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Denise Richards From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Denise Richards Denise Richards 2011.jpg Richards at the 2011 Heart Truth fashion show Born Denise Lee Richards February 17, 1971 (age 45) Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S. Occupation Actress Years active 1986–present Spouse(s) Charlie Sheen (m. 2002; div. 2006) Children 3 Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American actress and a former fashion model. She has appeared in numerous films, including Starship Troopers (1997), Wild Things (1998), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The World Is Not Enough (1999) as a Bond girl, and in Valentine (2001). She played Monica and Ross Geller's cousin on Friends (2001). From 2008 to 2009, she starred on the E! reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated. Between 2010 and 2011, she was a series regular on the comedy Blue Mountain State.
Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 3.1 Marriage to Charlie Sheen and children 3.2 Image 3.3 Confrontation with paparazzi 3.4 Animal welfare work 4 Filmography 4.1 Film 4.2 Television 5 References 6 External links Early life Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois. Her ancestry includes Croatian, German and French-Canadian. Richards grew up in both Mokena and Downers Grove. In 1986, she appeared in the Double music video: "The Captain of Her Heart," when she was 15 years old. She graduated in 1989 from El Camino High School in Oceanside, California. As a child, she was the "only girl on the baseball team." Richards was raised Roman Catholic.
Career She spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in lower-budget films and television shows such as Saved by the Bell, television movies, and guest starring in episodes of several television shows such as Married... with Children (1991), a five-second walk through. She later made guest appearances in shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210 (1992), Seinfeld (1993), Lois and Clark (1994) and a guest-arc in Melrose Place (1996). Her first starring role in a wide theatrical release was Starship Troopers in 1997 for which Richards was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female Newcomer. She followed this with a role in Wild Things. Variety praised Richards' transition from good-girl-type roles to manipulative villainess and the review continued to include her as part of "an ensemble that appears to be enjoying the challenge of offbeat roles and unusual material. There's not a wrong note struck by the game group of players." In 1998, she appeared in the music video for the Blues Traveler song "Canadian Rose".
Richards at the premiere of The World Is Not Enough (1999) Richards was cast as the nuclear physicist Christmas Jones in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999). Though she considered her role "brainy", "athletic", and having depth of character, she was criticized as not credible in the role. Her outfit, which often comprised a low-cut tank top and tight shorts, elicited comments. She was ranked as one of the worst Bond girls of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2008, and was chosen as "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 1999 Razzie Awards for the role, although, Richards was also nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Actress – Action, for the same film. Later that year, Richards starred alongside Kirsten Dunst in the beauty pageant satire, Drop Dead Gorgeous. Richards, playing a spoiled princess, was praised for her performance by Los Angeles Times for being "as rightly nasty as she is pretty."
In 2001, she guest-starred in Friends as Ross and Monica Geller's cousin, Cassie Geller in the episode "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin". Later that year she appeared in four episodes of Spin City as Jennifer Duncan, a love interest of Charlie Sheen's character. She starred as Sheen's character's ex-girlfriend two years later in two episodes of Two and a Half Men. In 2005, she starred in the short-lived UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets. Richards appeared in films such as Valentine (2001), Undercover Brother (2002) and Scary Movie 3 (2003). In 2003, she made a very brief appearance in the British romantic comedy, Love Actually. In 2005, she starred in the ensemble drama, Edmond alongside Julia Stiles.
In December 2004, she posed for a nude pictorial in Playboy magazine, five months after giving birth. Richards posed semi-nude for the July 2006 issue of Jane magazine to raise money for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. In 1999, she ranked 9th in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women and in 2001 she was voted 2nd in FHM's USA 100 Sexiest Women, 5th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women and 19th in AskMen.com's 50 Most Beautiful Women. She was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health. In 2008, she reunited with her Wild Things on-screen mother Theresa Russell in Jolene. Richards appeared on the 8th season of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She was eliminated second on March 24, 2009.
In 2010 she joined the cast of Blue Mountain State, a Spike comedy series. Richards plays Debra, the ex-wife of Coach Daniels. In July 2011, Richards published a memoir The Real Girl Next Door, a New York Times Best Seller. Richards was part of TV Guide Network's show, Hollywood Moms' Club, which aired in November 2011. In September 2011, Richards reportedly turned down $100,000 to appear as an ex-girlfriend at Charlie's funeral in Two and a Half Men. A month later, she began filming a guest spot for an episode for the sixth season of NBC comedy 30 Rock. In 2012, Richards joined the cast of ABC Family pilot, Twisted (formerly Socio). In February 2013, [ABC Family commissioned the drama for a full series.
Personal life Marriage to Charlie Sheen and children Richards first met actor Charlie Sheen on the set of Loaded Weapon 1 in 1991. They became engaged on December 26, 2001, and married in a Roman Catholic ceremony on June 15, 2002, at the estate of Spin City creator Gary David Goldberg. They have two daughters together, Sam J. Sheen (born March 9, 2004) and Lola Rose Sheen (born June 1, 2005).
In March 2005, while pregnant with their second daughter, Richards filed for divorce from Sheen. The couple briefly reconciled and sought marriage counselling. However, on January 4, 2006, Richards' representative announced that she was continuing with the divorce. She later sought a restraining order against Sheen, alleging death threats against her. On April 19, 2006, Richards filed formal legal papers seeking a divorce from Sheen under the laws of the state of California.
In 2008, Richards decided to include her two daughters with Charlie Sheen in her confessional reality program on E!, Denise Richards: It's Complicated, which premiered on May 26, 2008. He deemed her plans "greedy, vain and exploitative". On January 25, 2008, Richards won a court case against Sheen so that she could include her daughters in the show. When a judge rejected Sheen's request to block it, Sheen urged fans to boycott it. An agreement was reached between Sheen and Richards in the custody of the children, with Sheen stating in April 2009 that "we had to do what's best for the girls."
In June 2011, Richards adopted a third daughter, Eloise Joni, as a single parent. Her middle name is that of Richards' mother, who died from cancer in December 2007. Richards adopted her at birth domestically within the United States, following a two-year adoption process.
By mid-2012, Richards and Sheen were on good terms, often spending time together with their children. In 2012, he made a cameo appearance in her movie Madea's Witness Protection and she appeared in Sheen's television series, Anger Management on the FX network. In a move supported by Sheen, in May 2013, Richards was awarded temporary custody of Bob and Max, the twin sons born in 2009 to Sheen and third wife Brooke Mueller, after the children were removed from Mueller's home by child protective services due to concerns over drug use. Richards had previously cared for the children on other occasions as well, including during Mueller's December 2012 stint in rehab for addiction to Adderall.
Image In 1990, at age 19, Richards had a rushed breast implant procedure, which led to the doctor putting in larger ones than she asked for. As Richards was preparing to film 1998's Wild Things, she had a corrective breast implant procedure, with the surgeon again giving her larger implants than she expected. In 2004, Richards posed for Playboy, stating that she "wanted to encourage women that it's OK to embrace your sexuality even though you're a mom [...] At the same time, I was having some problems in my marriage [to Charlie Sheen] and I didn't feel sexy and felt I had to prove something."
Richards has appeared in the NOH8 Campaign. and has spoken in support of gay marriage, stating (during an interview with radio host Howard Stern) that, years before, she had had a lesbian affair. Richards added, "You would know who she is", but declined to name the woman.
Confrontation with paparazzi On November 8, 2006, officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called to the River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C., where Richards was making a movie. After seeing two photographers taking her picture from a nearby balcony, she confronted them, and threw their two laptop computers over the balcony. No charges were filed against her.
Animal welfare work Richards has worked with Best Friends Animal Society on several projects, including its Pup My Ride program, which transports small dogs from high-kill animal shelters to other parts of the US where there's a greater demand for small dogs. She has regularly appeared on Access Hollywood's monthly pet segment showcasing shelter dogs rescued by Best Friends and available for adoption. While assisting with relief efforts in New York following Hurricane Sandy, she adopted a puppy from a Long Island shelter.
Filmography Film Year Title Role Notes 1993 Loaded Weapon 1 Cindy 1994 Lookin' Italian Elizabeth 1994 Tammy and the T-Rex Tammy 1997 Nowhere Jana 1997 Starship Troopers Carmen Ibanez Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Female Newcomer 1998 Wild Things Kelly Lanier Van Ryan Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon) 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous Rebecca "Becky" Ann Leeman 1999 The World Is Not Enough Dr. Christmas Jones Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress – Action Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Pierce Brosnan) 1999 Tail Lights Fade Wendy 2001 Valentine Paige Prescott 2001 Good Advice Cindy Styne 2002 Empire Trish 2002 Undercover Brother White She-Devil/Penelope Snow 2002 The Third Wheel Diana Evans 2002 You Stupid Man Chloe 2003 Love Actually Carla Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting 2003 Scary Movie 3 Annie Logan Cameo appearance 2004 Whore Rebecca Smith 2004 Elvis Has Left the Building Belinda 2005 Edmond B-girl 2008 Blonde and Blonder Dawn St. Dom 2008 Jolene Marin Leger 2009 Finding Bliss Bliss/Laura 2009 Kambakkht Ishq Herself 2009 Deep in the Valley Autumn Bliss 2011 Cougars, Inc. Judy 2012 Madea's Witness Protection Kate Needleman 2012 Freeloaders Herself 2015 Operation: Neighborhood Watch! Denise Sorensen 2015 Christmas Trade Chloe Direct-to-video Television Year Title Role Notes 1990 Life Goes On Camille Episode: "It Ain't All It's Cracked Up to Be" 1991 Saved by the Bell Cynthia Uncredited; episode: "The Last Weekend" 1991 Married... with Children Girl #2 Episode: "Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 2" 1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. Alissa Episode: "Doogstruck" 1992 Eerie, Indiana Girl #2 Episode: "Reality Takes a Holiday" 1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Robin McGill Episode: "Wedding Bell Blues" 1993 The Ben Stiller Show Sunbathing girl Uncredited; episode: "At the Beach" 1993 Seinfeld Molly Dalrymple Episode: "The Shoes" 1993 Bodies of Evidence Jennifer Ivey Episode: "Eleven Grains of Sand" 1993 In Living Color N/A Episode: "The Dirty Dozens" 1993 Against the Grain Jodi Collins 2 episodes 1994 Burke's Law Jennifer Episode: "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?" 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Angela Episode: "Season's Greedings" 1995 P.C.H. Jess Television film 1995 One West Waikiki Deirdre Mansfield Episode: "Flowers of Evil" 1995 High Tide Alex Episode: "One on One" 1996 Weird Science Valerie Episode: "Funhouse of Death" 1996 Melrose Place Brandi Carson 3 episodes 1996 In the Blink of an Eye Tina Jacobs Television film 1996 Pier 66 Colleen Television film 2000 919 Fifth Avenue Cathy Damore Television film 2001 Friends Cassie Geller Episode: "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin" 2001 Spin City Jennifer Duncan 4 episodes 2003–04 Two and a Half Men Lisa 2 episodes 2004 I Do (But I Don't) Lauren Candell Television film 2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Jolene Butler Main cast; 10 episodes 2008–09 Denise Richards: It's Complicated Herself 17 episodes; also executive producer 2009 Dancing with the Stars Herself Contestant; 5 episodes 2010 Harry Loves Lisa Herself Guest star 2010–11 Blue Mountain State Debra Simon 14 episodes 2012 30 Rock Herself 2 episodes 2012 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Barbara Robinson Television film 2012 Kickin' It Leona/The Black Belt Widow Episode: "Wedding Crashers" 2012 90210 Gwen Thompson Episode: "902–100" 2012–13 Anger Management Lori 2 episodes 2013–14 Twisted Karen Desai Main cast 2014 Fatal Acquittal Nora Grant Television film 2015 A Christmas Reunion Amy Television film 2015 Significant Mother Pepper Spinner Episode: "Mixed Doubles" 2015 Vanity Marion Bellerose 9 episodes 2016 Rock in a Hard Place Heather Episode: "Pilot" References Jump up ^ "Denise Richards Biography". People. Retrieved August 15, 2015. Jump up ^ "Section 17". Mr. Skin's Skincyclopedia (Paperback ed.). St. Martin's Press. December 9, 2004 . pp. g. 466. ISBN 0-312-33144-4. Jump up ^ "Famous Americans of Croatian origin". totalcroatia.eu. Retrieved 26 July 2016. Jump up ^ DENISE_RICHARDS (July 1, 2012). "@xoRadiateLove love love my French fans... thank you! I'm actually French & German:)" (tweet) – via Twitter. Jump up ^ "The Cosmo Interview". Toppics4u.com. Retrieved August 19, 2010. Jump up ^ "Polygamy Moms Fight for Kids; Denise Richards Speaks Out". Larry King Live (CNN). May 19, 2008. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016. Jump up ^ "The Official Website and Fan Club of Denise Richards". deniserichards.com. Retrieved August 19, 2010. Jump up ^ Wild Things Variety. March 17, 1998. Jump up ^ Other works for Denise Richards. IMDb Jump up ^ Thomas, Rebecca (November 19, 1999). "One girl is not enough". BBC NEWS. Retrieved December 23, 2007. Jump up ^ Lisanti, Tom; Paul, Louis (2002). "Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962–1973". Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. ISBN 978-0-7864-1194-8. Jump up ^ Howe, Desson, 1999-11-19, 'World': Bond without end, Washington Post. Jump up ^ Herincx, Gareth (November 19, 1999). "Bond 19: More than enough". BBC NEWS. Jump up ^ Rich, Joshua (January 8, 2008). "James Bond Babes: Best and Worst". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 5, 2008. Jump up ^ "Awards for The World Is Not Enough". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved December 25, 2007. Jump up ^ Thomas, Kevin (July 23, 1999). "Movie Review; 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' Wins Prize for Congeniality". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 13, 2010. Jump up ^ Denise Richards as Ross and Monica's hot cousin Comedy Central. Retrieved November 28, 2011 Jump up ^ Friends Entertainment Weekly. September 15, 2001 Jump up ^ Playboy, December 2004; see also Denise Richards' Playboy pose, Askmen.com, November 12, 2004. Jump up ^ "The 100 Hottest Women of All-Time". Men's Health. 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2012. Jump up ^ Blue Mountain State To Return For Season 3 Starring Denise Richards Spike. April 27, 2011. Jump up ^ Producers Looking To Turn Denise Richards' Book Into Movie Huffington Post. August 17, 2011 Jump up ^ "TV Guide Network Developing Hollywood Moms' Club". TV Guide Network. July 25, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. Jump up ^ "Inside Allison Sweeney and Ali Landry's Hollywood Moms' Club!". US magazine. August 6, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. Jump up ^ Denise Richards
turned down 100,000 Two And A Half Men offer Monsters and Critics. September 22, 2011. Jump up ^ '30 Rock' Season 6: Check Out James Marsden & Denise Richards on Set (PHOTOS) AOL TV. October 18, 2011. Jump up ^ ABC Family Orders Murder Mystery, Jennifer Lopez-Backed Drama to Series The Hollywood Reporter. February 6, 2013 Jump up ^ Smolowe, Jill (July 1, 2002). "Just Married!". People. Retrieved May 13, 2013. Jump up ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (March 16, 2004). "Sheen, Richards Welcome a Baby Girl". People. Retrieved June 1, 2007. Jump up ^ Midler, Caryn (June 2, 2005). "Denise Welcomes Baby Lola!". People. Retrieved June 1, 2007. Jump up ^ "Celebrity News". The Movie Insider. January 6, 2006. Retrieved August 19, 2010. Jump up ^ "Newstrack". Richards, Sheen divorce gets ugly. Retrieved April 21, 2006. Jump up ^ "Charlie Sheen Divorce Bombshell". Thesmokinggun.com. April 21, 2006. Jump up ^ "Denise Richards "greedy, vain and exploitative"". Sydney Morning Herald. February 14, 2008. Retrieved March 8, 2008. Jump up ^ Denise Richards Wins Bid to Put Kids on TV, MSNBC.com January 25, 2008. Jump up ^ "Sheen wants boycott". Chicago Sun-Times. Digital Chicago. March 4, 2008. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved March 8, 2008. Jump up ^ Reardanz, Karen (February 28, 2008). "Sheen Asks Fans To Boycott Richards' Reality Show". SFGate. Retrieved March 8, 2008. Jump up ^ In Touch Exclusive: Charlie Sheen: "They've made me a better man". Retrieved June 6, 2009. Jump up ^ "Pilates exercises and positive thinking: these strengthened Denise Richards". Shape.com. Retrieved August 19, 2010. Jump up ^ "Denise Richards is a new mother after adopting a baby girl". Daily Mail. London. June 30, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011. Jump up ^ "Meet Denise Richards's New Daughter, Eloise Joni!". People. August 1, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2013. Jump up ^ "Meet Denise Richards' Baby Girl Eloise Joni!". Us Weekly. July 20, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2013. Jump up ^ "Denise Richards On Ex Charlie Sheen: 'I Will Be There For Him No Matter What' (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. July 27, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2016. Jump up ^ Weingus, Leigh (June 8, 2012). "Charlie Sheen Talks 'Anger Management'". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 20, 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b Eggenberger, Nicole (May 3, 2013). "Brooke Mueller's Twins With Charlie Sheen Taken Away by Child and Family Services". Us Weekly. Retrieved May 3, 2013. Jump up ^ "Denise Richards: Why I Regret My Boob Jobs". Us Weekly. Wenner Media. July 28, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2015. Jump up ^ Familiar Faces Part 3. NOH8 Campaign. Retrieved on March 20, 2014. Jump up ^ Denise Richards says she had lesbian relationship. PinkNews.co.uk (July 29, 2011). Retrieved on March 20, 2014. Jump up ^ "Elderly woman hit after actress throws laptop". The Vancouver Sun. November 9, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2008. Jump up ^ "Laptops thrown by actress hit seniors: police". CBC News. November 9, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2008. Jump up ^ "No charges against actress Richards, RCMP say". CBC News. November 10, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2008. Jump up ^ "Access Hollywood Live: Denise Richards Kicks Off Pet Adoption Campaign". Access Holyywood. March 8, 2011. Accessed 2013-01-01. Jump up ^ "Denise Richards Has a New, Blind Best Friend". FOX News. May 16, 2011. Accessed 2013-01-01. Jump up ^ Jamieson, Amy (November 12, 2012) "Denise Richards Adopts Puppy During Sandy Aftermath". People.com. Jump up ^ "Sylvester Stallone And Denise Richards Nominated For Razzies Equivalent, The Golden Kela Awards". Moviesblog.mtv.com. February 22, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2010. External links icon Television portal Film portal Wikiquote has quotations related to: Denise Richards Wikimedia Commons has media related to Denise Richards. 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Denise Richards Biography Showing all 57 items Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trade Mark (5) | Trivia (39) | Personal Quotes (7) Overview (4) Date of Birth 17 February 1971, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA Birth Name Denise Lee Richards Nickname Fluffy Girl Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Mini Bio (1) Denise Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, the older of two daughters of Joni Lee, who owned a coffee shop, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has German, French-Canadian, Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry. She grew up in the Chicago area, until the family relocated to Oceanside, CA when Denise was 15. She began working as a model, and moved to L.A. after she graduated from high school. She landed parts in both TV and movies, and gave breakthrough performances in Starship Troopers (1997) with Casper Van Dien, Meshulush Pra'ee (1998) and Ha-Olam E'ino Maspik (1999), in which she plays a Bond Girl. She also was in Undercover Brother (2002) with Eddie Griffin and appeared in Scary Movie 3 (2003) with her now ex-husband, Charlie Sheen. - IMDb Mini Biography By: dolphins_fanatic
Spouse (1) Charlie Sheen (15 June 2002 - 30 November 2006) (divorced) (2 children) Trade Mark (5) Curvaceous, buxom figure Blonde hair, blue eyes and full lips Pointed turned-up nose Dark thick eyebrows Breathy, little girl voice Trivia (39) Enjoys kickboxing. Former high school cheerleader. Former model. Moved from Downer's Grove, Illinois to Oceanside, California when she was 15. Loving animals, she has several cats and dogs. Born to Irv Richards, a telephone engineer, and his wife, Joni Richards. Has an older sister, Michelle Richards. Her parents currently manage a coffeehouse named "Jitters" in San Diego, California. Auditioned for the role of Beth in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), which went to Mariah O'Brien. Attended and graduated from El Camino High School in Oceanside, California (1989). Attended Downers Grove North High School in Illinois for her freshman year. Attended Herrick Junior High School in Illinois until she completed the eighth grade. Engaged to Charlie Sheen. [January 2002] Ranked #9 of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM Taiwan (2001). Her mother, Joni Richards, died from cancer on November 30, 2007. Ranked #21 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). Guest-starred in the episode Two and a Half Men: Yes, Monsignor (2004) 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. Ex-daughter-in-law of Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen. Ex-sister-in-law of Ramon Estevez, Renée Estevez and Emilio Estevez. Once worked as a grocery clerk. Filed for divorce from husband Charlie Sheen after less than three years. She and Charlie Sheen both had very small roles in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) (they do not share on-screen time), years before they met and fell in love on the set of Good Advice (2001). She and her ex-husband Charlie Sheen have both guest-starred on Haverrim (1994), though not in the same episode. Drives a Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG. Ex-stepmother of Charlie Sheen's daughter Cassandra Sheen. One of her first acting roles was in an episode of Doogie Howser, M.D.: Doogstruck (1991), which starred Neil Patrick Harris, in which Richards played a girl being interviewed by Doogie as a potential girlfriend candidate. Several years later, she and Harris co-starred in Starship Troopers (1997) and again in Undercover Brother (2002). She has Dutch, English, French-Canadian, German, Irish and Welsh ancestry. Her paternal grandfather was born under the name Irving Reichert; his surname was later changed to "Richards". Ranked #82 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" supplement. Ranked #89 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. After a court battle against Charlie Sheen, claiming that he had physically and verbally abused and threatened to kill her, she received a restraining order against him. Voted the "Worst Bond Girl of All Time" by the readers of British newspaper Daily Mail for her performance in Ha-Olam E'ino Maspik (1999). [February 2008] Charlie Sheen surrendered custody of their daughters Sam Sheen and Lola Rose Sheen to Denise. She sought full custody after Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller had a domestic dispute over Christmas 2009. [May 2010] Separated with Charlie Sheen while being pregnant with their daughter Lola Rose Sheen. Despite their separation, Sheen was present during Lola's birth. Adopted a daughter named Eloise Joni Richards. Good friends with Lisa Rinna, Ali Landry and Alison Sweeney. Ranked #61 in Men's Health magazine's 100 Hottest Women of All Time (2011). Has appeared in the Christmas Gala issue of Playboy magazine. [November 2004] In an interview from The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996), she said that the first Bond film she saw was GoldenEye (1995). Gave birth to her first child at age 33, a daughter Sam J. Estevez, aka Sam Sheen, on March 9, 2004. She then gave birth to her second child at age 34, a daughter Lola Rose Estevez, aka Lola Rose Sheen, on June 1, 2005. Both children are the father of her [now ex] husband, Charlie Sheen. She is left-handed. Personal Quotes (7) 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 Häagen-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. As a mom, I can't imagine how hard it would be to hear hurtful things, untrue things being said about my daughters. Everyone says I'm exploiting the kids, but they haven't even seen one episode. [on having her young daughters on her television program] I'm in a no-win situation. If I have my kids on the show, I'm exploiting them. If I don't, people will think I'm not a hands-on mom. [on her ex-husband Charlie Sheen] I didn't go into this marriage with the idea of just trying it out. I fell in love and wanted to make a new life with him. A lot of people said to me, "How could you go out with someone with his past?". But I've always believe that everyone deserves a second chance. I fell in love with who he was when I met him: a strong man who could admit his weaknesses and work through them.