Catherine Bach is a true American original. An actress, activist and businesswoman; Catherine has transcended the character that made her a household name and remains one of the most sought after personalities in Hollywood.
It was a pair of cut-offs that Catherine personally fashioned for her character "Daisy Duke" on the long running television series THE DUKES OF HAZZARD that captured the attention of millions of fans and made her a star. It is thanks to Catherine's own sense of style and imagination that "Daisy Dukes" are now a part of the popular vernacular. Catherine's famous 'pin-up' poster outpaced other contemporary beauties and sold more than 5 million copies—a venture she made and financed on her own. Catherine Bach became a national icon. The show continues to run in syndication on the CMT Network, and to this day has the highest ratings in the history of CMT.
Since DUKES OF HAZZARD, Catherine has starred in numerous television, film and stage productions. Most notably, she reinvented her "babe in shorts" image when she tackled the role of tough businesswoman "Margo Dutton" on FOX Family Channel's critically acclaimed series AFRICAN SKIES. Filmed in South Africa, Catherine's passion for the environment and animal rights was ignited and she became the World Wildlife Fund’s spokesperson for endangered wildlife species. In 1994, Catherine testified before Congress on behalf of the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act which was passed with a lot of hard work in 1996.
As a mother, Catherine is naturally concerned about children. In 1998, she and husband Peter Lopez became founding members of "C.O.A.C.H. For Kids" which provides free medical services via mobile medical clinics, for children and their families in low-income areas of Los Angeles County.
As an entrepreneur, Catherine's artistic and business savvy led to a successful run on QVC Europe where she sold a jewelry line of animals in motion that she designed while on location in the South African wilderness. Its popularity inspired her to design an entire clothing line for women, and in 2007, CATHERINE BACH DENIM was born. The line—consisting of quality denim, tops, and of course daisy dukes—is a statement and testament of Catherine’s strong belief in reinvesting in America by returning to the American worker. All of her clothes are made right here at home in the U.S.A. The line is expanding nation-wide Spring 2011.
Catherine is very committed to being a part of the EmpowHER community, which has provided her with a profound inner health and strength and aided her in overcoming personal health issues. She seeks to give back this same support that has been so vital in her personal life to other women through her involvement with EmpowHER. She is devoted to growing and expanding the EmpowHER community’s reach so that its invaluable support system is available to women everywhere.
Catherine currently resides in Los Angeles with her family. www.CatherineBach.com