Heather Locklear is an American actress. Her first major television role was the part of Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty from 1981 to 1989, 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

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

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

Age

She’s currently 57 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

White

Education

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)
  • Others – Marla Maples (Distant Cousin)

Marital Status

Divorced

Boyfriend / Spouse

Heather Locklear 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.
  • Scott Baio (1983) – Heather had a brief stint with American film and television actor Scott Baio.
  • 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) – According to few reports, 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

Height

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

Weight

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

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 37-27-36
  • Bust – 37 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34C

Body Build

Slim

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

She 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

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

Television Debut

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

Brand Endorsements

Heather 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, between 1999 to 2004.

Distinctive Features

Hourglass figure

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
1989Golden Raspberry AwardsWorst ActressThe Return of Swamp ThingWon
1994Golden Globe AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Television SeriesMelrose PlaceNominated
1994First Americans in the ArtsBest Actress in a Television SeriesMelrose PlaceWon
1995Golden Globe AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Television SeriesMelrose PlaceNominated
1996Golden Globe AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Television SeriesMelrose PlaceNominated
1997Golden Globe AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Television SeriesMelrose PlaceNominated
2000Golden Globe AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or ComedySpin CityNominated
2002Golden Globe AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or ComedySpin CityNominated
2004TV Land AwardsFavorite Teen Dream – FemaleMelrose PlaceWon (5th place)

Heather Locklear Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Boston Legal

Heather Locklear Net worth

Heather Locklear has a net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2019.

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.
  • She sang the backing vocals on Richie Sambora: Undiscovered Soul in 1998.
  • She has appeared in Toby Keith’s video Crash Here Tonight.
  • A novel by Michael Kun “The Locklear Letters” was released in 2003.
  • Heather hosted the VH1’s Fashion Awards (1996) and VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (1999).
  • Heather was among the People Magazines’ Most Beautiful People list of 2006.
  • In 1989, she won the Worst Actress Razzie Award for Return of the Swamp Thing.
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