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Denise Richards

​Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971)   is an American actress and former fashion model. She achieved success during the late 1990s in several films that highlighted her sex appeal, including Starship Troopers, Wild Things, and The World Is Not Enough. She appears in the reality TV show, Denise Richards: It's Complicated which is broadcast on American channel E!. Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, the daughter of Joni, a coffee shop owner, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has one sister, Michelle, and grew up in both Mokena and Downers Grove, Illinois. She graduated in 1989 from El Camino High School in Oceanside, California. As a child, she was the "only girl on the baseball team." Before she was an actress, Richards was signed by the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency as a model. She spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in lower-budget films and TV shows such as Saved by the Bell, television movies, and guest starring in episodes of several television shows such as Married with Children (1991), a 5 second walk through. Her first starring role in a wide theatrical release was Starship Troopers in 1997, which was followed by her role in the moderately successful cult film Wild Things in 1998. In 1998, she appeared in the music video for the Blues Traveler song Canadian Rose. Richards was cast as the nuclear-physicist Christmas Jones in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999), which had a high box office gross. Though she considered her role "brainy", "athletic", and having depth of character, she was criticized as not credible in it. Her outfit, which often comprised a low-cut tank top and tight shorts, elicited comments. She was ranked as one of the worst Bond girls of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2008, and was chosen as "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 1999 Razzie Awards for the role. In addition to her film work, Richards has made appearances in the situation comedies Spin City, Two and a Half Men, Friends and Seinfeld. She also starred in the short-lived UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets in 2005. Throughout the early 2000s, Richards appeared in several film roles which both parodied and utilized her image as a sex symbol, including Valentine, Undercover Brother and Scary Movie 3. In December 2004, she posed for a nude pictorial in Playboy magazine, five months after giving birth. Richards also posed semi-nude for the July 2006 issue of Jane magazine to raise money for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. In 1999, she ranked 9th in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women and in 2001 she was voted 2nd in FHM's USA 100 Sexiest Women, 5th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women and 19th in's 50 Most Beautiful Women. Richards appeared on the 8th season of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She was eliminated second on March 24, 2009. Richards sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field on May 1, 2009.

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Feb 17, 1971 In Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Seinfeld 1989-07-05
Latest Project:
Movie Altitud 2017-04-14
Known For
Poster of Starship Troopers (Las brigadas del espacio)
Poster of Friends
Poster of Melrose Place
Poster of Salvados por la campana
Movie Altitud Gretchen Blair 2017-04-14
Movie American Violence Amanda Tyler 2017-02-03
Movie Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland Debra 2016-02-02
Movie A Christmas Reunion Amy Stone 2015-11-28
Movie Christmas Trade 2015-11-08
Movie Operation: Neighborhood Watch! Denise Sorensen 2015-10-02
Movie Absolución fatal Nora Grant 2014-08-03
Series Twisted Karen Desai 2013-03-19
Movie Madea's Witness Protection Kate Needleman 2012-06-29
Series Terapia con Charlie Unknown 2012-06-28
Movie El lago azul: El despertar Barbara Robinson 2012-06-16
Movie Cougars, Inc. Judy 2011-05-10
Series Audrina Herself 2011-04-17
Series Blue Mountain State Debra Simon 2010-01-11
Movie Jolene Marin 2010-10-29
Movie Clarkworld herself 2009-11-03
Movie En lo más profundo del valle Autumn Bliss 2009-08-28
Movie Kambakkht Ishq Herself 2009-07-03
Movie Finding Bliss Laura 2009-01-01
Movie Blonde and Blonder Dawn St. Dom 2008-01-18
Series Secrets of a Small Town Brenda Rhodes 2007-01-26
Series Rockefeller Plaza Denise Richards 2006-10-11
Movie The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 Denise Richards 2005-12-06
Series Sexo, amor y secretos Jolene 2005-09-26
Movie Edmond B-Girl 2005-08-31
Movie Sí quiero, pero no quiero Lauren Crandell 2004-09-13
Movie Love Me Tender Belinda 2004-08-27
Movie Yo puta Rebecca Smith 2004-04-16
Series Punk'd Herself 2003-03-17
Movie Love Actually Carla - the Real Friendly One 2003-09-07
Series Dos hombres y medio Lisa 2003-09-22
Movie Scary Movie 3 Annie 2003-10-24
Movie Empire Trish 2002-12-06
Movie 007: Chicas para la eternidad Christmas Jones (archive footage) 2002-11-06
Movie Una noche perfecta Diana Evans 2002-05-31
Movie El hermano secreto White She Devil 2002-05-31
Movie Mi ex, mi novia y yo Chloe 2002-01-01
Movie Consejera matrimonial Cindy Styne 2001-11-15
Movie Un San Valentín de muerte Paige Prescott 2001-02-01
Movie Tail Lights Fade Wendy 1999-12-03
Movie El mundo nunca es suficiente Dr. Christmas Jones 1999-11-08
Movie Muérete bonita Rebecca Ann "Becky" Leeman 1999-07-23
Movie Juegos salvajes Kelly Lanier Van Ryan 1998-03-20
Movie Starship Troopers (Las brigadas del espacio) Carmen Ibañez 1997-11-06
Movie Nowhere Jana, Lucifer's Sister 1997-05-09
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Movie Kill Shot 1995-04-18
Movie Tammy and the T-Rex Tammy 1994-12-28
Series Friends Cassie Geller 1994-09-22
Series Weird Science Unknown 1994-03-05
Movie Lookin' Italian Elizabeth 1994-01-01
Series Against the Grain Jodi Collins 1993-10-01
Series Lois & Clark - Las nuevas aventuras de Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
Movie Con el arma a punto Cindy 1993-02-04
Series Melrose Place Unknown 1992-07-08
Series Eerie, Indiana Unknown 1991-09-15
Series Sensación de vivir, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Un médico precoz Unknown 1989-09-19
Series Life Goes On Unknown 1989-09-12
Series Salvados por la campana Unknown 1989-08-20
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05