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 sex appeal, including Starship Troopers, Wild Things, and The World Is Not Enough. She also has her own reality TV show, Denise Richards: It's Complicated which airs on E!.
In 2002, she married actor Charlie Sheen, with whom she appeared in Scary Movie 3, in which she played his character's wife who was pinned to a tree in a car accident. They have two daughters, Sam J (born March 9, 2004) and Lola Rose Sheen (born June 1, 2005).
In March 2005, Richards filed for divorce from Sheen. The couple briefly reconciled and were seeking marriage counseling to mend their relationship. However, on January 4, 2006, Richards' representative announced that she was continuing with the divorce, and she later sought a restraining order against Sheen, citing his alleged death threats against her. Richards briefly dated Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora shortly after their respective separations from Sheen and Heather Locklear, ending what Locklear had considered to be a close friendship. Richards once dated actor Patrick Muldoon; she has also been linked to actor John Stamos, whom she dated during her teenage years. In May 2008, Richards was allegedly linked to popular internet shock jock East Coast Vegas. The two were allegedly spotted at Beau Rivage attending a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims at the MGM Mirage casino resort property in the Southeast during the early summer of 2008. Richard's publicist had no comment when approached regarding this matter.