Denise left a memorable mark on fans after the wild and erotic threesome scene in the 1998 movie "Wild Things". Denise showed her acting versatility as an action-babe in the James Bond 007 movie "The World Is Not Enough" and as a White She Devil in the movie "Undercover Brother", and several other hit movies. Additionally, she has a high profiled relationship with actor Charlie Sheen. Born on February 17, 1972, in Downers Grove, Illinois, Denise Lee Richards moved to Oceanside, California, with her younger sister, her father, Irv, and mother, Joni, who owned a string of coffee shops called Jitters, when she was 15 years old. In 1989, Denise went on to graduate from El Camino High School in Oceanside. After completing high school, she began modeling in Paris, Tokyo and New York, and became the makeup girl for Bonne Bell cosmetics. But despite her achieved fame via modeling, Richards wanted more and began attempting her hand at acting by trying out for various parts in television shows and movies. Acting came easily for Denise and she found much success from the get-go. Her first appearances took place on weekly television shows such as Life Goes On (1990), Saved by the Bell, Married... with Children (both in 1991), Eerie, Indiana, Beverly Hills: 90210, (both in 1992), and Seinfeld (1993). Her stint on Seinfeld catapulted her into the limelight. In the episode, Denise played the young daughter of the NBC executive who was about to cut a deal with George (Jason Alexander) and Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), but because they got caught looking down her blouse, the deal was lost. After a recurring role on Aaron Spelling's prime-time soap, Melrose Place, in 1992, Denise starred in a film entitled Tammy and the T-Rex and the made-for-TV movie 919 Fifth Avenue in 1994. In 1996, while Denise had another recurring role on television's Spin City, starring Michael J. Fox, she starred in other forgettable TV movies including In The Blink of An Eye and Pier 66. Then in 1997, after having starred in the big screen movie Nowhere, which tanked, Denise co-starred in the popular film, Starship Troopers.
While Denise's star was on the rise, Denise co-starred with Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon in Wild Things (1998). Her sexy role in the film, not to mention her threesome scene, transformed Denise into one of the most sought after celebrities in Hollywood. In 1999, Denise starred in the appropriately titled film, Drop Dead Gorgeous, but the film didn't see the same critical success in theaters that her two previous films did. But that same year, Denise did her duty as a Bond Girl opposite Pierce Brosnan in The World Is Not Enough.
In 2001, Denise starred in more forgettable movies: Valentine and Good Advice (which is where she met her future husband Charlie Sheen, whom she married the following year in June). Then, in 2002, after the movie Empire, co-starring John Leguizamo, flopped at the box office, Denise starred in the surprise hit comedy of the year, Undercover Brother. Also in 2002, Denise teamed up with talented buddies Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for the movie The Third Wheel and also starred in You Stupid Man. In 2003, Denise moved on to the romantic comedy Love, Actually, alongside Keira Knightley and Hugh Grant, followed by the horror-flick comedy Scary Movie 3. In March 2004, Denise Richards and her husband Charlie Sheen welcomed their daughter, Sam, into the world. Less than a year after giving birth, Denise was in top form, as she proved in December 2004's Play..boy. Look for Denise in the 2004 movie, Elvis Has Left the Building, alongside Sean Astin and Kim Basinger. She also made a second appearance on Sheen's CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men, in November 2004.
Denise Richards: "Valentine"
Denise Richards breezes through the door in a dark fitted ensemble. Her trademark features - deep blue eyes, full pouty lips, flowing brunette locks (recite the rest yourself) - are stunningly apparent. One could not help but inquire about her fashion. "Dolce and Gabbana," she says when asked who made her couture clothing. She then pulls down her jacket to check the inside tag. "I'm not sure what it's made of, but I love leopard." Richards is in demand for her contemporary American femme-fatale allure, but keeps up her figure with a non-specific diet. "I can't eat whatever I want, and I definitely like to work out. But this morning for breakfast, I had M&M's with my coffee." She pauses, then adds, "and oatmeal too."
Her stirring style helped her widespread success in 1998's "Wild Things" and as nouveau Bond Girl in 1999's "The World is Not Enough," which made her a household name. She's currently using her fame to fill her working palette with projects such as "Empire," an independent film co-staring John Leguizamo and "The Third Wheel," a romantic comedy distributed by Miramax and featuring Ben Affleck. In her most recent cinematic effort, "Valentine," from Warner Brothers pictures, she co-stars with David Boreanaz and Marley Shelton as the wilder one in a group of friends being tormented by a cherub-masked murderer from their past.
Richards is particularly partial to Valentine's style of horror. "This is like some of those 'Friday the 13th' movies. It reminds me of films of the early 70's and 80's." Her decision to play the role of Paige seems to be based on the ways her character deals with being simultaneously lusted after and disrespected by men. "Did you hear what the detective said to her? He'd get fired for that," she says in reference to a scene where an overzealous investigator pulls a Clarence Thomas on Paige in his downtown office. Richards also refers to a scene featuring a fratboyesque chauvinist who asks Paige to "wax it." "I had never heard that expression used before," she admits. " I think it was made up for the film."
In her leisure time, Richards says, "I like to be at home because I just travel so much. I have four dogs, golden retrievers." When asked about her most shameless indulgence, she responds, "A good margarita, a good red wine, I like expensive alcohol, but not a lot of it. I don't like to throw up." She can feel the interview edging towards other topics. She breaks in smoothly with "the nudity issue always comes up. It depends on the role." Speaking of roles, in The World is Not Enough she played a knockout nuclear chemist. For those despondent souls who believe the portrayal stigmatized her serious actress potential, Richards has this to say, "She was a Bond girl; she couldn't have been in nerdy glasses."
Off-camera, Richards had a good time with her fellow cast-mates on the Valentine shoot. "Up in Vancouver we all stayed in the same hotel. It was fun, and it wasn't some deep dramatic piece that we all had to prepare for." In Valentine, Richards' character and her friends are lead to believe that the killer is someone they mutually rejected in Jr. High School. Life experience has given her enough preparation for the scenario. "They nicknamed me fishlips; it was horrible," she says about her former Jr. High associates. But Richards isn't wielding knives; she has press junkets to attend. "It's amazing how it starts that young - trying to fit in." A smile widens her ambrosial lips. Publicists and agents wait patiently somewhere behind her. Her breed of vengeance: living well.
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen to divorce
Actress Denise Richards has filed for divorce from her actor-husband Charlie Sheen, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court papers filed Wednesday.
Richards, 34, is six months pregnant with the couple's second child. They also have a daughter, Sam, who will be a year old next week.
The couple married in June 2002 and co-starred in "Scary Movie 3." Richards and Sheen, 39, met while shooting the independent film "Good Advice" in 2000.
They began dating after Richards guest-starred on Sheen's former series "Spin City." The marriage was Sheen's second and Richards' first.
Sheen, who now stars in the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," is best known for his work in the movies "Platoon," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Hot Shots."
Richards, a former Bond girl, has appeared in a host of movies, including "Wild Things" and "Starship Troopers."
Denise Richards Hunts 'Wildlife' for UPN
Paging late-'90s sex bombs: UPN has a series home for you. The netlet, currently the residence for midseason comedies starring Shannon Elizabeth and Jenny McCarthy, is ready to get dramatic with Denise Richards.
"Wildlife" is an ensemble drama about a group of twentysomethings living in Los Angeles' hip Silver Lake neighborhood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Richards' casting comes from the actress' talent deal with UPN.
Richards would be able to attend Viacom-based parties with her husband Charlie Sheen. He could plug for CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and she could promote the UPN drama "Wildlife." It would be sweet and synergistic.
Best known for her roles in features like "Wild Things" and "Starship Troopers," the recent Playboy covergirl has had some small screen success as well. Richards has made two appearances on her husband's hit CBS comedy and one of those episodes was the show's highest rated ever. Richards also drew big audiences to the Lifetime movie "I Do (But I Don't)."
Upcoming big screen appearances for Richards include the David Mamet adaptation "Edmond" and "Elvis Has Left the Building" with John Corbett and Kim Basinger.
More fun stuff about Denise Richards
Birth name: Denise Lee Richards
Nickname: Fluffy Girl
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Said to have had a crush on John Travolta growing up.
Attended El Camino High School in Oceanside, California, a suburb of San Diego.
Graduated high school in San Diego. 
Moved from Downer's Grove, Illinois to Oceanside, California when she was 15.
Loves animals. Has several cats and dogs.
Father Irv Richards used to work for a phone company.
Parents now own a coffeehouse in San Diego.
Was said to have been quiet and shy as a child.
Auditioned for the role of Beth in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995).
Is left-handed (indicated in the courtroom scene of Wild Things (1998)).
Was a high school cheerleader.
Was ranked 9th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).
Appears with Eddie Griffin, Neil Patrick Harris and Snoop Dogg in Snoop Dogg´s music video "Undercova Funk".
Daughter, Sam Sheen, was born [9 March 2004] at 10:57 p.m in Los Angeles, weighing in at seven pounds, three ounces.
Her mother, Joni, owns a chain of coffee shops called 'Jitters.'
Ranked #21 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Guest starred in the "Two and a Half Men" (2003) episode "Yes, Monsignor" as a former girlfriend of husband Charlie Sheen's character, who now has a baby girl. The baby was played by the pair's daughter, Sam Sheen.
Daughter-in-law of Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen.
Sister-in-law of Ramon Estevez, 'Renee Estevez' and Emilio Estevez.
Expecting her second baby with husband Charlie Sheen, in June, 2005.
Denise Richards' personal quotes:
"Doing love scenes is always awkward. I mean, it's just not a normal thing to go to work and lay in bed with your co-worker."
"I found out early I could make more money modeling than I could waitressing and scooping Haagen-Dazs. But I always wanted to be an actress."
"I'm spontaneous. I love going from one thing to something else and not knowing what I'm going to do next."
Sheen and Richards hope for another girl
Charlie Sheen and his wife Denise Richards are desperately hoping their second child will be a girl - because they want to hand down clothes from their first daughter.
The Hollywood couple, parents of 10-month-old SAM, admit they're totally geared up for raising another female, now they have so much experience in that realm.
Sheen says: "A son would be fine, but right now we are just so girl-smart, I'd like to keep it that way.
"All the clothes would work, the room is the right colour - everything is set up for a girl."
Sheen And Richards Get TV Tips From British Nanny
Charlie Sheen and his wife DENISE RICHARDS are preparing for the birth of their second child by watching a British TV nanny on a hit new reality show.
The stars, already parents of 11-month-old SAM, are excitedly awaiting the June (05) birth of their child, and they've become huge fans of nanny JO FROST's child-rearing skills on her new show SUPERNANNY.
Sheen admits it's good preparation for the "full-time job" ahead of them once their bundle of joy arrives.
Bond Girl Considers Playboy Spread
New mum Denise Richards is reportedly considering an offer to bare all for Playboy this Christmas. The actress wife of reformed Hollywood playboy Charlie Sheen has been approached by bosses at the men's magazine, who want her to strip for their December 2004 issue. According to insiders, Richards is interested in showing off her sensational post-baby body but has refused a full-nude pictorial.
Sheen and Richards Too Old-Fashioned for Baby
Expecting parents Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards have decided to buck the Hollywood trend of fancy names, by giving their child an old-fashioned moniker. The screen stars, who are expecting their first child together early next spring , have opted against anything too flashy for their new arrival, because they don't want their offspring to resent them when he or she gets older. Sheen says, "I think we're gonna go a little old-fashioned and try to keep it simple. Like for boys, Jack and Bob, and for a girl like Sue or Mary. I just think parents don't think 20 years ahead when they name their kid: 'This is my son Shalamar.' It becomes a curse for the child. It's terrible."
Bond Girl Baby
Former Bond girl Denise Richards is pregnant with her first child. The The World Is Not Enough stunner has been married to husband Charlie Sheen since June 2002. After the romantic ceremony, both Sheen and his new bride were adamant that they had no plans to start a family. But recently Sheen - who stars as a father in new sitcom Two And A Half Men - mellowed his stance after working with child star Angus T. Jones. He says, "We agreed when we got married that a baby wasn't in the near future. (But) playing a dad is definitely going to make me want to do the real thing!" The Good Advice co-stars will welcome the baby into the world in Spring 2004.
Sheen Sells Bachelor Pad
Former Bond girl Denise Richards has persuaded new husband Charlie Sheen to sell his all-black bachelor pad and look for a more suitable home. The actress moved in with Sheen at the end of last year and admitted she had to buy fresh flowers just to add a little color to the Malibu Lake, California, home. The actor won't be too sorry to get rid of the place - he tried to sell his 2.5-acre bachelor pad last year for $4.5 million but it failed to attract buyers. The four-bedroom complex, which boasts a cigar room, billiards room, media room with four TV sets and a guest house, is now back on the market for $3.6 million.
Charlie Sheen Weds Denise Richards
Spin City star Charlie Sheen has married actress Denise Richards in an evening ceremony at the Los Angeles home of the ABC show's producer, reports Reuters. The couple was wed in a Catholic ceremony attended by family members, including the groom's father, West Wing actor Martin Sheen, said spokeswoman Tracy Shaffer. The bride and groom both wore garments designed for them by Giorgio Armani: a two-button tuxedo jacket for Sheen and a white satin gown and crystal-beaded jacket for Richards. It is the first marriage for James Bond babe Richards and the second for Sheen, who won a Golden Globe acting award this year for the recently canceled series. Sheen, 36, has a daughter by a previous relationship. The couple met on the set of the independent film Good Advice in 2000 and began dating after Richards, 31, made a guest appearance on Spin City last year.
Denise Richards Goes 'Undercover'
Denise Richards is being kept busy these days. The sexy 31-year old is not only flat out promoting her new film, the farcical spy spoof Undercover Brother, but she is also busy planning her upcoming wedding to Charlie Sheen. Trying to be as tight-lipped as possible on the nuptials, Richards does concede that "it will be a small ceremony, not the big wedding I fantasized about when I was younger." She has a date, but of course won't reveal it during our interview, except to add admit that the wedding "will be happening this year and in Los Angeles." The plans are going well with Denise happily supervising every facet of the wedding. "Thankfully, Charlie and I have agreed on just about everything. We really like similar things, which make it much easier. I think when couples when couples disagree on the band and the food, you have a little bit of a problem," Richards laughingly adds. and she is happily balancing those plans with her high-profile professional life, avoiding the stress associated with the former. "I don't want it to be stressful and even though sometimes it is hectic, I don't want the wedding to be a frantic thing. It should be a happy time and easy." Richards won't allow her private life to become media fodder, and says that she has learned how to balance the public and private aspects of her life. "It's just keeping what I want private, private, and the same with Charlie. We are both private people in the public eye. There are certain things we won't talk about and we have to have some privacy in order to have a successful relationship." Richards managed to keep her relationship with Sheen quiet from the press, "by not going to places where there are paparazzi, since we know which restaurants the photographers hang out at." Richards also knew that "in my heart of hearts, on our second date, that this was the one. My mom told me that would happen one day and it did."
As busy as Richards is with her wedding plans, she also finds time discussing her equally busy career. In Undercover Brother, a parody of both Black exploitation actioners of the seventies and hip spy flicks, Richards plays a sexy bombshell who epitomizes Black fantasies. The actress clearly has a ball poking fun at her own sexuality, "because I've played a Bond girl and played vixen girls before. In Bond it wasn't poking fun, so this was a chance to have fun with it." Asked how playing a role as this ultra-sexy femme fatale helps how she is perceived as a serious actress, Richards adds that "if the movie bombs, it will probably hurt me while if it is a hit, it will probably help me, regardless of the character. Heather Graham did pretty well after Austin Powers, so I think this business, whether it's good or bad, if a movie does well, you have options. Hopefully people will think: 'She might be kind of funny' you know? It's a comedy and I got to do something so broad and ridiculous that I've never done before, so I don't look at it and base it on whether critics will love me in it or whatever; I did this because I wanted to do it. No matter what happens to the movie, I had a great experience on it."
Richards will next be seen opposite Ben Affleck in The Third Wheel, not to mention that little production of her own - that small LA wedding.
Denise Richards Rules Out Kids--For Now
Denise Richards is putting motherhood on hold until she's older--but when she does have a family she'll ensure her kids have the right values. The 31-year-old actress is set to marry boyfriend Charlie Sheen, 36, later this year. But they have no plans to have children just yet. She says, "We're so young right now we won't be starting a family immediately, although I'd like to stay home and take care of my kids eventually." And Bond babe Denise had such a good childhood, she's determined to give her own kids the same benefits. She adds, "I appreciate everything I've been given, I don't take it for granted. We didn't grow up with tons and tons of money in my family, so I appreciate it when I can buy the things I want to buy, or travel where I want to travel. My parents raised me and my sister with good family values. My parents are still married, after 35 years together. We've always been a close family and that's important to me--to have morals and treat people how you want to be treated. That's vital in your personal life and professional life too."
Denise Richards Likes Her Enhanced Butt
Denise Richards has forgiven producer Brian Grazer for digitally enhancing her backside on posters for her new film--because she's getting complimented on the look. The actress fumed when she first saw posters of her dressed in a tight white catsuit for Undercover Brother, insisting the butt featured on the marketing shots wasn't hers. But now she says, "Brian's a marketing genius. It's a digitally enhanced behind, but I'm getting so many compliments that I've started saying, 'Yeah, that's my behind.'" Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen is helping to make light of his fiancee's poster enhancement controversy--he's telling pals it's his backside pasted onto her body.
Studio Explodes Denise Richards' Butt
Sexy actress Denise Richards is furious after film bosses digitally enlarged her backside on promotional posters for her new movie. The former Bond girl stars in the upcoming comedy Undercover Brother, but says she was stunned when she first saw the ads for the flick. She says, "I slammed on the brakes when I saw it. I saw it at a bus stop and I thought, 'What the hell did they do to my a***?' Plus I got all these phone calls from my girlfriends saying, 'What did they do to you? You look ridiculous.'" Richards, who is engaged to Charlie Sheen, said she has no idea where the picture came from, because the one she approved was different. She adds, "They twist the art around. I didn't approve that. That's not my a***, to be honest with you. It's a computer."
Denise: I'll Never Live In Sheen's Bachelor Pad
Gorgeous Bond babe Denise Richards refused to move into boyfriend Charlie Sheen's home because he'd entertained too many call-girls there. According to Britain's Daily Sport newspaper, the actress was furious when Sheen suggested the move into his huge estate in Malibu, California. Former hellraiser Sheen spent a fortune on call-girls when he was a hard-living, hard partying single. One pal says, "Denise's jaw dropped and she went mad, screaming she'd never move into the 'hooker haven'! She told him, 'That house was your bachelor pad. Nothing could ever make me live there - ever.'" Sheen clearly didn't want to upset his bride-to-be - he and Richards have now bought a plush house in fashionable Westwood, California.
Sheen's Pre-Nup: $4 Million Penalty If He Cheats
If Charlie Sheen cheats on future wife Denise Richards the curvy star will pocket a cool $4 million. The acting couple have signed a prenuptial agreement, which gives reformed bad boy Sheen a big financial incentive to stay faithful to his gorgeous partner. Sheen, who has resurrected his career after taking over from Michael J. Fox on Spin City, famously used to date Hollywood's top prostitutes during his drug-fuelled early 20s. And Richards wants more than words before she walks up the aisle with her fiance later this year.
It's Official: Charlie Sheen To Wed Denise Richards
It's official - Charlie Sheen has had his proposal of marriage accepted by Denise Richards. Sheen, 37, and the 30-year-old Richards moved in together just before Christmas, and the former hell-raising actor proposed to his new fiancee during a romantic winter break in Hawaii. Last year Richards co-starred in the romantic comedy Good Advice with Sheen and made a guest appearance on his series Spin City.
Denise Richards And Charlie Sheen To Wed
Denise Richards is to wed her bad boy actor lover Charlie Sheen after a whirlwind romance. The star of movies like Wall Street and Young Guns bought the actress a $140,000 ring, after they began dating just one month ago. A pal says, "He's just crazy about her. They go out to restaurants and shops together - but really prefer staying at his home. It was love at first sight for Charlie." Sheen has boasted of bedding thousands of women and was once linked to Hollywood madame Heidi Fleiss. But his role in hit sitcom Spin City - the pair met on set when Richards played his screen lover - has helped him get his life back on track. The brunette beauty, who played Dr Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough, has already been on a romantic trip to Hawaii with her new lover.
Denise Richards: Fish Lips
Denise Richards was an ugly child - and all her classmates called her "fish lips". Denise, who shot to fame in Starship Troopers and Wild Things before teaming up with Pierce Brosnan in The World Is Not Enough is now considered one of Hollywood's most beautiful actresses. But she stunned when she saw the girl playing a young version of her character in new movie Valentine (currently the #2 film in America) - because the girl was much prettier than Denise herself had been as a child. She says, "I was so flattered that they cast the young girl as they did to play me young because she was so adorable. I did not look like that when I was that age." She adds, "People used to call me `fish lips'. Hopefully, I will have my sweet revenge now that people are putting collagen in their lips. Every girl at my high school had big hair and feathered-out wings, " she says, and they jeered at her for being different. Denise says at one point, she wanted to become a veterinarian, because she got to like animals better than humans. Her best pal now is her Boston terrier puppy.
Denise Richards Is A Happy Germ Nut
Hollywood hottie Denise Richards is terrified by germs - and packs a "sick bag" every time she leaves her home. The Valentine (2001) star is so petrified of throwing up and getting sick, she'll do anything to stay germ free. She says, "I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but I like everything clean. It's flu season and so I'm carrying around stuff. I carry around hand sanitizer and wash with it after I've shaken hands. I know it's annoying and I'm sick and tired of using it." And Richards admits her obsession threatens not only her pin-up status, but also her jet-setting lifestyle. She explains, "There are so many germs on a plane. I asked my doctor what I could use and he gave me this antibacterial ointment which I put in my nose, and then I bring my own blanket because God only knows who's had an airplane blanket before me. I put it entirely over my head. I must look like a freak." The fussy sexbomb also admits she sprays remote controls and telephones everytime she enters a new hotel room. "And I've got a sick bag that my agent turned me on to because I don't want to get stuck in a foreign country where you can't read the labels on things - it has Immodium, Flumadine and Zithromax among other things." (IMDb editors' note: Most doctors caution against medically unsupervised use of antivirals and antibiotics like Flumadine and Zithromax. Please seek medical guidance before using any prescription medications. Thank you.)
Denise's Bad Hair Day
Even Hollywood stars have off days - as stunner Denise Richards (photos) admits. The gorgeous actress, who also starred in the sexy thriller Wild Things (1998) , knows how important looks are for an star - but she has made a few mistakes. She says, "Fashion has become such a huge part of Hollywood. Actors have taken the place of models on the front covers of the majority of fashion magazines - so you have to really put a lot of thought into what you wear to big events. I was on one magazine's fashion 'Don't' list for my hair the other week. Because it's a fun, funky event, I had it styled all big and frizzy. I thought it looked great. It was obviously not to everyone's taste."
Denise Richards Furious About Fake Porn
BOND babe Denise Richards is furious with perverts who keep posting fake nude pictures of the film star on the Internet. The sexy 28- year-old who starred as DR. CHRISTMAS JONES in World Is Not Enough, The (1999) is planning to take legal action against the websites which publish the shots. She says, "The Internet is a great source of information but it's also been abused. I don't appreciate the pictures. The thing is that my family sees it, too. It's not right that people can get away with it... I'm planning to stop it legally. They are just sick."