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Overview (3)

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Birth NameDeborah Jo Hunter
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, the native Texan is an accomplished equestrian with a degree in pre-med from Fordham University in New York. She was a top fashion model in the seventies and eighties, and began her acting career in Dallas, Texas doing plays such as "Vanities", "The Marriage-Go-Round", "I Ought To Be in Pictures", "The Odd Couple" and "The Dining Room". More recently, she appeared at the Beverly Hills Theater, in "Rear Window". In her early television career beginning in 1984, she landed 3 major contract roles, finally remaining with CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) for the past 23 years, as "Dr. Taylor Forrester". She has appeared on numerous magazine covers. She has received many awards, and is consistently voted as "Most Popular Actress" in "Soap Digest" and "CBS Daytime". She has guest-starred on many prime-time shows, including Diagnosis Murder (1993), The Nanny (1993) and Zorro (1990), as well as movies for the Hallmark Channel, and mini-series such as The Maharaja's Daughter (1994), co-starring with Bruce Boxleitner and Ann Margaret. Hunter has twice been named as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and has been the spokesperson for over 50 international products. She has done more than 500 commercials - her most notable as the "Pantene Girl". She is launching a skin care line, with an exclusive patented rejuvenating molecule, derived by cutting-edge technology, which she helped create. In her book, "Making a Miracle" (1999), Hunter recounts the trials and tribulations she endured after being fired from Melrose Place (1992) for becoming pregnant, and her daughter Katya's subsequent battle with a rare form of eye cancer, "Retinoblastoma", at the age of three-months-old.

She has a sister, Elizabeth, and a brother, Cliff. She became pregnant very young, with a son, Christopher, who was born around 1980. In the mid-1980s, she met future husband Michael Tylo while they both worked on the soap All My Children (1970). They had a son, Michael (nicknamed Mickey), who was born around 1987. Although their marriage suffered some problems, they managed to overcome them. In the mid-1990s, Hunter reaffirmed her belief in Christianity, and has become an active Christian.

Hunter is a public speaker, giving messages of encouragement and hope for parents and families of children facing fatal childhood illnesses. In October of 2007, Hunter's son, Michael E. Tylo II, died as a result of epilepsy. Hunter is known as an advocate for working mothers. In 1998, she won a landmark case setting a precedent for the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, after being fired from Melrose Place (1992) for becoming pregnant. Hunter also works with "Retinoblastoma International", and her own charity, "Hunter's Chosen Child".

Hunter has studied acting with Gene Frankel in New York, actor Alan Arkin, as well as Roy London and Ivana Chubbuck, in Los Angeles. Hunter's skills include dialects, martial arts, gourmet cooking, kick-boxing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and horseback riding.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sally Shears, and chosenchildorg at gmail.com

Spouse (3)

Gerson Archila (29 November 2009 - present)
Michael Tylo (7 July 1987 - 2005) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Tomas Monroe Morehart (18 July 1980 - 12 October 1984) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Breathy, Sultry Voice

Trivia (22)

Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. [1998]
Hunter was fired from Melrose Place (1992) for being pregnant. She had daughter, Izabella Gabrielle, in November of that year. She sued Spelling Entertainment for wrongful dismissal and pregnancy discrimination. She subsequently founded Chosen Child Foundation. [1996]
Broke her collarbone while filming the movie The Maharaja's Daughter (1994).
Has three siblings: elder sister Elizabeth; elder brother Jay; younger brother Cliff.
About 45% Cherokee Indian (Mother's side)
Hunter loves reptiles, she adores snakes and owns a boa constrictor named BJ. She has a collection of exotic and unusual pets.
Legally changed her name to Hunter Tylo when she wed Michael Tylo.
Born at 7:47am-CDT
Born on the same date as fellow actors Tom Cruise and Thomas Gibson. Cruise, like Tylo, has been voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine.
Her daughter, Katya Tylo, was diagnosed with "Retinoblastoma", a rare form of eye cancer, which involved the loss of her right eye and chemotherapy for the remaining eye.
She attended Springtown High where she graduated in 1980 (same year her first son Christopher was born) and studied a medical degree at New York's Fordham University.
She entered and won beauty contests such as 'Miss Springtown' and 'Miss Teenage Fort Worth'.
She grew up in Springtown, Texas.
She has launched her own cosmetics line.
She is an accomplished equestrian bareback rider.
She is on the board of Retinoblastoma International and started her own charity "Hunter's Chosen Child".
Her return to The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) in 2005 as a series regular was a heavily guarded secret by the show. They disguised her and sneaked her on and off the set for nearly two months so that word of her return didn't leak.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 17, a son Christopher Morehart on January 22, 1980. Chris's father is Tylo's now ex-1st husband Tim Moreheart.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 25, a son Michael Edward "Mickey" Tylo, Jr. on April 24, 1988. Mickey's father is Hunter's now ex-2nd husband, Michael Tylo. Mickey suffered from epilepsy and drowned on October 18, 2007; he was 19.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 34, a daughter Izabella Gabrielle Tylo on November 12, 1996. Child's father is her now ex-2nd husband, Michael Tylo.
Gave birth to her 4th child at age 35, a daughter Katya Ariel Tylo on January 15, 1998. Child's father is her now ex-2nd husband, Michael Tylo.
Got engaged to action director Mahendra Verma, during the making of the film, The Maharaja's Daughter (1994). This happened in India.

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