Heather Locklear had her first big break on the prime-time soap opera Dynasty in 1981, as brash and meddling Sammy Jo, and has since gone on to become one of the most lauded television actresses in history. After her first notable TV role on Dynasty, Locklear worked closely with the producer of the show, Aaron Spelling. The two would work together throughout much of the ‘80s and ‘90s on hit several hit TV shows, as she moved on to another iconic role – that of cutthroat Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place.
However, while her TV career may have been on a high, not everything in Locklear’s life was peachy. From relationship issues to legal troubles, Heather Locklear hasn’t had the smoothest of rides over the years. Perhaps her love of the ‘bad boy’ rockstars changed the course of this celebrity’s life. Or maybe the fame was just too much for the young star. Here is the story of Heather Locklear, from the highs to the lows.