Everybody knows who Heather Locklear is. She was the star of "T.J. Hooker" with William Shatner, a fixture on "Dynasty," the siren of "Melrose Place," the best thing about "Spin City" aside from Michael J. Fox, and featured in too many other productions to bother listing.
Basically, Heather Locklear has been a Hollywood icon for decades. However, let's examine Heather a bit more closely.
Heather was born on September 25, 1961 in Westwood, California at exactly 5:40 PDT.
Heather has a daughter, Ava Elizabeth, with ex-husband Richie Sambora.
Heather has always had a thing for musicians. She married two of them.
Heather's father, William, is a top administrator at UCLA. She went there for a while, but then gave it up for acting.
Heather has had several incidents with the police relating to driving and people "concerned" about her and such. Typical Hollywood issues, why Hollywood women have so many difficulties with driving is a continuing mystery (though at least once Heather appears to have been set up by someone looking to make a buck off her). However, Heather has never been convicted of anything, unless you count a No Contest to Reckless Driving.
Heather was married to Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, with whom she had daughter Ava on 4 October 1997. Before that, Heather was married to Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, too. She later went out with Jack Wagner, who has recorded six albums and had a hit song in the '80s. Heather's various exes and relations and so forth could start an awesome rock group all by themselves. Or have they? Maybe next week.
Heather's role as a police officer on T.J. Hooker enabled her to go undercover in sexy outfits. She kept that show on for years longer than it otherwise deserved.
Heather also credited with saving "Melrose Place" from cancellation. She was brought on as a guest star when it was having ratings trouble.
Heather refused a regular part on the TV series "Good Morning, Miami" (2002). She considered the role too similar to the one she had just played on "Spin City" (1996). The role that she turned down later went to Ashley Williams. But Heather was not out of work for long. She never is.
|Ava Sambora, Heather's daughter.|
Heather is part Lumbee Indian. They are a community with mixed ancestry that is part Native American, African and European. They intermarried only with each other, which must make for a lot of close relations. However, all that said - Heather Locklear is mostly Scottish. Play those bagpipes, the pipes are calling, Oh Danny Boy!
Heather was turned down by her high school cheerleading squad at Newbury Park High School in Newbury Park, California. Can you imagine? If you had to describe Heather's look as a young lady, "cheerleader" would be a top choice. But, they didn't take her. Amazing.
Heather used the rejection to join the drama club. And that, as we like to say, was a fateful fork in the freeway.
Heather, before she became a huge star, had big hair. Only later did she straighten it out. Nothing wrong with big hair.
Heather is a close friend of David Spade and has a "Finch" tattoo on her ankle commemorating his biggest television role. Now that's true friendship.
As mentioned, Heather had an on-and-off-again relationship with Jack Wagner of Melrose Place fame, whom she had met years before doing that show. The affair apparently ended in November 2011 when they called off their engagement - but who knows? It's Hollywood.
It is unfair to compare Heather now with how she looked 35 years ago - after all, she was just starting out then and had to blossom into the fine figure of a woman she has become. Most agree that Heather remains in marvelous shape and can look great whenever she wants to. Make that - she always looks great. It's Heather Locklear.
Ever the music chick, Heather was in Toby Keith's video "Crash Here Tonight."
Heather worked on two television series at once in the '80s: "Dynasty" and "T.J. Hooker." She did this for several years. That's rare, to have starring roles in two shows at the same time. For most people, that's inconceivable, but we're talking about Heather Locklear here.
Heather starred on "Spin City" with Charlie Sheen, then did a guest shot on his new series "Two and a Half Men." Obviously, she makes an impression, and a good one, so she keeps getting called back.
Heather is cousins with Marla Maples, Donald Trump's wife of the '90s, so she can probably visit the White House when the mood strikes. She continues to act, at last report starring in Tyler Perry's "Too Close to Home" on TLC. Heather started with a one-off guest appearance on that show, and now she's a regular. Same old Heather, she'll never change that way.