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She was also lucky that year as she also won this award.“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” Wowing the world with her slow-motion beach run wearing a nude colored bikini with braids in her hair, Bo Derek instantly found fame as an actress and international sex symbol after she starred in the 1979 film 10. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chloe Kim Chloe and Amy both were honored with the Inspirational Athlete Award.The Sports Spectacular raises funds to benefit the Sports Spectacular Diabetes and Obesity Wellness and Research Center at Cedars-Sinai. By 1976, the couple returned to Hollywood where the 19-year-old shocked the world with her freshly dyed blonde hair and sex appeal as she exchanged vows with the 49-year-old Derek and adopted the name, “Bo.” Thanks to her recent makeover, Bo caught the attention of director Michael Anderson who cast her in the 1977 flick Orca, which came on the heels of the widely successful Jaws.In 1979, Bo auditioned for and won the part of Jenny Hanley in the romantic comedy 10, which became a critical and box office success while catapulting Bo’s acting career and her reputation as an international sex symbol.So, what’s her Hollywood story and what’s she been up to over the last few decades? Born as Mary Cathleen Collins on November 20, 1956 in Long Beach, California, her father worked as an executive with the renowned Hobie Cat Company while her mother was a stylist and makeup artist for celebrities like Ann-Margret.
In 1984, she got her one and only nomination in Golden Apple Awards.“It took me about two seconds to make that decision. She came along as my chaperone, on the gorgeous island of Mykonos, in the winter, so we were the only foreigners there.It was magical.” Although she was only 16 years old at the time and John—who was 30 years older—was married to actress Linda Evans of Dynasty fame, the two became romantically involved as their love story unfolded over the next few weeks in Greece and eventually led John to divorce his wife.Patton Continuation School and Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California but was more interested in life outside the classroom than what her teachers had to say.During an interview on Late Night with David Letterman, she confessed, “I was 16 when I quit high school. I spent about a month going to the beach surfing and sunbathing while I was supposed to be in school—when I got caught, my mom was furious.