Bo Derek (born November 20, 1956) is an American film actress and model.
Derek was born Mary Cathleen Collins in Long Beach, California. She is of Irish, German, Dutch and Welsh descent. Her father, Paul Collins, was a Hobie Cat executive, and her mother, Norma Bass, was a make-up artist and hairdresser to Ann-Margret. Derek's parents divorced, and her mother married American stunt performer Bobby Bass.
Derek attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California. She then attended George S. Patton Continuation School which is adjacent to Narbonne.