Her first major film appearance was in the romantic comedy film “10” (1979).
She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best New Star in 1980 after her performance in 10.
Derek's sincere performance in the Oscar-winning film was critically praised, but Santana, having brought Dorothy Hughes' book In A Lonely Place as a vehicle for Derek, instead converted the hero to an older man so that Bogart could do it.
Had Derek starred in this Nicholas Ray masterpiece his career might have progressed differently.
It is no surprise that such a movie was responsible for shooting Derek into the limelight.
From this same film emanated the Bo whom the whole world saw as a sex image.Well, our source who worked for one of their camps, had to refill her Valtrex prescription for her on a regular basis!