The iconic blonde bikini bombshell: What is Bo Derek up to nowadays?

Actress Bo Derek is best known for her role in 10, which was directed by her husband. Her beauty leaves people in absolute awe. Bo knew she was meant for a career in acting since she was a young girl.

At sixteen she lander her first film role in Once Upon A Love thanks to her mother who worked for the Swedish-American actress Ann-Margeret. This is where Bo first met her future husband, actor and director John Derek.

John was married to actress Linda Evans at the time but he decided to divorce her in order to be with Bo who was thirty years younger than him.

Now that she is older Bo reflects on this and says she felt bad for ruining their marraige.

“I was at least halfway responsible for some serious pain she (Linda Evans) went through. She’d been very gracious and kind … And I just saw her yesterday, funny enough. We were at a jewellery trunk show for charity. And she was just as fabulous and wonderful as ever. I always feel like sh*t when I’m around her. It’s just ingrained, years later,” Bo remarked.

Bo and John spent most of their time in Mexico and Europe to avoid being arrested for dating a minor, in 1976 they decided to get married in Las Vegas.

Bo’s cornrow-style blonde braids which was her husband’s idea that became an important part of her.

”It was the tail end of the 1970s and everything was fluffy, and I’m blond, and … What are you going to do to look different? John had always thought that that would be a good look for me, just for photography—he’s a great photographer. And we tried it. And he said, ‘Why don’t you take these pictures into Blake and see if he’ll go for it. It would be really good for the part, so you don’t look ordinary,’” she mentioned in an interview.

Bo played many roles, over the years mainly in movies directed by John, including Tarzan, The Ape Man (1981), Bolero (1984) and Ghosts Can’t Do It (1990) as well as the series 7th Heaven, Lucky, and Queen of Swords.

In 1988 John Derek passed away at the age of 71. Bo has begun dating actor John Corbett, 60. “We enjoy each other’s company; we make each other laugh. After 15 years we still hold hands; we still have barbecues with friends a couple times a week,” Bo said a few years back. In 2020, they decided to tie the knot.

One of Bo’s passion which is a huge part of her life is horses, she even wrote an autobiography titled Riding Lessons: Everything That Matters in Life I Learned from Horses. Bo is an activist who fights for animals rights particularly in missions to end to horse slaughter.

Bo remains one of the most beautiful actresses of all time.

Take a look at one of her scenes from 10. 

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