By Nick Haby
Since she came on the scene in the ’90s, Denise Richards has been heating up every movie and TV show she appears in. She won us over with her role in Wild Things, and we’ve been wanting more ever since. But with her fresh, bubbly face we have a hard time believing it’s her 41st birthday! Whether she’s got a guest-starring role in a sitcom (from Friends to Two and a Half Men), a Playboy pictorial or her own reality show, the starlet has showed us that she’s not afraid to put herself out there. As Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, you’d think she would have looked a little worse for wear after last year’s “winning” turmoil, but she remained unscathed. Instead of trashing Charlie, she quietly published a memoir, adopted a baby sister for daughters Sam and Lola, and reunited with Richie Sambora. And then she went on Christmas vacation with Sheen and the kids. Whatever her secret to inner peace and beauty is, it sure is working! Cheers to many more fabulous birthdays, Denise!
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