Born in 1961 in Westwood, Calif., Heather Locklear got her start when late producer Aaron Spelling gave her fame on TV’s Dynasty and TJ Hooker. Working both shows simultaneously, the Southern California native became a household name to pubescent boys across the nation.
After a few failed roles in the early ’90s, her role as Amanda Woodward on TV’s Melrose Place in 1993 brought her back to prominence, followed by an acclaimed turn towards the end of the run of Spin City.
Locklear’s husbands have both come from the rock circuit. Her first marriage to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee ended in 1992. Her second, to Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, produced a daughter, Ava Elizabeth. The pair split in 2007. In November of the same year, the actress was charged with a DUI, but the charges were dropped in January 2009.