Deborah Jo Morehart "Hunter Tylo"
Born, Deborah Jo Hunter, a former tomboy who broke horses, roped cattle and trained guard dogs, Hunter is widely considered the most beautiful woman on daytime television. She has been featured on the cover of TV Guide
as one of the sexiest women in daytime and twice named one of People
's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."
Raised in the Texas countryside, Hunter once spent her allowance on a mail-order alligator and considered becoming a veterinarian. She had to give up a scholarship, however, to raise a child and moved to Dallas to pursue modeling and commercial work. She gained valuable theatrical experience in the plays of Neil Simon and others, and earned her first movie role in the ABC movie-of-the-week License to Kill
In 1985, Hunter became the street waif Robin McCall for three years on ABC's All My Children
. A role on NBC's Days of Our Lives
followed, with Tylo playing the wicked Marina Toscano. By joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in 1990, Hunter has now appeared on all three major networks in top daytime dramas.
Hunter has also made guest appearances on such television series as Dallas
, The Family Channel's Zorro
and more recently Diagnosis Murder
and Burke's Law
. She starred in the worldwide hit mini-series The Maharaja's Daughter
, which was shot in India and Canada. It was during this project that she met her co-star on The Bold and the Beautiful, Kabir Bedi.
Commercial work has always been plentiful for Tylo, who has represented such companies as Canada Dry, Nissan, Naturalizer and Cover Girl. She has recently served as the spokesperson for Pantene.
An accomplished equestrienne bareback rider, Hunter lives in the San Fernando Valley, currently separated from her husband, actor Michael Tylo, who portrayed Blade on The Young and the Restless
, with her four children, Chris, Mickey, Izabella Gabrielle, and Katya Ariel. Her autobiography was published in 2000.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Dr. Taylor Hayes
June 6, 1990 to October 30, 2002
; December 2002; April 22, 2005
Days of our Lives
Marina Toscano Johnson
1989 to 1990
All My Children
1985 to 1987
The Maharaja's Daughter
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2008)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2007)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Fort Worth, Texas
DATE OF BIRTH: July 3, 1962
MARITAL STATUS: Separated; Michael Tylo (1987 to 2005)
CHILDREN: Christopher "Chris" Morehart ; Three children with husband Michael Tylo: Michael "Mickey", Jr. [Apr 24, 1988], Izabella Gabrielle [Nov 17, 1996], and Katya Ariel [Jan 15, 1998]
: Contract impasse leaves Tylo out in the cold. [Oct 10, 2001]
: CBS tries to woo Tylo back to bargaining table. [Oct 22, 2001]
: Tylo says Taylor will be killed off. [Sep 5, 2002]
: Tylo to return to B&B, denies publicity stunt. [Nov 5, 2001]
: Hunter, Michael Tylo separate after 18 years of marriage. [Nov 14, 2005]
: 19-year-old son of Hunter Tylo drowns. [Oct 21, 2007]
: Internet gossips say Tylo hard to work with, being fired. [Mar 9, 2009]
: Tylo files for, rescinds restraining order against boyfriend. [Mar 16, 2009]
: Hunter Tylo files lawsuit over son's drowning death. [Oct 19, 2009]
: Hunter Tylo married in secret ceremony. [Dec 7, 2009]