- Met future husband John Derek, who was 30 years older, when she was 16.
- Turned down the lead in 1976's King Kong. (Jessica Lange took the part.)
- Has been on the cover of Playboy magazine five times, and has had nude spreads photographed by her husband.
- In 2002, published her autobiography Riding Lessons: Everything That Matters in Life I Learned from Horses.
- In 2004, named spokesperson for the National Horse Protection Coalition.
- In 2006, appointed to the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
- Created a pet-care products company, Bo Derek's Bless the Beasts, which includes a product called "Dog Soothing Shampoo."
- 1980, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
- John Corbett — Significant Other
- John Derek — Husband (deceased)
- Norma Bass — Mother
- Bobby Bass — Stepfather
- Kelly Collins — Sister
- Colin Collins — Brother
- Kerry Collins — Sister
- Paul Collins — Father
- Birth Name: Mary Cathleen Collins
- Birth Place: Long Beach, CA
- Profession: Actor
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