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Derek in 2010
Mary Cathleen Collins
November 20, 1956
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Other names||Kathleen Collins
Beau C. Shane
|Relatives||Sean Catherine Derek (stepdaughter)|
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.
Derek was born Mary Cathleen Collins in Long Beach, California. Her father, Paul Collins, was a Hobie Cat executive, and her mother, Norma, was a make-up artist and hairdresser to Ann-Margret. Derek's parents divorced, and her mother married American stunt performer Bobby Bass.
I was 16 when I quit high school. I didn't really mean to quit. I spent about a month going to the beach surfing and sunbathing while I was supposed to be in school: when I got caught, my mom was furious. I started to go back to school, and I was really enjoying it, and then I went to go do this film with John in Greece...
While attending Narbonne High School in Los Angeles at age 16 in 1973, Cathleen became romantically involved with John Derek, a married man 30 years her senior. Not long after the two started dating, John divorced his wife, actress Linda Evans. The couple moved to Germany, where John Derek would not be subject to prosecution under California statutory rape laws due to Cathleen's illicit underage association with Derek.
|Orca||1977||Annie||AKA: Orca: The Killer Whale (for some releases).|
|10||1979||Jenny Hanley||Nominated: Golden Globe Award for Best New Star|
|A Change of Seasons||1980||Lindsey Rutledge|
|Fantasies||1981||Anastasia||Billed as: Kathleen Collins. Filmed in 1973; legally her "film debut".|
|Tarzan, the Ape Man||1981||Jane Parker||Won: Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress|
|Bolero||1984||Ayre "Mac" MacGillivery|
|Ghosts Can't Do It||1990||Katie O'Dare Scott|
|Woman of Desire||1993||Christina Ford|
|Tommy Boy||1995||Beverly Barish-Burns Callahan||Nominated: Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress|
|Frozen with Fear||2001||Katherine Sullivan|
|Horror 101||2001||Miss Allison James|
|The Master of Disguise||2002||Herself||
Nominated: Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
|Malibu's Most Wanted||2003||Bess Gluckman|
|Life in the Balance||2004||Kathryn Garr|
|5 Weddings||2017||Mandy Singh Dhaliwal|
|Hot Chocolate||1992||BJ Cassidy||Television movie|
|Shattered Image||1994||Helen Allgood||Television movie|
|Wind on Water||1998||Ciel Connolly||3 episodes|
|The Drew Carey Show||1999||Herself||1 episode|
|Family Law||2000||Camille Weller||1 episode|
|Queen of Swords||2000||Mary Rose||1 episode "The Witness"|
|Murder at the Cannes Film Festival||2000||Thada Pryce||Television movie|
|Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place||2001||Susan Bergen||3 episodes|
|Still Standing||2005||Mrs. Rose Grundy||1 episode|
|7th Heaven||2003–05||Mrs. Kinkirk||3 episodes|
|Crusader||2005||Nicola Markham||Television movie|
|Fashion House||2006||Maria Gianni||40 episodes|
|The Hunt for the I-5 Killer||2011||Seaver||Television movie|
|Chuck||2012||Herself||Season 5, Episode 10 "Chuck Versus Bo"|
|CSI: Miami||2012||Joanna Toring||Season 10, Episode 14|
|Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!||2015||May Wexler||Television movie|
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