Catherine Bach Biography
Her influence in acting was her uncle, stage actor Tony Verdugo. After High School, Catherine Bach moved to California to pursue an acting career. She eventually landed herself in few TV bits and movie roles like Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1973). She also starred in ABC's TV-films Strange New World and Matt Helm in 1975.
Catherine Bach was best known for her role in CBS's comedy-drama, The Duke of Hazzard (1979-85). Catherine popularized the cutoffs and tack-top looks in the US because of her role in this popular comedy show. In fact, one of her outfits in this TV-show was now shown in the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. It was found out later during one of her interviews that the TV show producers did not favor her skimpy shorts outfit at best. She had to wear pantyhose to avoid mishaps showing parts of her body that should not be shown on TV.
Her other TV appearance includes The Battel of the Network Stars, Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, Circus of the Stars, World's Greatest Stunts, The Nashville Palace, The Magic of David Copperfield, and Picnic. Catherine Bach also did the voice-over of Daisy, an animated version of the series, The Dukes. Catherine's other TV-movies shows include the White Water Level in CBS, 1983 and Drive, She Said in PBS this time in 1987.
Catherine Bach had small roles in theatrical releases in the 70's including the action-comedy Thunderbolt in Lightfoot, and the drama The Midnight Man. Cathy also starred opposite Burt Reynolds in the thriller Hustle in 1975. Her team up with Reynolds were seconded in Cannonball Run II in 1983. Catherine's, or Kathy's, first starring role was in a thrift action film Driving Force in 1989. In the same year, she also did Street Justice and Criminal Act. Her most recent appearance would be in Master of Menace in 1991 and Rage of Honor in 1992.
Catherine Bach met her husband, Peter Lopez, at an environmental project and their marriage is still going strong till now. She had previous miscarriage and had to take fertility pills before she had her first daughter Sophia in 1996. She and her husband are founding members of the "C.O.C.C.H For Kids", a charity that gives free medical care to children born in low-income families in the L.A. area.