainment, Recipes, Health, Life, Holidays". Parade: Entertainment, Recipes, Health, Life, Holidays. Retrieved 2023-08-09.

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