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Denise Richards

Denise RichardsAKA Denise Lee Richards

Born: 17-Feb-1971
Birthplace: Downers Grove, IL

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Starship Troopers

Denise Richards is the stunning star of Starship Troopers, where she played the smiling military pilot drawn to Casper Van Dien. She was the Bond girl in The World Is Not Enough, portraying weapons expert Christmas Jones to Pierce Brosnan's 007. She was also spread across several pages of Playboy's December 2004 issue.

Besides Starship Troopers, Richards' main claim to fame is her marriage to Hollywood bad-boy Charlie Sheen, known for his bouts with cocaine and born-again Christianity and as Heidi Fleiss' best customer. An old-fashioned Catholic girl, Richards insisted that she and Sheen attend pre-marriage counseling with a priest, but she had no worries about Sheen's past. "He doesn't live that life anymore," she explained, days before their wedding. "He's actually very traditional and very old fashioned." When she filed for divorce in the spring of 2005, she claimed Sheen had posted pictures of his penis on-line, was a drug addict, a gambling addict, a pornography addict, a frequent customer of prostitutes, and that he had threatened her life. A court granted Richards a restraining order, mandating that Sheen stay at least 300 yards away from her and their two daughters.

Critics have complained that Richards has little acting talent, and gets by on her gorgeous exterior and vacuous posing. And she is breathtakingly beautiful, but even in her best film, Starship Troopers, her performance drew general derision. She played White She Devil in Undercover Brother with Eddie Griffin, and said that her butt was "enhanced" for the movie's promotional posters. She played a beauty contestant in Drop Dead Gorgeous with Kirsten Dunst, a predatory vamp kissing Neve Campbell in Wild Things, and a con artist in Empire with John Leguizamo, but these borderline successes are among the highlights on Richards' résumé. She has also starred in such bombs and direct-to-video disasters as the road comedy Tail Lights Fade with Jake Busey and the detached semi-documentary on prostitution Yo Puta with Daryl Hannah. In her first starring feature,1994's Tammy and the T-Rex with Paul Walker, their romance is cut short by his murder, but his brain is implanted in a mechanical dinosaur, and she then helps him wreak havoc on the town before doing a strip tease.

On TV, Richards was the 15-year-old whose cleavage held George's attention a little too long on Seinfeld. In a 1990 episode of Life Goes On, she played Kellie Martin's competition in a beauty pageant, and she later went on a blind date with Doogie Howser, M.D. and briefly rivaled Heather Locklear for Michael's attentions on Melrose Place. In 2005, she starred with Eric Balfour in a prime time soap opera, Sex, Love & Secrets, which was cancelled after only four episodes.

Father: Irving Richards (telephone engineer)
Mother: Joni Richards (coffee shop owner)
Boyfriend: Patrick Muldoon (actor, dated in late 1990s)
Husband: Charlie Sheen (actor, m. 15-Jun-2002, separated 2005, div. 17-Nov-2006, two daughters)
Daughter: Sam J. Estevez (b. 9-Mar-2004)
Daughter: Lola Rose Estevez (b. 1-Jun-2005)
Boyfriend: John Stamos (actor, dated in late 1980s, and again 2005-06)
Boyfriend: Richie Sambora (guitarist for Bon Jovi, dated 2006-07)
Boyfriend: Nikki Sixx (bassist for Mötley Crüe, dated 2010)
Daughter: Eloise Joni Richards (adopted 2011)

    High School: El Camino High School, Oceanside, CA (1989)

    Endorsement of Pepsi 2000
    Bond Girls Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough
    Posed Naked for Playboy (Dec-2004)
    Breast Augmentation Surgery (three)

    (tv-pri:twister) Karen Desai (2013-14)
    Dancing with the Stars Contestant (2009)

    Madea's Witness Protection (29-Jun-2012)
    Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (16-Jun-2012)
    Cougars, Inc. (21-Apr-2010)
    Deep in the Valley (22-Jul-2009) · Autumn Bliss
    Kambakkht Ishq (3-Jul-2009)
    Finding Bliss (18-Jan-2009) · Bliss
    Jolene (13-Jun-2008) · Marin
    Blonde and Blonder (17-May-2007) · Dawn St. Dom
    Edmond (2-Sep-2005) · B-Girl
    I Do (But I Don't) (13-Sep-2004)
    Elvis Has Left the Building (27-Aug-2004) · Belinda
    Yo Puta (16-Apr-2004)
    Scary Movie 3 (20-Oct-2003) · Annie
    Love Actually (7-Sep-2003) · Carla, the Real Friendly One
    You Stupid Man (18-Oct-2002)
    The Third Wheel (31-May-2002) · Diana
    Undercover Brother (30-May-2002) · White She Devil
    Empire (Jan-2002) · Trish
    Good Advice (6-Sep-2001)
    Valentine (1-Feb-2001)
    Tail Lights Fade (15-Nov-1999) · Wendy
    The World Is Not Enough (8-Nov-1999) · Christmas Jones
    Drop Dead Gorgeous (9-Jul-1999)
    Wild Things (20-Mar-1998) · Kelly Van Ryan
    Starship Troopers (7-Nov-1997) · Carmen Ibanez
    Nowhere (9-May-1997)
    Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
    Loaded Weapon 1 (5-Feb-1993)

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Author of books:
The Real Girl Next Door (2011)

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