Bo doesn't - do plastic surgery, that is. Oh, and while we're at it, she doesn't do Botox or collagen, either. There are times, she says, she's tempted to - days she sees a photograph of herself and 'gets scared'. But no, at nearly 53, Bo remains gloriously filler-free. Bo Derek, who is against surgery, shows no signs of ageing at 52 'They start to look the same. I've always admired the women who didn't do it, so I have to keep reminding myself that I'm one of them and not the other.
When I look at some photographs of myself, I think, "Oh, I look all right. The movie, she says, was a defining moment in her life; more so than any other roles, more so, too, than her extraordinary year marriage to the late film director John Derek.
Love at first sight: A notorious womaniser, Derek was 30 years her senior and married to Linda Evans his previous wives, Pati Behrs and Ursula Andress, were also actresses. Because Bo was considered a minor in the US, where Derek could have been charged with statutory rape, they lived in Germany, only returning when Bo turned Few believed the relationship would last, but they married in Las Vegas when Bo was 20 and stayed together until Derek's death from heart failure in Many considered him to be a controlling, Svengali influence in Bo's life.
She denies this, but suffice to say she remained happily single for five years after his death until she agreed to a blind date with the actor John Corbett, Today, they share a ranch in California.
Some day it'll be love at first sight or not at all. With some men I felt like prey. I never knew if someone wanted to meet me because they wanted to meet me or whether it was because I was some kind of prize, so I just avoided dating. He knocked on my hotel door and it was love at first sight. I was crazy about him from that moment. He's charming and funny - so different from my husband.
And he's younger than me. For decades, their relationship had intrigued the movie industry and public alike. Ten out of ten: Bo with co-star Dudley Moore in Bo says now that she was 'too young to have that experience' of falling in love at first sight with her husband. Instead, she says, she was 'interested and fascinated' by him.
Derek was alone at the couple's Californian ranch when he had a fatal heart attack. Bo had spoken to him on the telephone from New York the night before. The next day I got a call that he'd been rushed to hospital. It was catastrophic heart failure. John had been furious that I'd taken it. He never let me know if he was jealous, but other people have said he was when I went off on films.
He knew what went on with leading men and ladies on set. I was in Hawaii for three months. Bo has her own grooming range for dogs called Bless the Beasts.
Products range from detangling shampoo to scented candles was such a magical place. If I'd stayed at home, it might have been different. I think I avoided a lot of pain and grief. It wasn't his nature to be infirm in any way. They're more malleable, and I was to a point. I thought, "I'll deal with the future when it comes.
When you're young you just think you know everything. Bo with former husband John Derek, who she met when she was 16 Bo, the oldest of four children, was born Mary Cathleen Collins. Her parents divorced when she was 14 and, within a year, she was truanting from school, hanging out on the beach and experimenting with drugs, until she signed with a theatrical agent. Within a few months, she was introduced to Derek.
She said he was very handsome. I was very shy. I think I managed to say hello and that was about it. Her mother, Norma, accompanied her to Greece to film Once Upon A Time, but soon began a romance with a Greek man, leaving her daughter alone much of the time with Derek. My mother was very concerned and wanted me to go back to the US. But I am rebellious. I decided I wanted to stay with him, so I did. Bo and John have no plans to marry Today, all of Derek's wives are said to be close.
Surely Linda was a touch humiliated when he high-tailed it with a girl young enough to be his daughter? A friend of John's suggested me for the part. I went in for the audition with no experience. No one expected all this to happen - Dudley [Moore, the British comedian and her co-star] was not a box-office star.
That role was such a gift in my life. It is incredible that such a large part of my life has passed since then. When I was about 30 or 32, I really thought about it. But John had two children from a previous marriage, and it wasn't really natural for him. I had to consider that eventually I would be raising a child alone. So, when the time came, he said yes, we were all set and I said, "No". Oh, what about marriage? I think marriage is a young person's thing, when you want to make a family.
We're in a different place at our age. I'm intelligent enough to know that my life has been embarrassingly good. Okay, so some people wouldn't choose to be with a man 30 years older - but that was my choice.
John Corbett is a bonus - a gorgeous bonus. Share or comment on this article: