Few believed the relationship would last, but they married in Las Vegas when Bo was 20 and stayed together until Derek's death from heart failure in 1998.Many considered him to be a controlling, Svengali influence in Bo's life.
Okay, so, according to Bo Derek, there are women that do and those that don't. Oh, and while we're at it, she doesn't do Botox or collagen, either.When you're young you just think you know everything.' Bo, the oldest of four children, was born Mary Cathleen Collins. Her mother, Norma, accompanied her to Greece to film Once Upon A Time, but soon began a romance with a Greek man, leaving her daughter alone much of the time with Derek. 'John was completely honest with all of us,' she says.Her parents divorced when she was 14 and, within a year, she was truanting from school, hanging out on the beach and experimenting with drugs, until she signed with a theatrical agent. 'The name John Derek meant nothing to me,' she says. 'We were never deceived, never embarrassed, never humiliated by him.' Hang on.Some day it'll be love at first sight or not at all." I was so averse to dating. I never knew if someone wanted to meet me because they wanted to meet me or whether it was because I was some kind of prize, so I just avoided dating.' Until, of course, she met Corbett, who played Aidan, Carrie Bradshaw's-boyfriend, in Sex And The City.'I was going to the Oscars with a girlfriend and heard from a friend that John was also going and wanted to escort me,' she says.