'Bold and the Beautiful' Hunter Tylo

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 19, 2003

Did the actress who played Taylor in CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful ask to be let go from the soap opera? She was an important part of the show.
—Betty C., Iowa

Hunter Tylo's character was killed off because Bradley Bell, the show's executive producer and head writer, felt the "character is too good and has too much integrity to take her down other paths," Tylo says on her official website, www.tylotimes.com. The 40-year-old Fort Worth native had been with the show since 1990. Acting wasn't always in Tylo's plans. She had considered becoming a veterinarian and had a college scholarship but decided to forgo those plans to raise a son she had with her first husband. After the marriage was over, she moved to Dallas where she got work as a model and in commercials. TV Guide has touted Tylo as one of the sexiest women in daytime television, and in 1993 and 1998, she was chosen as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." Tylo has a lot to keep her busy until her next acting project. She is on the board of Retinoblastoma International, has started her own charity, and has launched her own makeup line, Chosen By Hunter Tylo. She has four children—sons, Christopher and Mickey and daughters, Izabella and Katya—and is married to actor Michael Tylo, whose credits include several soap operas.