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    • Bo is in seclusion, devastated over the death of her brother, Collin Johnson Collins, 47 of Long Beach. Collin was on his way to celebrate Thanksgiving with her and boyfriend John Corbett, when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding on the Los Angeles freeway. Collin was struck and pinned underneath an oncoming car. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene according to the Los Angeles County Coroner.

    • Bo was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2004.

    • Bo has been dating her current boyfriend, John Corbett for 3 years, the two met on a blind date that a mutual friend had arranged.

    • Bo is close friends with Jane Fonda, who tried to constantly fix her up with Ted Turner, even while the couple were still married.

    • Bo and John purchased a ranch in Santa Ynez, California, where she ran a small horse breeding business for several years, facilitating the siring of her mares and acting as midwife at the birth of their foals.

    • Bo was blacklisted by Hollywood at the age of 22, for refusing to be on the cover of Time magazine.

    • Bo popularized the corn-row hairstyle in the late 70's, the more beads, the better.

    • Bo's highly publicized affair with John derek, began while on a Greek Isle film set, while he was still married to Linda Evans.

    • Bo's mother was a hair stylist and makeup artist for Ann-Margaret, and Bo was backstage at one of her shows, when a theatrical agent approached her about pursuing a movie career, at age 16.

    • Bo has incorporated years of bathing and grooming nine dogs and 22 horses, and created her own line of pet care products, called 'Bless The Beasts'. A portion of all of her sales go to 'Canine Companies for Independence', an organization that trains dogs to assist people with disabilities.

    • Bo never dreamed of being in films, or famous in any way, as teen. Instead she assumed that she would end up working in a surf shop.

    • Bo got her first modeling job at age 15 in Hawaii, where her father was working for a boat company, modeling didn't interest her at the time though, she figured the money would help her buy a surfboard.

    • Bo wrote her autobiography, titled Riding Lessons: Everything I That Matters In Life I Learned from Horses.

    • Bo was i6 years old when she met John Derek, the man thirty years her senior, with whom she would spend the next 25 years with, until his death in 1998.

    • Bo has always remained intensley private about her private life, especially about her May-December romance and marriage to John derek.

    • Bo was named at age 43, one of People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People'.

    • Bo and her late husband, John Derek, Formed 'Svengali Productions' company.

    • Bo was the photographer for the John Corbett tour, she shot his self-titled CD cover.

    • Bo rejected the offer to play the Jessica Lange role in the 1976 remake of King Kong.

    • Bo was involved in President Bush's 2000 political campaign, she was involved with fund raising.

    • She won a Razzie Award for her acting in Tarzan, the Ape Man.

    • Her mother was a hair and make-up artist.

    • She is the stepdaughter of stuntman Bobby Bass.

    • She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall.

    • Her Astrological sign is Scorpio.

    • She is on the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center.

    • She did the first USO tour for the troops in Europe after September 11th, 2001.

    • She is a member of the Republican Party.

    • She is a photographer of Fine Art Quality.

    • She is a vegetarian.

    • She was married to actor John Derek from 1974 until his death in 1998.

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