Okay, so, according to Bo Derek, there are women that do and those that don't. Oh, and while we're at it, she doesn't do Botox or collagen, either.There are times, she says, she's tempted to - days she sees a photograph of herself and 'gets scared'.When I look at some photographs of myself, I think, "Oh, I look all right." But, in others, I scare myself; I wish I had my old skin.' Believe it or not, it's 30 years since Bo, her hair braided and wearing a flesh-coloured swimsuit, was filmed running along the beach in Blake Edward's 10 - the highest score a woman could achieve for desirability.The movie, she says, was a defining moment in her life; more so than any other roles, more so, too, than her extraordinary 22-year marriage to the late film director John Derek.Many considered him to be a controlling, Svengali influence in Bo's life.She denies this, but suffice to say she remained happily single for five years after his death until she agreed to a blind date with the actor John Corbett, 48. 'I was completely content and settled after my husband died,' she says.'From everything I understand, there wasn't any lying involved.' A year after marrying Derek, Bo was offered the role that was to make her an international star. No one expected all this to happen - Dudley [Moore, the British comedian and her co-star] was not a box-office star.'I was living with my husband, wasn't working and had no aspirations to work. That role was such a gift in my life.'Being in a successful movie opens so many doors and makes your life so magical. When I was about 30 or 32, I really thought about it.
Some day it'll be love at first sight or not at all." I was so averse to dating. I never knew if someone wanted to meet me because they wanted to meet me or whether it was because I was some kind of prize, so I just avoided dating.' Until, of course, she met Corbett, who played Aidan, Carrie Bradshaw's-boyfriend, in Sex And The City.
Bo was just 16 when they began their affair in Greece, on the set of his film And Once Upon a Love.
A notorious womaniser, Derek was 30 years her senior and married to Linda Evans (his previous wives, Pati Behrs and Ursula Andress, were also actresses).
Instead, she says, she was 'interested and fascinated' by him.
Derek was alone at the couple's Californian ranch when he had a fatal heart attack.