If you grew up in the ’80s, you probably saw her face. Or at least her legs, with nothing but ripped jeans and high heels. Yes, we are talking about Daisy Duke, or rather Catherine Bach, as her real name is. You may recognize her from her famous, sexy role in the action-packed series “The Dukes of Hazzard”, but how much do you really know about this hot brunette?
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Early life and education
Catherine Bachman was born on March 1, 1954 in Warren, Ohio, USA. Her mother was an acupuncturist, Norma Jean Kucera, and her father was a farmer Bernard Bachman. She is of German-Mexican descent and her mother comes from one of the earliest families to land in California, the famous Verdugo family.
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Her parents met in Europe but divorced a few years after Catherine was born. Catherine grew up mostly in Faith, South Dakota, USA, on her grandparents’ farm. She graduated from Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1970 and enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she majored in drama. Since her allowance was not enough to pay her tuition, she made clothes for theater groups for money, and that was her means of survival at the time, indicating that her family had a very low income, despite her being once notable and famous.
Start her career
She debuted her acting career at a very young age, as one of the children in a production of “The Sound of Music”.
However, her first appearance on television was in “The Midnight Man”, the Burt Lancaster murder mystery filmed in South Carolina in 1973 – Bach played the small role of Natalie Claiburn, the murder victim. The following year, she landed the role of Melody in Michael Cimino’s “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” alongside Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges.
The role that boosted her career was as Daisy Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard” which aired from 1979 to 1985. She first heard about auditioning for the lead role in this action comedy TV show through her then husband, David Shaw. ; the producers were looking for a woman who looked like Dolly Parton, who looked nothing like her, but she decided to try because of her love of motorcycles.
As it turns out, she charmed the casting crew and was hired right away. She also made numerous changes to the character’s original design, such as requiring Daisy Duke to wear a white turtleneck, poodle skirt, and go-go boots. Bach had other ideas, so she brought her own homemade outfit: a T-shirt, cut-off jeans and high heels – a style that later became iconic.
The poster impersonating Daisy Duke that she designed later sold more than five million copies. In fact, her Daisy Duke character earned her so much recognition, mainly because of Bach’s good figure, that she decided to insure her legs for $1 million! All in all, Catherine appeared in a total of 145 episodes and stole the hearts of many and became the face many will remember for times to come.
“The Dukes of Hazzard” aftermath
Bach’s acting career continued to appear in a number of smaller films and TV shows, such as “You Again”, “Chapman”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “African Skies”, and “Monk”. She also did the voice acting for Daisy Duke in the 2004 video game ‘The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee’ but when asked to play a role in the 2005 movie remake of ‘The Dukes of Hazard’ starring Jessica Samson. , she declined the offer for unknown reasons.
However, she still likes to talk about her Daisy Duke days, as she once was declared: ‘Of course it was a lot of fun, couldn’t you see that? It was wonderful to come to work every day. I am friends with everyone to this day. John Schneider is probably my best friend of all.
He’s like my brother.’ Still, she claims she’s never seen the 2005 movie “Dukes of Hazzard.” Bach finally found her place in the acting world when she joined the cast of “The young and the restless”, the CBS soap opera, in the 2012. She plays the recurring role of Anita Lawson to this day. Bach also launched her own independent diamond jewelery line at Debenhams in 2002.
In 1976, Bach married David Shaw, the stepson of actress and singer Angela Lansbury. The marriage lasted until 1981 when the couple filed for divorce for unknown reasons, but apparently there was never any drama involved.
In 1990, Bach remarried, and her new wife was entertainment lawyer Peter Lopez, the founder of the law firm “Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy and Klein”. Lopez worked with many household names, most notably pop star Michael Jackson, even saving Jackson from bankruptcy at one point! His other clients included Julio Iglesias, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli and The Eagles.
The marriage seemed to be happy and the couple had two daughters, Sophia and Laura. However, everything changed at 30e of April 2010, when 60-year-old Lopez was found shot to death. His death was declared a suicide, which shocked everyone in and out of the family, as Lopez never even hinted at depression.
In a interview, Bach said that ‘Peter was happy until the very last second. Something terrible happened to him – I just know him so well. He did this to protect my daughters and myself. There must have been a bad thing, and he saw this as his only way out of my life and the daughters we created together.” To this day, Bach has the same faith about her late husband and misses him very much, as she often goes to church to pray for him. She had a few relationships after his death, but so far she has not tied the knot again and claims she has no intention of doing so.
Bach loves hot rods and grew up with South Dakota’s car culture. She enjoys watching car shows and playing with her own engines in the garage during the cold winter days.
She even visits the Midlands often to open the motorhome and caravan shows at the NEC. Apparently, her models cost anywhere from $350,000 to $500,000. She is best friends with ex-Beatle member Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach (despite the surname, the two are not related, as Barbara was born Goldbach), as well as Barbara’s sister Marjorie, and the trio helped her greatly after the death. from her husband.
It is said that she earns about $2,000 per episode of “The Young and the Restless”. Bach’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million as of February 2020, a big leap since she had to hand-sew clothes to survive and get through college.
Bach is 1.75 m tall, weighs about 68 kg and her vital statistics are 38-28-37. Her hair is light brown and her eyes are brown. She is considered to be a very beautiful woman who is rarely seen without a smile on her face.