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Sexy Roles & Hectic Schedules: Inside Heather Locklear's Rocky Rise To Fame

'The producers were determined to show off Heather's body,' says source.

When her acting career kicked off, Heather Locklear became the hot new 1980s commodity. When she was just a teen, TV producer Aaron Spelling made her his latest darling, offering her a role as sweet rookie cop Stacy Sheridan in the police drama T.J. Hooker starring William Shatner.

From then, her fame only escalated and she became wrapped up in the world of Hollywood: the great, the glamorous, and the very, very ugly. REELZ’s new docuseries, The Price of Fame: Heather Locklear, gives fans an inside look at her decades-long career, from her days as a America’s sweetheart, to her time in rehab.

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“Heather’s role as Stacy was actually pretty minor, so she agreed to film Stacy and Sammy Jo at the same time,” recalls celebrity acting coach Cathryn Hart in the clip. “And she’d be filming on one set and she’d run over to the other set and film that, and, I mean, Heather was everywhere.”

But nothing compared to the fame the now-57-year-old gained from Dynasty, the 1981 show which capitalized on her good looks.

“The producers were determined to show off Heather’s body, which is hard to do because she’s swimming around in this police officer’s uniform,” says Radio host Kellie Rasberry.

The Price of Fame: Heather Locklear airs Sunday, July 14th at 9 ET/ PT on REELZ.

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