Denise Richards

Denise Richards

Movie Actress

Denise Richards is an American actress, television personality, and former fashion model. Her most recognized roles are Carmen Ibanez in Starship Troopers, Kelly Van Ryan in Wild Things and Bond girl Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough.

Full Name
Feb 17, 1971
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Denise Lee Richards was born on February 17, 1971, in Downers Grove, Illinois. She is an American actress and former fashion model who has appeared in films such as Starship Troopers (1997), Wild Things (1998), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Valentine (2001). Denise is of German, French-Canadian, Irish and Welsh descent.

Denise began her career as a fashion model when she was 15 years old. After appearing in several television commercials, she made her film debut with a small role in the movie Lookin' to Get Out (1982). She then appeared in guest roles on television series such as "Saved by the Bell" and "Seinfeld". In 1997, she starred in Paul Verhoeven's science fiction action film Starship Troopers. She then had a lead role opposite Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon in the 1998 drama thriller film Wild Things.

In 1999, Denise starred alongside Kirsten Dunst and Ellen Barkin in the black comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous. Her other notable films include The World Is Not Enough (1999) where she played nuclear physicist Christmas Jones opposite Pierce Brosnan's James Bond; Valentine (2001); Undercover Brother (2002); Love Actually (2003); Scary Movie 3 (2003) and its 2005 sequel Scary Movie 4; Edmond (2005); Blonde and Blonder (2008); made for television horror film Creatures of the Dark (2008); Madea's Witness Protection Program(2012) and 9/11(2017). 

Denise has also appeared on reality shows like Dancing With The Stars, Celebrity Big Brother UK and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In 2020, she joined the cast of the hit sitcom “Friends” for its reunion special.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Denise Richards is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 17, 1971, Denise Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of being an actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in 'Starship Troopers'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starred in the science fiction action film Starship Troopers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Charlie Sheen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Richards marries actor Charlie Sheen on June 15, 1998.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Divorces Charlie Sheen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Richards and Sheen's divorce is finalized in November 2002.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Wild Things: Foursome</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stars in the direct to video film Wild Things: Foursome.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Richards joins the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for its ninth season.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Denise Richards has showcased her talents in many films and television shows. From her breakout role in the 1997 classic "Starship Troopers" to her various roles on TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men" and "Blue Mountain State," Denise Richards has proven time and again that she is an incredibly talented actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Denise Richards has a magnetic charisma that draws people to her. Her charm, wit, and natural beauty have made her a fan favorite both onscreen and off. She is also known for her outgoing personality, which means that she is never afraid to take risks or try something new.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Advocate</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Denise Richards is an advocate for multiple causes. She is a vocal supporter of animal rights, women’s rights, and environmental protection. She also uses her platform to speak out about important social issues, such as mental health awareness and LGBT rights.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Was a Bond Girl</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Denise Richards was the Bond girl in “The World Is Not Enough”, making her the only American actress to have played a Bond girl in a James Bond movie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Went to Grad School</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Denise Richards attended Illinois State University and graduated with a degree in Criminology. She then went on to pursue a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was a Model Before an Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Denise Richards began modeling when she was 15 years old and continued until she broke into acting at age 19.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Moved to Los Angeles at Age 17</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the age of 17, Denise moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She got her first break when she appeared in the television series “Savannah” in 1996.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Struggled with Dyslexia</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Denise Richards revealed that she struggled with dyslexia growing up, making it challenging for her to read scripts and memorize lines.</p></div>


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