Catherine Bach Bio | Age, Height, Nationality, Net Worth
She is an American actress popularly known for playing Daisy Duke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard and having her legs insured for $1,000,000.
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How old is Catherine Bach
Catherine Bachman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in March 1954. She was born into Norma Jean Kucera, an acupuncturist of Mexican descent, and Bernard Bachman, a rancher of German ancestry.
She is a descendant of the Verdugo family, known to be one of California’s earliest land dwellers.
Catherine grew up on a ranch in South Dakota, where she visited her grandparents.
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She graduated from Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1970 and studied drama briefly as a major in UCLA; Catherine was quite industrious and supplemented her income by making clothes for her friends and theatre groups.
Catherine Bach movies and tv shows
Bach’s acting debut was as one of the children in “The Sound of Music” she then moved to her first screen appearance, which was in a murder mystery “The Midnight Man” shot in upstate California in 1973, where she played the role of a murdered coed Natalie Cliburn.
In 1974 she acted the part of Melody in “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.”
Catherine heard about the audition for “The Dukes of Hazzard” and decided to try out for a role.
When she got there, the producers said they were looking for a Dolly Parton-lookalike, and despite her not being what they wanted, they hired her on the spot.
The costume given to her by the producers Included a tight white turtleneck, go-go boots, and a poodle skirt, but Catherine asked them if she could bring her costume instead, which was a pair of cut-off denim shorts, a homemade T-shirt, and high heels.
At first, she was concerned about the appropriateness of the cut-off shorts, saying she couldn’t use them in a restaurant scene.
She was then asked to visit a restaurant across the street. Catherine met the waitresses wearing “little miniskirts that matched the tablecloths!”.
Nevertheless, she went on with the show and starred alongside John Schneider, Tom Wopat, James Best.
Who was the original Daisy Duke
The show’s producers suggested she posed as Daisy Duke for a poster, and it had a whooping sales of 5 million copies; she even took one as a gift for her former schoolteachers working at the White House.
While Catherine starred on The Dukes of Hazzard, her legs were insured for $1,000,000.
From 1992 to 1994, she starred in “African Skies,” a Canadian family drama series.
In 2002 she then launched a diamond jewelry line at Debenhams. In 2006 she starred in ‘Monk’ and in 2010 she appeared in a comedy film ‘You Again.’
Catherine later joined CBS daytime soap opera in 2012, playing the role of Anita Johnson in ‘The Young and the Restless.
Is Catherine Bach still married?
Catherine Bachman married David Shaw in 1976, and the marriage soon hit the rock in 1981 as the couple got divorced.
She then married Peter Lopez, an entertainment lawyer, in 1990. The marriage produced two daughters, Sophia and Laura.
Tragedy struck on April 2010, as Lopez was found dead, and it was ruled as an apparent suicide.
Catherine Bach Net Worth
She has been quite successful in her career as an actress. Her estimated net worth is said to be $10 Million.