One time while Heather was walking in Central Park, a cop car pulled up to her and she thought she was in trouble, but the cops ended up giving her a ride home instead.
Heather loves junk food. She is a huge fan of Taco Bell and anything with hot sauce on it.
Heather was arrested outside Santa Barbara, CA in September of 2008 on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. She was later released without having to post bail. After appearing in court in January 2009 Heather was sentenced to three years' informal probation and received a fine of approximately $900. Heather was also ordered to attend a drivers' education program. She pleaded no contest to the reduced charge of reckless driving.
In July 2008 it was revealed that Heather had been treated for anxiety and depression at a facility in Arizona.
Heather hosted both the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards and the 1999 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.
In the early 80's Heather was seriously involved with, as well as briefly engaged to Scott Baio (Happy Days, Charles in Charge). In fact, Scott has said in numerous interviews, including during his reality series Scott Baio Is 45...and Single, that she was the love of his life and definitely "The one that got away."
Heather was among People Magazine's "100 Most Beautiful People of 2006".
Heather and Jack Wagner, first seen together in March of 2007, officially confirmed the next month that they were a couple and have been dating since. However, the two have been friends for years. They knew one another since playing on again/off again spouses Peter and Amanda on Melrose Place in the 90's. They both stated that it was not until long after their marriages (him to Kristina Wagner of General hospital and her to rocker Richie Sambora) ended that they ever considered each other romantically.
Aaron Spelling called Heather his "Lucky Penny." All of his shows that she starred in became hits.
While Heather attended UCLA, her father was the dean of the School of Engineering there.
After Heather joined the cast of Melrose Place, the show's previously low ratings spiked up substantially, something for which Heather is said to be the cause of.
Some of Heather's first acting jobs included commercials for Tame hair rinse and Coca-Cola.
Heather wore braces for three years as a child and once got an F in a class because she was too shy to present a monologue in front of the class.
Heather has two dogs - a Yorkie named Kitty and a Maltese named Harley.
Heather's daughter, Ava Elizabeth, shares the same name with the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
Heather won the "Worst Actress" Razzie award in 1989 for "Return of the Swamp Thing."
Heather has been nominated for six Golden Globes: four for "Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama" for Melrose Place from 1994-1997; and two for "Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy" for Spin City in 2000 and 2002.
Heather is a cousin of Marla Maples, a small-time actress who is most widely known by her status as Donald Trump's second ex-wife.
Heather has African and Lumbee Native American roots on her father's side, but her ancestry is mostly Scottish.
Heather was a producer on LAX, in which she was starring, and was a co-producer on Melrose Place, in which she was also starring, for 6 years.
Heather is 5' 5" (1.65 m).
Heather: (on dating Jack Wagner) It's incredible. It's wonderful, and exciting, and blossoming...It's insane! I deserve it.
Heather: (about her ex-husband) I love Richie, and nothing's going to stop that. There are certainly rough spots. We try our best. We're human. I think for kids, you just have to show that the main thing is that Mommy and Daddy's breakup is between the two of them. Also, [during our marriage], we had a great time. Can't take that away! And he's so close, he's almost living in my backyard.
Heather: I love red meat. I try not to eat too much, especially for my daughter--she eats fruits and vegetables, which I wasn't big on as a kid. But I never feel guilty about food. I love half-melted vanilla ice cream doused in chocolate syrup. So good!
Heather: (on her work-out tactics during her split from Richie Sambora) I did boxing and I'd swing a bat because it gets out all the aggression...I fall into not eating in times of stress, but now I'm pretty much back to normal.
Heather: (asked who her acting idols were when she started acting) I've always thought Goldie Hawn is fabulous. She's probably one of my greatest inspirations.
Heather: The older you get, the farther from the camera you need to be.
Heather: People confess to make themselves feel better. It's not for the other person.
Heather: Sex appeal is not on purpose.
Heather: I don't want people to remember me for something I did in the past. I want them to be aware of the things I'm currently doing. That's how I want my career to be. I certainly won't buy the DVDs of my old TV series.
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