The romance followed her marriage to American actor John Derek, who was 30 years her senior.The couple tied the knot in 1976, marking Derek's fourth marriage, and the lovebirds remained wed until his death in 1998.In 1973 John Derek began production on a film entitled Fantasies, a low-budget, English-language romantic drama starring Collins and several unknown German actors. In an effort to capitalize on Collins' beauty, Derek worked into the film several risqué scenes, including brief nudity.John Derek twice re-edited the film in an effort to sell it to major studios.
Bo Derek (born Mary Cathleen Collins; November 20, 1956) is an American film and television actress, movie producer, and model perhaps best known for her breakthrough role in the 1979 film 10.
She became something of a pin-up after making a bikini-clad appearance in 1979 flick 10.
But forty years later and Bo Derek proved she was as radiant and youthful as ever as she made a dazzling appearance at the 57th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco.
The film remained unreleased until 1981, at which time it received negative notices.
Collins and John Derek married on June 10, 1976; she was 19 and he 49.