Heather Locklear is an American actress. Her first major television role was the part of Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty, which began her longtime collaboration with producer Aaron Spelling. She is also known for her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place for which she received four consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress Television Series Drama. She earned a further two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, Television Series Musical or Comedy.

Born Name

Heather Deen Locklear

Nick Name

Heather Sambora


Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Heather Locklear was born on the 25th of September 1961, Los Angeles, California, United States.


She’s currently 61 years old.

Sun Sign





Heather graduated from Newbury Park High School. She later attended the University of California, Los Angeles (dropped out).

Family Details

  • Father – William Robert Locklear (Administrator at University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Mother – Diane (nee Tinsley) (Production Executive at Disney)
  • Siblings – Mark Locklear (Brother), Colleen Locklear (Sister), Laurie Locklear (Sister)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Heather Locklear has dated –

  • Andrew Stevens (1980-1981) – In 1989, she started dating American executive, film producer, director, and actor Andrew Stevens. They separated after a year in 1981.
  • Tom Cruise (1982) – Heather dated Tom Cruise from March 1982 to December 1982.
  • Christopher Atkins (1983-1984) – She started dating Christopher Atkins in June 1983 and separated in November 1984, though both of them said it was a RUMOR.
  • Mark Harmon (1984) – Heather had a brief affair with American movies and television actor Mark Harmon. In 1986, Mark revealed that their affair started in December 1984 and it was over by New Year.
  • Tommy Lee (1985-1993) – Heather and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue drummer), first met during REO Speedwagon show and was introduced by Motley Crue’s accountant Chuck Shapiro. They commenced dating in July 1985 and got engaged in December 1985. In May 1986, Heather married Tommy in a Courtyard in Santa Barbara. After seven years of marriage, Heather filed a petition for dissolution of marriage, following their separation in June 1993. The divorce of the couple was finalized in August 1993.
  • Richie Sambora (1994-2007) – Heather started dating rock band Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora in May 1994. The couple got married on December 17, 1994. Heather gave birth to their daughter Ava Elizabeth in 1997. Heather and Richie separated in December 2005 and finally divorced in 2007, after 13 years of marriage.
  • David Spade (2006) – Heather was spotted with American stand-up comedian and actor David Spade and they dated between March 2006 to September 2006.
  • Jack Wagner (2007-2011) – Heather dated her American Opera Melrose Place co-star after they met during the show. The duo started seeing each other in March 2007, before getting engaged on August 12, 2011. They broke off their engagement just after a couple of months and separated in November 2011.
  • Larry Porush (2012-2013) – Heather and Marc were set up on a blind date. They commenced dating in September 2012. Some reports even stated that the two of them got engaged in early 2013 but called it off in mid-2013 and got separated.

  • Dr. Marc Mani (March 2013-Present) – Heather is dating the plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills since March 2013.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m


  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34C

Body Build


Hair Color


Eye Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Heather is known for television soap opera Dynasty, for her role as Sammy Jo Carrington,  Officer Stacy Sheridan in television drama T.J. Hooker and Amanda Woodward in television soap opera Melrose Place.

Film Debut

In 1984, Locklear appeared in American science fiction thriller Firestarter, for her role as  Victoria ‘Vicky’ Tomlinson McGee.

Television Debut

In 1980, Heather made her debut on TV in 1980 with the American drama series CHiPs in the episode Satan’s Angels, as a teenager.

Brand Endorsements

Locklear did TV commercials for Mervyn’s Department Store, Faberge Organic Shampoo (1982), Milk (1982), Blockbuster Video – It’s not Virgin Anymore (Australia), President and First Lady Health Club (1988), Sea & Ski Tanning Lotion (1980). She has done print ads for various products for L’oreal Paris like Translucide Lasting Luminous Makeup, Colour Riche Luminous Lipstick, Fade Resistant Preference Hair Coloring, Superior Preference Hair Color, Lipstick-spokeswoman and Color Vive Hair Color.

Heather Locklear Net worth

Heather Locklear has a net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Heather Locklear

  • Heather turned down the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused in 1988. The role was then offered to Jodie Foster, who won her first Oscar for the same.
  • In September 2008, Locklear was arrested on the suspicion of driving under influence in Santa Barbara and was charged with a misdemeanor. Her case was later dismissed after she pleaded guilty.
  • Her college roommate was Susan Levitan (Producer of Family Sins).
  • She is the aunt of actor Shane Ahern.
  • In 1998, she sang the backing vocals on Richie Sambora: Undiscovered Soul.
  • She has appeared in Toby Keith’s video Crash Here Tonight.
  • Heather hosted the VH1’s Fashion Awards (1996) and VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (1999).
  • In 2006, Heather was among the People Magazines’ Most Beautiful People list.
  • In 1989, Locklear won the Worst Actress Razzie Award for Return of the Swamp Thing.


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