Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear is an American actress. She rose to fame starring on the television dramas Dynasty and T. J. Hooker. She is best known for playing Amanda Woodward on the television drama series Melrose Place and Caitlin Moore on the sitcom Spin City. Locklear has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards, with three nominations in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama category for Melrose Place and two nominations in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy category for Spin City. She also made headlines for her high-profile marriages to rock and roll stars Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe (from 1986 to 1993) and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi (from 1994 to 2007).
Heather Locklear
Full Name
Heather Deen Locklear
Los Angeles


Who is Heather Locklear dating?

Heather Locklear became engaged to Chris Heisser in April 2020. The couple had previously dated in the 1970s when they both attended Newbury Park High School in Los Angeles.

How many children does Heather Locklear have?

Heather Locklear has one daughter, Ava Elizabeth Sambora, with former husband Richie Sambora. Ava Elizabeth Sambora was born in 1997.

What happened between Heather Locklear and Denise Richards?

According to PEOPLE, actress Denise Richards began dating Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora shortly after Sambora and ex-wife Heather Locklear divorced. Locklear was acquainted with Richards because Locklear used to star with Richards' former husband, Charlie Sheen, on 'Spin City.' However, according to Richards, she and Locklear were no longer friends by the time she started dating Sambora.

Why was Heather Locklear a "special guest star" on 'Melrose Place'?

When Heather Locklear first appeared on 'Melrose Place' during the first season, she was billed as "special guest star." Though she became a regular on the series starting in the second season and eventually appeared in nearly 200 episodes, she was billed as "special guest star" in every episode. The 'Chicago Tribune' reported that by keeping that credit it ensured that her name would appear last in the acting credits.

Who played Heather Locklear in 'The Dirt'?

In the 2019 film 'The Dirt,' a biopic about the rock band Mötley Crüe, Heather Locklear was portrayed by actress Rebekah Graf.

Most Recent

Heather Locklear Refused to Wear Fake Butt Padding on T.J. Hooker: 'It Was Really Padded'
"I'm like, 'You are not going to make me wear this,'" Heather Locklear recalled of the time she was asked to wear fake butt padding as Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker
Would Heather Locklear Join RHOBH? 'I'm So Not Interesting,' She Says
"That's not quite what I want to do," said Locklear, whose former Melrose Place costar Lisa Rinna has been part of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast since 2013
Heather Locklear Is Now 'Best Friends' with Kristine Carlson, Who She Plays in Lifetime Movie
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime
Heather Locklear on Life at 60, Love and Her New Movie: 'I'm in a Great Place Now'
The Melrose Place alum tells PEOPLE her upcoming movie, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, is "all about love"
Heather Locklear Makes TV Return With New Lifetime Biopic Produced by Meghan McCain
The upcoming film based on Don't Sweat the Small Stuff also stars Natasha Bure, Jason MacDonald and Emily Rose

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