Richards, playing a spoiled princess, was praised for her performance by Los Angeles Times for being "as rightly nasty as she is pretty." Later that year she appeared in four episodes of Spin City as Jennifer Duncan, a love interest of Charlie Sheen's character.
PHOTOS: Hollywood's oddest couples Richards and Sixx, 52, "have been neighbors for years.
They have a lot in common and are taking things slowly," a source close to the pair tells the new Us Weekly.
In 1999, she ranked 9th in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women and in 2001 she was voted 2nd in FHM's USA 100 Sexiest Women, 5th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women and 19th in Ask Men.com's 50 Most Beautiful Women.
She was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health.
The hook-up effectively put a temporary end to the long-time friendship of Locklear and Richards.
And although everyone has since reconciled and are on good terms, for a while there, Heather wanted both Sambora and Richards more dead than alive.By now, you've probably heard that Charlie Sheen is HIV positive.Millions were shocked by the bad boy actor's announcement earlier this week, including several women who say they unknowingly put themselves at risk by having unprotected sex with Sheen.After 12 years of marriage, in 2007, rocker Richie Sambora and the timelessly hot Heather Locklear filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause.Just months after the split, the legendary Bon Jovi guitarist began dating one of Locklear's best friends in the world, comparably hot actress Denise Richards, who, after a tumultuous break-up with Charlie Sheen, found herself newly single as well.actress also revealed in the book that she and Sambora had seen each other a few times over the years after the split, but never went out in public."I don't regret my relationship with him," Richards also wrote.