Happy Birthday, Heather Locklear! Blonde Bombshell Turns 50 [PHOTOS]

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on September 25 2011 6:26 PM
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    Heather Locklear was hospitalized on Thursday after an emergency call made by her sister alleged she had suffered a drug overdose, leaving fans wondering if it was another suicide attempt by the blone bombshell. Photographer: REUTERS/Mario A
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    US Comedian Dennis Miller and actress Heather Locklear, co-hosts of the 1994 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles December 7 are shown on stage during the show REUTERS
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    Actress Heather Locklear and comedian Dennis Miller,the co-hosts for the 1994 Billboard Music Awards announce the nominees for the awards which will be presented December 7 from the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles REUTERS
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    Actress Heather Locklear hosts the 1996 VH-1 fashion awards in New York City, October 24. Photographer: REUTERS/Jeff Ch
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    Actress Heather Locklear and husband, musician Richie Sambora arrive at the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards January 23 in Beverly Hills. Locklear was nominated as Best Actress in a Comedy Television series for her role in " Spin City. Photographer: REUTERS/Rose Pr
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    Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner have called off their engagement. Photographer: REUTERS/Adrees
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    Musician Richie Sambora and his wife, actress Heather Locklear, arrive at the "My VH-1 Music Awards '01," in Los Angeles December 2, 2001. The awards are chosen by the fans. REUTERS/Jill Connelly
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    Actress Heather Locklear (L) uses her mobile phone with her husband, musician Richie Sambora, as the two watch the Los Angeles Lakers host the San Antonio Spurs during Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals on May 5, 2002 in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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    Actress Heather Locklear, star of the new comedy film "Uptown Girls" poses at the film's premiere in Hollywood August 4, 2003. [Brittany Murphy stars as a nanny hired to look after a precocious young girl played by Dakota Fanning, with Locklear playing the girl's mother in the film which opens August 15 in the United States. ] Photographer: REUTERS/Fred Pr
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    Hilary Duff (L) and Heather Locklear, stars of the new film "The Perfect Man", pose together at the premiere of the film at Universal Studios in Los Angeles June 13, 2005. REUTERS
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    Actress Heather Locklear is shown in this booking mug released by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. Locklear, who sought medical help for depression this year, was arrested this weekend outside the coastal city of Santa Barbara, the California Highway Patrol said on September 28, 2008. REUTERS
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    Actress Heather Locklear poses at the Women in Film 2009 Crystal and Lucy Awards in Century City, California June 12, 2009. The awards, presented by Women In Film, Los Angeles, honor outstanding women for their contribution to the entertainment industry. Photographer: REUTERS/Mario A
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Heather Locklear, blonde bombshell star of Melrose Place, is celebrating her 50th birthday Sunday along with her recent engagement.

After dating since 2007, former Melrose Place co-star Jack Wagner and Locklear announced their plans to get married last month, according to the Huffington Post.

Locklear was previously married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, which ended in 1993. Shortly thereafter, she married Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora before divorcing in 2007. Locklear and Sambora had a child together in 1997, a daughter named Ava.

Heather Locklear began her career as a model for the UCLA college store before landing her first major roles in Dynasty and T.J. Hooker in the 1980's.

She is most famously known for her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place, which first aired in 1993.

Heather Locklear is currently working on a film entitled The Assistants, which centers on four assistants working for a celebrity couple set to release later this year.

View the slideshow to see Heather Locklear over the years.

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