Bo Derek

Bo Derek (Cathleen Collins) Biography, Net Worth, Married, Husband, Family, Personal Life, Nationality, Age, Wiki, Height, Career, Films

Cathleen Collins, better known as Bo Derek, is an American actress, film producer, and model best known for her appearance in the sex comedy film “10.” (1979). She is well-known for being one of the most popular sex icons of the 1970s and 1980s. In 1977, she made her cinematic debut as Annie in “Orca.”

She is also recognized for her roles in films directed by her late husband, John Derek, such as “Tarzan, the Ape Man” (1981), “Bolero” (1984), and “Fantasies” (1981). Bo has been in a number of television shows, including “The Drew Carey Show,” “Queen of Swords,” “Lucky,” and “Standing.” She also produced and appeared in the romantic comedy “Ghosts Can’t Do It” (1989).

Derek is particularly recognized for her connection with her only husband, the late-John Derek, who was 30 years her senior and died in 1988, leaving Bo a widow. She is currently in a partnership with actor John Corbett, with whom she has been happily married for almost 18 years, albeit they have no children together. She is also very active on social media, with roughly 31k followers on Instagram: @reallyboderek.

Well-known for?

  • She is well-known as an American actress and for her appearance in the sex comedy film “10.”

Early Life

Bo Derek was born in Long Beach, California, on November 20, 1956. Her nationality is American. Mary Cathleen Collins is her given name. Her ethnicity is White, and her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

She is the oldest of four children born to Paul Collins (father) and Norma Collins (mother). Her father was a Hobie Cat executive, while her mother was a make-up artist and Ann-hairdresser. Her parents split afterward, and her mother married American stuntman, Bobby Bass.

She grew up in Harbor City, California. She graduated from Nerbonne High School. She afterward attended the George S. Patton Continuation School. She skipped lessons and hitchhiked to the beach while still in school. She dropped out of school when she was 16 to pursue a career in acting.

During the production of her first picture, she began dating director John Dereck, who was 30 years her senior. She began a sexual relationship with him. After John divorced his wife, Linda Evans, she relocated to Germany with him. When Bo became 19, the pair married and moved back to the United States.

Celebrated Name Bo Derek
Age 65 Years old.
Nick Name Bo Derek
Birth Name Mary Cathleen Collins
Birth Date 1956-11-20
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Long Beach, California
Birth Nation USA
Ethnicity American-White
Race White
Famous For Being a successful film and television actress, film producer, and model
Best Known For For her role as Jenny Hanley in the sex comedy “10” (1979)
Father Paul Collins
Mother Norma Bass
Siblings 3
Sisters 2; Kerry Perez
Brothers 1
Horoscope Scorpio
High School Narbonne High School and George S. Patton Continuation School
Awards Golden Raspberry Award
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Husband John Derek (Died)
Boyfriend John Corbett
Net Worth $50 Million
Salary In Millions
Source of Wealth Acting Career
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 57 Kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim
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Bo Derek Career

  • Bo Derek made her professional acting debut in 1977 with the American thriller “Orca,” directed by Michael Anderson.
  • In 1979, she starred in Blake Edwards’ romantic comedy film “10,” which introduced her as a sex symbol. This film was a huge hit, earning her more jobs in the future.
  • She was featured in Playboy Magazine in 1980 after being introduced as a sex icon. She was featured in the magazine again in 1981, 1984, and 1994.

  • In 1981, she played Anastasia in the film “Fantasies,” directed by her late husband, John Derek. Critics gave it unfavorable feedback.
  • She starred as Jane Parker in her late husband’s “Tarzan, the Ape Man” in 1981, which was a tremendous box office hit but earned terrible critical reviews.
  • In 1984, she earned unfavorable reviews for her next starring role in “Bolero,” directed by John.
  • Following a five-year hiatus, Bo returned to the screen in 1989, with a major part in “Ghosts Can’t Do It,” directed by her husband. It was John’s final film, and it was produced by Bo. However, this picture did not receive favorable reviews from critics.
  • She then acted in a number of films, including “Woman of Desire” (1993), “Tommy Boy” (1995), “Frozen with Fear” (2001), and “Master of Disguise” (2002).
  • In 2017, she played Mandy Singh Dhaliwal in the American-Indian film “5 Weddings,” opposite Indian actor Raj Kumar Rao and actress Nargis Fakhri.
  • In 1999, she was featured on ‘The Drew Carey Show.’ It was followed by guest appearances on numerous television episodes such as ‘Family Law,’ ‘Queen of Swords,’ ‘Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place,’ ‘Lucky,’ ‘Still Standing,’ ‘7th Heaven,’ ‘Fashion House,’ ‘Chuck,’ and many more.
  • In 2002, Bo released her autobiography, “Riding Lessons: Everything That Matters in Life I Learned from Horses.”
  • She also appeared in television films such as “Sharkando 3: Oh Hell No!” in 2015 and “The Last Sharkando: It’s About Time” in 2018.

  • Bo Derek appears as a guest on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week on August 13, 2020.
  • Achievement and Awards
  • In 1980, Bo Derek was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture- Female for her role in the film “10.”
  • She has received two Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actress for her roles in “Tarzan, the Ape Man” and “Tommy Boy.”
  • She has also been nominated five times for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress.
  • In 2002, she was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress for her performance in Master of Disguise.


Year Film Role Notes
1977 Orca Annie a.k.a. Orca: The Killer Whale (for some releases).
1979 10 Jenny Hanley Nominated – Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress
1980 A Change of Seasons Lindsey Rutledge
1981 Fantasies Anastasia Billed as: Kathleen Collins. Filmed in 1973, it was her earliest-shot film
1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man Jane Parker Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
1984 Bolero Ayre “Mac” MacGillivery
1990 Ghosts Can’t Do It Katie O’Dare Scott
1992 Sognando la California Herself
1993 Woman of Desire Christina Ford
1995 Tommy Boy Beverly Barish-Burns Callahan Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2001 Sunstorm Victoria Warren
2001 Frozen with Fear Katherine Sullivan
2001 Horror 101 Miss Allison James
2002 The Master of Disguise Herself Cameo appearance
Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2003 Malibu’s Most Wanted Bess Gluckman
2003 Boom Herself Cameo appearance
2017 5 Weddings Mandy Singh Dhaliwal
2018 Christmas in the Heartland Elsa Gentry


Year Program Role Notes
1992 Hot Chocolate B.J. Cassidy Television movie
1994 Shattered Image Helen Allgood Television movie
1998 Wind on Water Ciel Connolly 3 episodes
1999 The Drew Carey Show Herself 1 episode
2000 Family Law Camille Weller 1 episode
2000 Queen of Swords Mary Rose 1 episode “The Witness”
2000 Murder at the Cannes Film Festival Thada Pryce Television movie
2001 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Susan Bergen 3 episodes
2003 Lucky Joan 1 episode
2005 Still Standing Mrs. Rose Grundy 1 episode
2003-2005 7th Heaven Mrs. Kinkirk 3 episodes
2005 Crusader Nicola Markham Television movie
2006 Fashion House Maria Gianni 40 episodes
2011 The Hunt for the I-5 Killer Seaver Television movie
2012 Chuck Herself Season 5, Episode 10 “Chuck Versus Bo”
2012 CSI: Miami Joanna Toring Season 10, Episode 14
2015 Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! May Wexler Television movie
2018 The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time May Wexler Television movie
2020 JL Family Ranch 2: The Wedding Gift Claudia Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie

Production credits


Film Genre Year Role
Love You Porn 1979 Producer
Ghosts Can’t Do It Romantic Comedy 1989 Producer, Actor

Who is the husband of Bo Derek?

Bo Derek has only been married once in her life. Derek married John Derek for the first and only time. John was an American actor and director best remembered for his roles in “Knock on Any Door,” “All the King’s Men,” and “Rogues of Sherwood Forest” (all 1949).

At the age of 16, Bo began dating John, who was 30 years her senior, although John was still married to his third wife, actress Linda Evans.

Bo Derek and her former husband,John Derek.

They both went to Mykonos, Greece, to make the film “And Once Upon a Time” (unreleased until 1981, under the title Fantasies). Derek and Collins developed an affair while filming, after which Evans moved to the United States and filed for divorce in 1974. They stayed in Germany, however, to escape difficulties and prosecution for dating a child until Cathleen turned 18 the next year.

After her 18th birthday, the pair went to the United States and married on June 10, 1976. Cathleen later changed her name to Bo Derek, and the pair were married for 22 years until John died of heart failure on May 22, 1998. Despite her 22-year marriage to John Derek, she and her husband never produced children. She has been in a relationship with actor John Corbett since 2002, four years after John’s death, and they currently live on a ranch near Santa Barbara, California. They’ve been together for nearly 18 years, but there’s a high chance they’ll never go down the separate. They married in December 2020.

Bo Derek and her current husband, John Corbett.
Bo Derek and her current husband, John Corbett.

She is also a passionate horse lover and rider, and she owns a champion pure Portuguese mare named Gaiata. She also serves as a national honorary chairwoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs National Rehabilitation Special Events.

What is Bo Derek net worth?

Bo Derek enjoys a decent income from her work as an actress and a producer. Dereck began her career in 1977 and has amassed a sizable wealth from her various films and television series. As of 2020, her net worth is expected to be $50 million. Her net worth comprises all of her property as well as her current earnings.

Bo Derek Height

Bo Derek is a wonderful lady who looks stunning even in her 60s. Bo Derek has won many hearts worldwide with her outstanding performance and beautiful personality. She is 5ft. 3in. (1.60m) tall and weighs approximately 57kg (126 lbs).

She has a thin figure with measurements of 36-24-34 inches, a dress size of 4 (US), and a shoe size of 6 (US). She has pale skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes.