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Heather Deen Locklear was born on 25 September 1961, in Los Angeles, California USA, of part-Native American descent, and is an actress, model, as well as a television producer. Heather Locklear has appeared in many films and television series, but is probably still best known for her portrayal of Sammy Jo Carrington in the famous soap opera created by Richard Shapiro and Esther Shapiro called “Dynasty” from 1981-89, as well as her role of Amanda Woodward in another American soap opera “Melrose Place”(1993-99).
How rich is Heather Locklear? According to authoritative sources, Heather Locklear’s net worth is estimated to amount to $25 million as of mid-2016, the majority having been accumulated from her career in the entertainment industry now spanning over 35 years.
Heather Locklear Net Worth $25 Million
Heather Locklear was educated at Newbury High School, and after matriculating went on to study at the University of California. During her studies, Locklear wanted to pursue her passions, and therefore worked as a model and an actress in many school commercials. Locklear’s first film roles happened in the 1980s, when she received small roles in the comedy-drama series “Eight is Enough” with Dick Van Patten, and the drama series “240-Robert”. However, soon Locklear met film producer and director Aaron Spelling, who helped her jump-start her acting career, casting her for the role of Sammy Jo Carrington in “Dynasty”. The show featured a cast including Linda Evans, Jack Coleman, Pamela Sue Martin and Emma Samms, and aired for nine seasons and produced a total of 220 episodes, proving to be extremely popular with audiences in several countries, and was even nominated for Golden Globe Awards., and proved very beneficial for Heather’s net worth.
The show resulted in the spin-off series “The Colbys”, as well as a line of fashion products, and undoubtedly contributed to the fame of its cast members. It was Spelling again who in 1982 cast Heather in another memorable role, this time portraying rookie police officer Stacy Sheridan in the police drama series “T. J. Hooker” with William Shatner. Even though the show wasn’t as famous as “Dynasty”, it helped Heather Locklear increase her net worth.
Locklear continued to work with Spelling, and made appearances in many of his projects, including “Fantasy Island”, “The Love Boat”, “Matt Houston” and another commercially successful series – “Melrose Place”, in the latter portraying Amanda Woodward and starring alongside Thomas Calabro, Marcia Cross and Amy Locane. A nominee for several Golden Globe Awards, “Melrose Place” is yet another successful television series under Locklear’s name. Even though Heather was most famous and active in the 1980s and 1990s, she continued to be making appearances on screen since then. Locklear’s most recent appearances includes a 2012 comedy sitcom with Jane Leeves “Hot in Cleveland” and a 2013 comedy-drama television series “Franklin & Bash”.
In her personal life, Heather Locklear has been married to two musicians, firstly to drummer Tommy Lee (1986-93) and then to guitarist Richie Sambora (1994-2007). She then had a relationship with fellow “Melrose Place” actor Jack Wagner, but their engagement was called off in 2011. There are some rumours of problems with drugs and alcohol in Heather’s life, and a period of depression and anxiety in the past.