Bo Derek

Bo Derek

  • Born on
    • November 20th, 1956
Bo Derek is an American film actress and model. An aspiring model, 16-year-old Bo Derek was introduced to actor/director/cinematographer John Derek in 1971. Just as he'd done with previous "protegés" Ursula Andress and Linda Evans, Derek literally molded her into a highly desirable superstar. In 1974, the 48-year-old Derek capped his makeover by marrying the 18-year-old Bo. In her first film, the Jaws rip-off Orca, Bo showed up long enough to have her lovely leg chewed off by a killer whale. Her next film was far more rewarding: Blake Edwards' 10 (1979), in which, bouncing along the beach in slow motion to the pulsating rhythms of Ravel's Bolero, the scantily clad, cornrow-coifed Bo became the instant object of star Dudley Moore's affections. An overnight pinup favorite, Bo followed her 10 triumph with a brace of adventure films directed by her husband: Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) and Bolero (1984). After six years away from films, she returned before the cameras in another Derek/Derek co-production, the unsuccessful Ghosts Can't Do It (1990). Bo Derek has since occasionally appeared in such films as the Italian Sognando La California (1991) and the American Woman of Desire (1994). Derek also appeared in Tommy Boy the 1995 comedy starring David Spade and Chris Farley. In 2003, Derek played the mother of a sheltered wannabe named B-Rad (Jamie Kennedy), and joined the Miss Universe 2004 pageant as a judge. The actress appeared in several television series including 7th Heaven, Lucky, and Queen of Swords. In 2006, she took a leading role as a ruthless businesswoman in Fashion House, a telenovela drama series following the scandals and passions found within an elite corporation. When not acting, Bo Derek participates in a number of political and social causes, including working on the behalves of disabeled veterans, serving as a spokeswoman for the Animal Welfare Institute’s campaign to put an end to the slaughter of horses. Derek is an avid equestrian and published an autobiography titled Everything That Matters in Life I Learned from Horses. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Starring Bo Derek on Plex


Acting (18 Credits)

2018The Christmas Trap as Elsa GentryWatch Free
20185 Weddings as Mandy Singh
2018The Last Sharknado: It's About Time as May
2015Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! as May Wexler
2013Highland Park as DestinyWatch Free
2011Hunt for the I-5 Killer as Seaver
2006Fashion House
2006Honor And Respect as Chantal Le Fleur
2003Malibu's Most Wanted as Bess Gluckman
2003Boom as Bo Derek
1995Tommy Boy as Beverly Barish, aka Beverly Burns
1994Woman of Desire as Christina Ford
1989Ghosts Can't Do It as Katie O'Dare Scott
1984Bolero as Lida MacGillivery
1981Tarzan the Ape Man as Jane Porter
1980A Change of Seasons as Lindsey Rutledge
197910 as Jenny Hanley
1977Orca as Annie


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