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Surely Linda was a touch humiliated when he high-tailed it with a girl young enough to be his daughter?
'From everything I understand, there wasn't any lying involved.' A year after marrying Derek, Bo was offered the role that was to make her an international star. No one expected all this to happen - Dudley [Moore, the British comedian and her co-star] was not a box-office star.
'I was going to the Oscars with a girlfriend and heard from a friend that John was also going and wanted to escort me,' she says.
The movie, she says, was a defining moment in her life; more so than any other roles, more so, too, than her extraordinary 22-year marriage to the late film director John Derek.
Bo was just 16 when they began their affair in Greece, on the set of his film And Once Upon a Love.
'There were things he couldn't do physically,' she says.
'He was starting to see his own mortality and it was bothering him.I'd taken a part on this really fun TV series, Wind On Water. He never let me know if he was jealous, but other people have said he was when I went off on films. If I'd stayed at home, it might have been different.He knew what went on with leading men and ladies on set. I think I avoided a lot of pain and grief.' Bo admits that their three-decade age gap was beginning to make itself felt and acknowledges for the first time the difficulties that existed between them.Derek was alone at the couple's Californian ranch when he had a fatal heart attack.