Mary Cathleen Collins

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Mary Cathleen Collins was born in Long Beach, California back in 1956 to Paul and Nora. She attended Narbonne High School and George S. Patton Continuation School but never graduated. When she was 16 (1973) she met John, the couple moved to Germany to avoid John being charged with statutory rape.

It was during that same year that she became involved in the film industry. John and Mary were married in 1976, he was 49 she was 19. A couple of her films were given the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress, Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. In 1984, she took a five-year hiatus returning to making movies in 1989. After retiring she is the spokesperson for the Animal Welfare Institute, she also serves on the California Horse Racing Board. She is a national honorary chairperson for veterans Affairs, just one of several organizations she is associated with.

While you may not know Mary Collins certainly you know her stage name Bo Derek. So, did you know who I was writing about before I told you? Just answer in the comment section, I promise I won’t tell anyone.

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Comments (18)

Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I did not know her history,..quite colorful ! 

Jul 20, 2019 03:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  James - I knew some of the history of Bo Derek that you shared but her name didn't immediately come to mind as I was reading your post.

Jul 20, 2019 03:14 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I did not know.... I'm sure not many will know....

Jul 20, 2019 03:22 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I met her in London when on vacation and got a smile but no hug.

Jul 20, 2019 04:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. With a giant SWAG, it was obvious to me it had to be Bo! Enjoy your day 

Jul 20, 2019 05:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had no idea you were telling us about Bo Derek.  We did see her in person a couple of times years ago in Los Angeles. A

Jul 20, 2019 06:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had no idea, James, until you mentioned Bo Derek. And once I saw her name some of her early history came back to me. Who can forget that iconic picture of her with braids coming out of the water?

Jul 20, 2019 07:45 AM
James Dray

I remember it well

Jul 21, 2019 01:54 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon James, Not with her real name, but back then my head was on a swivel for her pic's!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 20, 2019 09:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow what a interesting story about Bo Derek, I did know know her history till now.


Jul 20, 2019 09:46 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Great story!  I didn't know it was Bo!

Jul 20, 2019 11:33 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon James. No I had no idea who you were talking about. Good one.

Jul 20, 2019 01:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I guess that Wayne Martin and I are the only ones who knew immediately who you were talking about. A first for me. 

Jul 20, 2019 02:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Well THAT took me by surprise. I had no idea of Bo Derek's history.  I can see now why you did not mention her first husband's name - it would have been a give-away.


Jul 20, 2019 05:18 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi James! Well, I did not know but, how interesting! She was married the year I graduated from high school. I graduated at 17 so, she is 2 years older than I am - I had no idea!

Jul 20, 2019 09:30 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I would have never guessed James. I could not have cared less about her film ratings I still watched them and some more than a couple of times.

Jul 21, 2019 12:42 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

WOW,  James Dray, I never would have guessed Bo Derek in a million years.  But thank you, interesting.  

Jul 21, 2019 04:00 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years


Thank you for a lesson on actress Bo Derek-much I did not know here.

Jul 22, 2019 12:43 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Hi again,

Nice post. I just wanted to also thank you for the follow. Cheers.

Jul 22, 2019 12:43 PM