10 Things You Never Knew About Heather Locklear
Sure, she can play a TV bitch better than anyone else, but we’ve uncovered a few more facts about the “Melrose Place” star.
Nobody plays the bitch better than Heather Locklear, so as she stretches her claws back at Melrose Place, there’s no better time to learn a few little known facts about her.
1. Acting didn’t come naturally for her
California native Heather once took a failing grade in a UCLA drama class because she refused to do a monologue in front of the class. But she eventually got over her shyness and became a model in campaigns for Pepsi, Polaroid and the California Dairy Council.
2. Heather doesn’t think she’s beautiful
Heather, who is the youngest of four kids, never completely got over her adolescence. “When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body,” she told People.
3. She was fired from her first big job
She beat out 450 other actresses to win the part of Sammy Jo on Dynasty, but after her first season she was written out of the show. Viewers’ complaints prompted producer Aaron Spelling to ask her to come back, but by then, Heather had already accepted the role of Officer Stacy Sheridan on the cop drama T.J. Hooker. She agreed to return to Dynasty anyway and became the first actor to simultaneously play a lead in two different primetime television series.
4. Heather eats like a guy
Heather (pictured at a restaurant with David Spade) admits that, at 46, she does have to work out to maintain her size 3 figure, but she still hasn’t given up her favorite foods like red meat and spicy tacos. “I could eat a shoe with hot sauce on it,” she told In Style.