Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American actress and former fashion model. Her most recognized roles are Carmen Ibanez in Starship Troopers (1997), Kelly Van Ryan in Wild Things (1998) and Bond girl Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough (1999). She has also appeared in films Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Valentine (2001), Undercover Brother (2002), Love Actually (2003) and Madea's Witness Protection (2012). She is best known for her television roles on Paramount Network's sitcom Blue Mountain State (2010–11), ABC Family's mystery-thriller series Twisted (2013–14) and CBS' soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (2019).
Richards starred on the E! reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated (2008–09). She currently stars on the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2019–present).