Derek, Bo 1956–
Derek, Bo 1956–
Original name, Mary Cathleen Collins; born November 20, 1956, in Long Beach, CA; raised in Torrance, CA; daughter of Paul Collins, Jr. (a sales representative) and Norma Bass (a hair and makeup artist; some sources cite name as Norma Jean White); married John Derek (an actor, cinematographer, writer, and director), 1974 (died May 22, 1998). Politics: Republican. Avocational Interests: Horses and horseback riding, photography.
Addresses: Agent—Tom Chasin, Chasin Agency, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 716, Los Angeles, CA 90048; (voice work) Jerry Ryba, Cunningham/Escott/Slevin & Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager—Chuck Binder, Binder and Associates, 1465 Lindacrest Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—Rona Menashe, Guttman Associates Public Relations, 118 South Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Career: Actress, voice performer, and producer. Sven-gali Productions, cofounder. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, member of board of trustees. Previously worked as a model; appeared in commercials, including one for Tic-Tacs breath mints, and in print advertisements for Bijan, Designer for Men, 1995. Bless the Beasts, designer and seller of pet care products; also designed and sold swimwear.
Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, female new star of the year in a motion picture, 1980, for 10.
Fantasies (also known as Once Upon a Time), 1973.
Annie, Orca, the Killer Whale (also known as The Killer Whale and Orca), Paramount, 1977.
Jenny Hanley, 10, Warner Bros., 1979.
Lindsey Rutledge, A Change of Seasons, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.
Jane Parker, Tarzan, the Ape Man, United Artists, 1981.
(As Kathleen Collins) Anastasia, Fantasies (also known as And Once Upon a Love and Once Upon a Love), 1981.
Lida (some sources cite Ayre) MacGillivery, Bolero (also known as Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy), Cannon, 1984.
Katie O'Dare Scott, Ghosts Can't Do It, Triumph Releasing, 1991.
B. J. Cassidy, Hot Chocolate (also known as Amour et chocolat), Live Entertainment, 1992.
Christina Ford, Woman of Desire, Trimark Pictures, 1993.
Herself, Sognando la California (also known as California Dreaming), 1993.
Beverly Barish/Beverly Burns, Tommy Boy, Paramount, 1995.
Herself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), 1997.
Victoria Warren, Sunstorm, First Look Home Entertainment, 2001.
Bess Gluckman, Malibu's Most Wanted, Warner Bros., 2003.
Tarzan, the Ape Man, United Artists, 1981.
Bolero (also known as Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy), Cannon, 1984.
Ghosts Can't Do It, Triumph Releasing, 1991.
Herself, The Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002.
Herself, Frazetta: Painting with Fire (documentary), Cinemachine, 2003.
Herself, Boom, Worldwide Entertainment, 2003.
Television Appearances; Series:
Ciel Connolly, Wind on Water, NBC, 1998.
Host, The Hollywood Fashion Machine, AMC, 1999.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Helen Allgood, Shattered Image, USA Network, 1994.
Miss Allison James, Horror 101, Sci-Fi Channel, 2000.
Katherine Sullivan, Frozen with Fear, Lifetime, 2000.
Thada Pryce, Murder at the Cannes Film Festival, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.
Kathryn Garr, Life in the Balance, Lifetime, 2001.
Nicola Markham, Crusader, 2004.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 3, ABC, 1985.
The Wildest West Show of the Stars, CBS, 1986.
What Is This Thing Called Love?, ABC, 1993.
Dudley Moore, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.
Interviewee, Tarzan: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arts and Entertainment, 1996.
Interviewee, Bo Derek: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.
Interviewee, Dudley Moore: In Pursuit of Happiness, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.
Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Linda Evans, Lifetime, 2000.
Interviewee, Rona Barrett: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.
Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Laila Ali, Lifetime, 2001.
The Kentucky Derby, ABC, 2002.
Host, Uncut: The True Story of Hair, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.
Herself, RIP202, Channel 4, 2002.
Interviewee, Complicated Women, TCM, 2003.
Host, Above and Below Maui, 2003.
Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Bo Derek, Lifetime, 2003.
(In archive footage) Celebrity Naked Ambition, Channel 5, 2003.
(In archive footage) E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.
Host, I Can't Believe I Wore That, Women's Entertainment Network, 2005.
Playboy's Celebrity Centerfolds, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Herself, "Drew's Reunion," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1999.
Camille Weller, "Metamorphosis," Family Law, CBS, 2000.
Famous Homes & Hideaways, syndicated, 2000.
Mary Rose, "The Witness," Queen of Swords (also known as Reina de espadas and Tessa, a la pointe de l'epee), syndicated, 2000.
Susan Bergen, "Burning Down the House," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 2001.
Susan Bergen, "Give Mommy a Kiss," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 2001.
Susan Bergen, "I've Got a Secret," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 2001.
Herself, "Honest Bob," Bob Patterson, ABC, 2001.
Joan, "The Dating Game," Lucky, FX Channel, 2003.
Mrs. Kinkirk, "I Love Lucy," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2003.
Mrs. Kinkirk, "We Do," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2003.
"Bo Derek," Autograph, 2003.
Mrs. Kinkirk, "Honor Thy Mother," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2005.
Old Mrs. Grundy, "Still Helping Out," Still Standing, CBS, 2005.
(Uncredited) Herself, "Series Finale," The Contender, NBC, 2005.
Also appeared in an episode of Hollywood Squares.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
"I Love 1979," I Love 1970's, BBC, 1979.
Hollywood Women, 1994.
I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.
(In archive footage) The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
Presenter, The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, CBS, 1989.
The 1996 World Music Awards, ABC, 1996.
Presenter, The British Comedy Awards 2001, ITV, 2001.
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, VH1, 2002.
Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:
Conversation with Cassini, Arts and Entertainment, 1989.
"Wetten, dass …? a us Wiesbaden," Wetten, dass …?, 1990.
Que apostamos?, 1993.
Tal cual, 1993.
Die Harald Schmidt Show (also known as Late Night Show mit Harald Schmidt), 1996.
The Mrs. Merton Show, 1997.
So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 1999.
Mundo VIP, 1999, 2000.
Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2000.
V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002.
The View, ABC, 2005.
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNBC, 2005.
Corazon, corazon, 2005.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight, CBS, 1980.
Hollywood on Horses, 1989.
The Best of "So Graham Norton," United Film and Television Productions, 2004.
Adrenaline Cowboys: 8 Seconds to Glory, Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2004.
"Tommy Boy:" Behind the Laughter, Paramount Home Entertainment, 2005.
Just the Two of Us, Paramount Home Entertainment, 2005.
(With Mark Seal) Riding Lessons: Everything that Matters in Life I Learned from Horses, Regan Books, 2002.
Derek, Bo, and Mark Seal, Riding Lessons: Everything that Matters in Life I Learned from Horses, Regan Books, 2002.
Entertainment Weekly, October 12, 2001, p. 94.
Los Angeles Times, September 9, 1984, p. C15.
People Weekly, June 8, 1998, p. 128; May 8, 2000, p. 95.
Sly, January, 2006, pp. 54-63.
TV Guide, August 29, 1998, pp. 20-24.
Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2000, p. A1.
Women's Wear Daily, February 27, 1997, p. 12.
Bo Derek Official Site, http://www.boderek.com, July 7, 2006.
Other; Television Specials:
Bo Derek: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.
Intimate Portrait: Bo Derek, Lifetime, 2003.