Catherine Bach

Catherine Bach


3/1/1954, Warren, Ohio, USA

Birth Name

Catherine Bachman


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Catherine Bach was born in 1954, in Warren, Ohio, to a German father and a Mexican mother. In the 1970s, she had small roles in the Matt Helm television series, and appeared in the movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. In 1979, bombshell Catherine shot to notoriety as Daisy Duke,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Catherine's parents - an acupuncturist of Mexican descent, and a cowboy of German descent - divorced when she was 6 and her brother Philip was 5.

    • Catherine Bach was the star of the track team in high school.

    • Catherine Bach has a long held interest in domestic violence. She says "Its not right and its not manly" One time in a Santa Fe hotel lobby, the actress spotted a man slapping his wife. The actress leaped on the man's back, threw him to the floor, then flipped him over and smacked him one. ``Do you like that?'' she demanded. ``Did that feel good to you?'' She later reprised the incident in an episode of Skies in which she pounded on an abusive husband so fiercely that the actor wouldn't speak to her for days.

    • Catherine has blueish green eyes.

    • Catherine came back to play Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion and The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood.

    • She moved to California in 1970 to take drama courses.

    • Catherine's first husband is Angela Lansubry's stepson.

    • Catherine met her current husband Peter Lopez at the house of Don Henly (from the eagles) when working on a enviormental project. Catherine says "I was actually engaged to somebody else and he was just a friend. Then I realised I couldn't marry the other fellow. My mother was so excited. To a Mexican mother, having a daughter interested in a Mexican lawyer, well, that was her dream. As soon as she saw him at a party, she would be like, 'Please, Peter, you're going through a divorce, sit with us.' And I said, 'Don't sit there because whoever my mother likes I hate.' Up to now we've had a nice relationship."

    • Catherine had fertility problems. She miscarried during her first pregnancy, and took fertility pills for five years before having her first daughter Sophia in 1996.

    • When Catherine left home to go to LA, she worked at Woolworths until the acting jobs picked up.

    • Her callsigns in The Dukes of Hazzard were Bo Peep or Country Cousin.

    • Every now and then Catherine gets together with all the women that worked on The Dukes of Hazzard.

    • One of Catherine Bach's Daisy Duke outfits is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

    • According to Catherine Bach in an interview on E! True Hollywood Story, her famous "Daisy Duke" shorts almost didn't make it onto the show. According to the story, when network executives saw her wearing the shorts, they had a fit and told the producers she couldn't wear them. After arguing back and forth, the execs allowed her to wear them on one condition: She had to wear pantyhose beneath them (So nothing would accidentally be "revealed" should she bend over). Instead of detracting attention, as the execs hoped, the hose highlighted her legs and drew attention, making Bach a TV sex symbol.

    • Catherine was born on exactly the same day as actor-director Ron Howard.

    • Daughters Sophia and Laura were in a scene of The Princess Diaries, but are uncredited.

    • In 1970 Catherine moved to California from South Dakota to take drama courses.

    • Catherine took dancing lessons while in high school in South Dakota.

    • Catherine's original outfit for The Dukes Of Hazzard was a poodle skirt and frilly shirt. She was unhappy with the outfit, and fashioned the Daisy Dukes.

    • Catherine once had her legs insured for one million dollars.

    • Catherine is currently working on a "Dukes Of Hazzard" cookbook and a line of clothing.

    • Catherine had a successful run on QVC Europe where she sold her own line of jewelry.

    • In 1998, Catherine and her husband, Peter Lopez, became founding members of "C.O.A.C.H For Kids" which provides free medical services, via mobile medical clinics for children with their families in low-income areas of Los Angelas County.

    • In the first Dukes Of Hazzard reunion movie, Catherine did not even want to wear her Daisy Dukes because she had just had her first daughter Sophia.

    • Catherine Bach did her first and only nude scene at the age of 19, for the movie Nicole.

    • Catherine was engaged to mime Robert Shields for a time during the mid-80's.

    • Catherine testified before Congress on behalf of the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act in 1994.

    • Catherine appeared on The Love Boat in May of 1980.

    • Catherine sang in the choir and appeared in the music video for the song "Voices That Care."

    • Catherine has appeared in two movies with Burt Reynolds: Hustle and Cannonball Run 2.

    • In 1986, Catherine appeared in the play Extremities at Burt Reynolds' dinner theatre in Jupiter, FL.

    • Catherine appeared with legendary actor Burt Lancaster in The Midnight Man.

    • Catherine co-starred with Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges in 1974's Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

    • Though born in Ohio, Catherine grew up in South Dakota.

    • Catherine provided the voice of Daisy on the animated version of the series entitled The Dukes.

    • Catherine made some of the clothes she wore on Dukes of Hazzard.

    • Catherine has remained close to her Dukes of Hazzard co-stars over the years since the series ended.

    • She is 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

    • Over 5 million copies of Catherine's Daisy Duke pin-up poster were sold.

    • Catherine is currently in negotiations to write her memoirs.

    • Contrary to internet rumors, Catherine is neither the mother nor the older sister of Jennifer Lopez.

    • Catherine says her favorite coutry singer is Trisha Yearwood.

    • Catherine appeared as Daisy Duke on an episode of Enos which was a spin-off from Dukes of Hazzard.

    • Catherine put in an appearance at the Dukes Fest in June 2005 in Bristol, TN.

    • Catherine's husband, Peter Lopez, is an entertainment attorney.

    • She appeared on the 1991-93 drama African Skies which aired on the Family Channel. The series was filmed in Africa.

    • She has two daughters with second husband Peter Lopez: Sophia (11) and Laura (8).

    • According to Celebrity Sleuth magazine Catherines measurements were 36-23-35.

    • Catherine made the term "Daisy Dukes" famous due to the short denim cutoff shorts she wore while playing Daisy.

  • Quotes

    • Catherine: (on her husband Peter Lopez) Every man, until Peter, was worried about my success. Peter enjoys it

    • Catherine: I haven't been out much in the past 2 years due to being busy with my daughters.

    • Catherine Bach: The fans are fantastic!

    • Catherine: (on not being part of the 2005 Dukes movie) No one wants to feel they're retired. No one wants to feel they're not important anymore. It was hurtful not to be called.

    • Catherine: (about her driving) My husband won't let me touch his Porsche. Who could blame him? After John [Schneider] and I drop our kids off at school, we go racing down the street. One time, I was running errands, and had to drop a friend's dog off. I slowed down to let the dog out, and a cop come up behind me and says 'I hope you know I have to give you a ticket for going 104 miles an hour.' Some brands of cars ride so smooth you don't even realize how fast you're going.

    • Catherine: (about the "Dukes of Hazzard" reunion movie) Two years ago we lost Sorrell Brooke to cancer. At his funeral, the whole cast came together and reminisced about Sorrell, Boss Hogg and all the fun we had shooting the series. Right then and there, John [Schneider], Tom [Wopat] and I decided it was time to return to Hazzard and honor our pal.

    • Catherine: I thought, 'They want a Dolly Parton look-alike.' They're not gonna like me.'

  • She is one of the best actresses and she was hot on The Dukes of Hazzard!!

    When I watched The Dukes of Hazzard, I said to my little brother " That lady is hot!!!" From that show on I loved her and try to catch The Dukes of Hazzard when it came on! She was my childhood love! My little brother said that I was crazy, but you're right, she is hot!!!!! I'm a redneck and proud of it! I rather watch her than wathin' Shania Twain! I'm am just that way! I and a redneck is what a redneck says they like, they stick with it to the end! I end this reveiw with " Yee Haw!!"moreless
  • She was my favorite actress or actor of all time.

    Catharine Bach played in many series but my favorite role she did by far was that of Daisy Duke on 'The Duke's of Hazzard'. She was a girl who could drive like Richard Petty, shoot like Annie Oakley and knew all the words to Dolly Parton's songs. But one of the most famous things about her was her shorts. She wore them in every episode. They were way above the knee and made the men weak at the knees. She also could show her singing talent by writing songs and by singing songs with John Schneider and Tom Wopat. She was a great actress and as you can see a personal favorite.moreless