Biography of the day : Denise Richards

Denise Richards

Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American film actress.

Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to a Welsh father and a Croatian mother. She later moved to California, and graduated from El Camino High School in Oceanside, California.

She is most famous for her appearance as Bond Girl Christmas Jones in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999), as well as her appearances in films such as Wild Things (1998), Starship Troopers (1997), and the slasher flick Valentine (2001) alongside David Boreanaz and Katherine Heigl. In addition to her film work, Richards has made regular appearances in the situation comedy Spin City and in 1993 (at the age of 21 years) played a 15 year old girl who distracts George Costanza with her cleavage in an episode of Seinfeld. In December 2004, she posed in a nude pictorial for Playboy magazine. Richards has been named as the Sexiest Mom of 2005 by In Touch magazine.

Richards married actor Charlie Sheen in 2002, but filed for divorce in March of 2005, but have reportedly reconciled and seeking marriage counciling to further mend their relationship. The couple have two daughters: Sam Katherine, who was born on March 9, 2004 and weighed 7lbs. 3oz., and Lola Rose, who was born on June 1, 2005 and weighed 6lbs. 10oz.

Selected filmography

A Private War (2005)
Sex, Love & Secrets (2005)
Elvis Has Left the Building (2004)
Whore (2004)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Love Actually (2003)
You Stupid Man (2002)
The Third Wheel (2002)
Undercover Brother (2002)
Empire (2002)
Good Advice (2001)
Valentine (2001)
Tail Lights Fade (1999)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Lookin' Italian (1998)
Wild Things (1998)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Nowhere (1997)
P.C.H. (1995)
Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)