Denise Lee Richards (born on February 17, 1971) is an American actress and former fashion model. She became famous in the late 1990s, after a string of films that highlighted her $ex appeal, including Starship Troopers, Wild Things, and The World Is Not Enough.
She also has her own TV show, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated which airs on E!
Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, the daughter of Joni, a coffee shop owner, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has one sister, Michelle, and grew up in both Mokena, Illinois and Downers Grove, Illinois. She graduated from El Camino High School in 1989, Oceanside, California. As a child, she was a ‘tomboy’, the only ‘girl on the baseball team.’