Early life[ edit ] Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois , to Joni, who owned a coffee shop, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. When Richards was 15 years old, she and her family moved to Oceanside, California where in she graduated from El Camino High School. After her high school graduation, she began working as a model and traveled to big cities such as Paris , New York , and Tokyo to do photo shoots and commercials. She later made guest appearances in shows such as Beverly Hills, , Seinfeld , Lois and Clark and a guest-arc in Melrose Place Her first starring role in a wide theatrical release was Starship Troopers in for which Richards was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female Newcomer.
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United States Executive summary: She was also spread across several pages of Playboy's December issue. Besides Starship Troopers, Richards' main claim to fame is her marriage to Hollywood bad-boy Charlie Sheen , known for his bouts with cocaine and born-again Christianity and as Heidi Fleiss ' best customer. An old-fashioned Catholic girl, Richards insisted that she and Sheen attend pre-marriage counseling with a priest, but she had no worries about Sheen's past. A court granted Richards a restraining order, mandating that Sheen stay at least yards away from her and their two daughters. Critics have complained that Richards has little acting talent, and gets by on her gorgeous exterior and vacuous posing. And she is breathtakingly beautiful, but even in her best film, Starship Troopers, her performance drew general derision.
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Once worked as a grocery clerk. Filed for divorce from husband Charlie Sheen after less than three years. She and Charlie Sheen both had very small roles in Loaded Weapon 1 they do not share on-screen time , years before they met and fell in love on the set of Good Advice She and her ex-husband Charlie Sheen have both guest-starred on Friends , though not in the same episode. Ex-stepmother of Charlie Sheen 's daughter Cassandra Sheen.