Hunter Tylo stars as Doctor Taylor Hayes Forrester, a psychiatrist married
to Ridge Forrester who often puts the concerns of her patients before her own
happiness, on The Bold and the Beautiful.
A former tomboy who broke horses, roped cattle and trained guard dogs, Hunter
is widely considered the most beautiful woman on daytime television. She has
been featured on the cover of TV Guide as one of the sexiest women in daytime
and in People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1993 and 1998.
Raised in the Texas countryside, Hunter once spent her allowance on a mail-order
alligator and considered becoming a veterinarian. She had to give up a scholarship,
however, to raise a child and moved to Dallas to pursue modeling and commercial
work. She gained valuable theatrical experience in the plays of Neil Simon and
others, and earned her first movie role in the ABC movie-of-the-week License
In 1985, Hunter became the street waif Robin McCall for three years on ABC's
All My Children. A role on NBC's Days of Our Lives followed, with Tylo playing
the wicked Marina Toscano. By joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in
1990, Hunter has now appeared on all three major networks in top daytime dramas.
Hunter has also made guest appearances on such television series as Dallas, The
Family Channel's Zorro and more recently Diagnosis Murder and Burke's Law. She
starred in the worldwide hit mini-series The Maharaja's Daughter, which was shot
in India and Canada. It was during this project that she met her former co-star
on The Bold and the Beautiful Kabir Bedi.
Commercial work has always been plentiful for Tylo, who has represented such
companies as Canada Dry, Nissan, Naturalizer and Cover Girl. She has recently
served as the spokesperson for Pantene.
An accomplished equestrienne bareback rider, Hunter lives in the San Fernando
Valley with her husband, actor Michael Tylo, who portrayed Blade on The Young
and the Restless, and her four children, Chris, Mickey, Izabella Gabrielle,
and Katya Ariel. Her autobiography was recently published.