Denise Richards Biography
Denise Richards started her career as a fashion model. Throughout the 90s, Denise Richards appeared in low-budget films and television shows, such as Saved by the Bell. Her film debut was in the 1997 sci-fi film, Starship Troopers. However, it was only until she won a role in the 1998 cult film, Wild Things, that she became widely known. In 1999, Denise Richards was cast as Dr. Christmas Jones in the James Bond film, The World is Not Enough, which received box-office gross and led to Richards worldwide success.
Aside from acting, Denise Richards made regular appearances in various TV sitcoms including Seinfeld, Friends, Spin City and Two & a Half Men. Throughout the early 2000s, Denise Richards appeared in several films that portrayed her as a sex symbol. These movies include Valentine, Scary Movie 3, Undercover Brother and Love Actually.
In 2004, Denise Richards posed nude for Playboy magazine and was featured in a 2006 issue of Jane magazine for a semi-nude pictorial that raised money for Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.
Denise Richards dated actor Patrick Muldoon. However, she married actor Charlie Sheen and they had two daughters Sam J born on March 2004 and Lola Rose born on June 2005. In 2005, even with two daughters, Denise Richards was named the Sexiest Mom of 2005 by the In Touch Weekly magazine.
In March of 2005, Denise Richards filed for divorce, but soon reconciled after seeking marriage counseling. A year later, Richards continued with the divorce and even sought a restraining order against her husband Sheen due to his alleged death threats against her.
In the 17-page court filing that Denise Richards submitted to the state of California, Richards alleged that Sheen was verbally and physically abusive. She also claimed that Sheen had become obsessive and paranoid, addicted to gambling, pornography and prescription drugs. Although Charlie Sheen denied the allegations and insisted that he was a responsible father, Denise Richards received a restraining order against him in 2006.