“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” – Bo Derek
About Bo Derek
Bo Derek (born Mary Cathleen Collins; November 20, 1956) is an American film and television actress, movie producer, and model perhaps best known for her breakthrough role in the 1979 film 10. The film also launched a bestselling poster for Derek in a swimsuit, and subsequently she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1980s. She was directed by husband John Derek in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981), Bolero (1984) and Ghosts Can’t Do It (1989), none of which was critically well received. A widow since 1998, she lives with actor John Corbett. She makes occasional film, television, and documentary appearances.
On March 31, 1981, Derek (along with Faye Dunaway for Mommie Dearest) won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress. Tarzan, the Ape Man became a box-office success, making over $35 million in ticket sales, and becoming the 15th highest-grossing film of 1981.
Bo Derek appeared in several more feature films during the 2000s, including Frozen with Fear (2000), The Master of Disguise (2002), for which she received her second Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress nomination, and Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003). On March 25, 2000, at the 20th Golden Raspberry Awards, Derek was nominated for Worst Actress of the Century. She shared this nomination with Madonna (the eventual winner), Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Berkley, and Pia Zadora. In 2006 Derek starred in 40 episodes of the 65-episode telenovela series Fashion House, featuring Morgan Fairchild.
A horse lover and riding enthusiast since childhood, Derek owns Andalusian horses and is a spokesperson for the Animal Welfare Institute’s campaign to end horse slaughter through passage of federal and state legislation. On February 5, 2002, she published her autobiography entitled Riding Lessons: Everything That Matters in Life I Learned from Horses. She serves on the California Horse Racing Board.
(Source – Wikipedia)