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Hunter Tylo

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Actress, author

Making a Miracle

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Full Name
Deborah Jo Hunter

July 3, 1962 (age 61) (

Other names
Deborah Morehart, Hunter Archila

Gersson Archila (m. 2009), Michael Tylo (m. 1987–2005), Tom Morehart (m. 1980–1984)

Katya Ariel Tylo, Christopher "Chris" Morehart, Michael Tylo, Jr., Izabella Gabrielle Tylo

Jo Anne Hunter, Morris Jabez Hunter

Movies and TV shows
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Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery, Michael Tylo, John McCook


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Hunter Tylo (born Deborah Jo Hunter, July 3, 1962) is an American actress, author and former model. She is best known for her role as Dr. Taylor Hayes (1990–2002, 2004–14) on The Bold and the Beautiful.


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Early life

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Tylo was born Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Jo Anne and Morris Jabez Hunter. She is of Cherokee Native American descent on her mother's side. She has an older sister named Elizabeth and a younger brother named Cliff. Tylo has been credited as Deborah Morehart; Morehart was the last name of her first husband.


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In 1984, credited as Deborah Morehart, Tylo appeared in the sorority slasher film The Initiation with future Melrose Place actor Daphne Zuniga. Tylo subsequently became well known after playing regular roles in US daytime soap operas. Her television debut was on All My Children in 1985. She was fired from the role in 1988, on the grounds of having a relationship with another cast member, Michael Tylo (whom she married in 1987).

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In 1989, she was cast as Marina Toscano on Days of Our Lives. The character was a rival who caused trouble for one of the soap's most popular couples, Steven "Patch" Johnson and Kayla Brady. Tylo later said, "Everyone hated my character.[...]I hated her. They [producers] said they were going to do something with her, but they never did. [...] I dreaded going to work for the last few weeks I was on the show." The character was killed off and Tylo left the series in 1990.

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Discouraged by her lack of success on soap operas, Tylo decided to quit acting, and enrolled at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York to study pre-med. As she and her husband were preparing to move to New York City, she was offered a role of Dr. Taylor Hayes on The Bold and the Beautiful. She initially resisted the part but eventually relented. She began her tenure in 1990, while still pursuing her degree at Fordham.

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In 2000, Tylo released her autobiography, Making a Miracle. Tylo left The Bold and the Beautiful in 2002. She returned to the show in 2004 for a two-episode appearance as a vision. In May 2005, she returned as a series regular and left the series again in July 2013. In 2014 she returned to the show for a several weeks story arc.


In 1996, Tylo was cast in the primetime soap opera Melrose Place and opted to leave The Bold and the Beautiful to take the role. However, she was fired by Melrose Place producer Aaron Spelling prior to filming any episodes for the series, when she announced she was pregnant. The character she was to play, Taylor McBride, was recast, Lisa Rinna taking the role. Tylo quickly returned to The Bold and the Beautiful. Tylo sued Spelling on grounds of discrimination for being pregnant and won $4.8 million from a Los Angeles jury. Spelling argued that Tylo's pregnancy rendered her unable to play the character, who was supposed to be a sexy seductress. During the trial, Tylo published pictures of herself while pregnant which showed that she retained a slim figure. Prior to trial, during the discovery phase of the litigation, Tylo's lawyers won a partial victory in an interlocutory appeal challenging a lower court's order compelling her to answer a broad range of personal questions. The Court of Appeal established Tylo's right to refuse to answer questions in her deposition about marital problems and psychological treatment, although the Court sustained the portion of the order which compelled her to answer questions about her efforts to become pregnant, her husband's ability or inability to impregnate her, and communications with her agent with respect to her efforts and ability to become pregnant. The case is widely recognized as an important one in establishing the right of privacy in deposition and the right of actresses to continue to work while pregnant.

Marriages and children

Tylo has been married three times and has four children. She married her first husband, Tom Morehart, in 1980. They have a son, Christopher "Chris" Morehart, and divorced in 1984.

In 1987, she married actor Michael Tylo, with whom she had daughters Izabella Gabrielle and Katya Ariel Tylo and son Michael Edward "Mickey" Tylo, Jr. In 1998, the couple's daughter Katya was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the eye called retinoblastoma. Doctors removed the affected right eye and began chemotherapy. Later in the year a tumor was detected in Katya's other eye; that tumor inexplicably disappeared. Katya recovered and wears a prosthetic right eye. The couple divorced in 2005. On October 18, 2007, their son, Michael Tylo, Jr., drowned in the family pool in Henderson, Nevada. The Clark County Coroner concluded that Michael Tylo, Jr.'s death was caused by "drowning due to seizure disorder," and was ruled accidental.

In May 2008, Tylo filed a restraining order against boyfriend Corey Cofield, claiming that he had acted violently towards her and her children; she asked for the order to be withdrawn in October 2008, telling a judge that Cofield was attending therapy and was much better. Tylo and Cofield broke up in September 2009.

On November 29, 2009, Tylo married Gersson Archila in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Tylo is a born again Christian. She attributes her daughter Katya's recovery from cancer to constant prayer and credits her faith for helping her deal with the death of her son, Michael.

Awards and nominations

Tylo has been listed twice on People magazine's list of "50 Most Beautiful People In The World".


The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) as
Dr. Taylor Hayes / Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester / Dr. Taylor Hayes Jones / ...
Queens of Drama (TV Series)
Hammerhead (TV Movie) as
Down and Derby as
Teri Montana
They Are Among Us (TV Movie) as
A Place Called Home (TV Movie) as
Billie Jeeters
She Spies (TV Series) as
Dr. Marks / Andres Sarlin
- Daze of Future Past (2003) - Dr. Marks / Andres Sarlin
Longshot as
Rachel Montgomery
The Nanny (TV Series) as
Hunter Tylo
- The Heather Biblow Story (1997) - Hunter Tylo
Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) as
Claire McKenna
- Physician, Murder Thyself (1997) - Claire McKenna
Baywatch (TV Series) as
- Windswept (1996) - Heather
Burke's Law (TV Series) as
Ingrid Rose / Penelope Jordan
- Who Killed the Hollywood Headshrinker? (1995) - Ingrid Rose
- Who Killed the Soap Star? (1994) - Penelope Jordan
The Maharaja's Daughter (TV Mini Series) as
Messua Shandar
- Episode #1.3 (1994) - Messua Shandar
- Episode #1.2 (1994) - Messua Shandar
- Episode #1.1 (1994) - Messua Shandar
Zorro (TV Series) as
Senora Del Reynoso
- Family Business (1990) - Senora Del Reynoso
Days of Our Lives (TV Series) as
Marina Toscano
Final Cut as
Anna (as Deborah Morehart)
All My Children (TV Series) as
Robin McCall
- Episode dated 11 September 1985 (1985) - Robin McCall (as Deborah Morehart)
The Initiation as
Alison (as Deborah Morehart)
The Kendall K. & Friends Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Hunter Tylo, Thorsten Kaye & Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Cool Humans. (2022) - Self - Guest
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
- Episode #37.296 (2018) - Self
- Episode dated 22 October 2007 (2007) - Self
Queens of Drama (TV Series) as
- Read the Script!; How Did We Get Here (2015) - Self
- She Set Me Up (2015) - Self
- Asking for Trouble (2015) - Self
- Clean Up Her Mess (2015) - Self
- What Donna Wants! (2015) - Self
- Dealing with a Sociopath (2015) - Self
- Those Little Devils (2015) - Self
- People Should Keep Their Opinions to Themselves (2015) - Self
- I Don't Do Ugly; Art Imitating Life (2015) - Self
RTL Late Night (TV Series) as
- Episode #3.29 (2014) - Self
Lifestyle Magazine (TV Series documentary) as
- Strength in Troubled Times: Interview with Hunter Tylo (2013) - Self
Larry King Live (TV Series) as
- Hunter Tylo (2007) - Self
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
An American Wedding (TV Series) as
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
SoapTalk (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 21 August 2003 (2003) - Self
Praise (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 28 June 2001 (2001) - Self
Hollywood Squares (TV Series) as
Self - Panelist
- Episode dated 20 October 2000 (2000) - Self - Panelist
The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards (TV Special) as
CBS Soap Break (TV Series) as
- Hunter Tylo (1995) - Self
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration (TV Movie) as
Maury (TV Series) as
- The Soap Opera Update Awards (1993) (1993) - Self
Vicki! (TV Series) as
- Episode #1.43 (1992) - Self
Archive Footage
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
- Episode #37.300 (2018) - Self
- Episode dated 6 June 2015 (2015) - Self
- Episode dated 2 June 2015 (2015) - Self
Mr. Skin's Favorite Horror Movie Nude Scenes (Video short) as
#15 - The Initiation (1984)
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (TV Special documentary) as
Self - #42: Hunter Tylo vs Aaron Spelling
The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) as
Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester / Dr. Taylor Hayes
- Episode #1.3969 (2003) - Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester
- Episode #1.3925 (2002) - Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester
- Episode #1.1794 (1994) - Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester
- Episode #1.1792 (1994) - Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester
- Episode #1.1780 (1994) - Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester
- Episode #1.1779 (1994) - Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester
- Episode #1.839 (1990) - Dr. Taylor Hayes


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