Heather Locklear graced our TV screens regularly in the ’80s and ’90s, captivating audiences with her stunning looks and notable portrayal of glamorous Sammy Jo Carrington in the long-running show Dynasty.
But did you know Heather has a daughter who bears an uncanny resemblance to her star mother? Born in Los Angeles in 1961, Heather turned 61 and remains as radiant as ever.
Heather’s breakthrough came in the early 1980s with the show Dynasty, where her role as Sammy Jo Carrington catapulted her to stardom. With her angelic appearance and a personality that added intrigue to every scene, she continued to shine in her portrayal of the cold-hearted Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place, earning four Golden Globe nominations.
However, to fully appreciate her career, it’s essential to delve into her private life. Throughout the ’80s, Heather was often seen with rock greats, marrying Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee (divorced in 1993) and later tying the knot with Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora.
The couple’s marriage lasted 13 years, during which they welcomed their only child, daughter Ava Sambora, born on October 4, 1997. Despite growing up in the limelight due to her famous parents, Ava had a unique upbringing, often seen on-stage during Jon Bon Jovi’s concerts and maintaining a well-rounded education.
Ava, a smart and highly-educated woman, was a cheerleader in high school. In 2020, she graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor’s in psychology, maintaining an impressive 4.0 GPA. She then pursued a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at the University of Southern California.
Following her mother’s footsteps, Ava ventured into acting, making her debut in the movie “This Is 40” and walking the runway for her father’s clothing line, “White Trash Beautiful.”
Recent images of Ava showcase her striking resemblance to her famous mom during her TJ Hooker days, attracting admiration from fans and followers alike. She and Heather share a close bond, and Ava expressed her desire to follow her mother’s career path.
In 2020, Ava starred in the crime-thriller “A Dark Foe” with Selma Blair, hinting at a promising acting career ahead. Besides her professional achievements, she found love with Tyler Farrar, an investment associate at Pacific Partners Real Estate Investments, with the couple dating since 2019.
Ava’s journey reminds us of the nostalgia of the ’80s and the exceptional DNA she inherited from her parents, comparable to the beautiful couple Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.
All in all, Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora’s excellent parenting skills have molded Ava into a grounded and mature young woman. With a bright future ahead, we eagerly anticipate witnessing more of Ava’s talents on the big screen. If you agree, please share!