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.
Collins attended Narbonne High School and George S.
Patton Continuation School, both in Harbor City, California.
The producer David Selznick put him under contract as a teenager, and gave him small roles (billed as Derek Harris) in the Selznick productions Since You Went Away (1944, as a boyfriend of Shirley Temple) and I'll Be Seeing You (1945, as a sailor).
After war service, he was cast in the important role of a young man prompted by social conditions to turn to a life of violent crime in Nicholas Ray's Knock on Any Door (1949).
American actor Bo Derek stands outdoors at the Regent Park Zoo while promoting the film 'Tarzan,' directed by her husband John Derek, London, England, September 1981.
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 were critically well received.
A widow since 1998, she lives with actor John Corbett.
Golden Apple Awards winner, Bo Derek is an actress and model from United States.
She has also established herself as a movie producer.