American actress Hunter Tylo was born on July 3, 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas. Born Deborah Jo Hunter, she was a top fashion model during the 1970s and 1980s. She started acting in 1984, making her first appearance in the horror film The Initiation (then credited as Deborah Morehart). She entered the world of daytime television when she joined the cast of All My Children; it was there where she met her second husband, Michael Tylo. She left AMC in 1987, after two years, and joined the cast of Days of our Lives for a one-year stint from 1989.
In 1990, Tylo joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful. She originated the role of psychiatrist Taylor Hayes and, aside from a short stint by Sherilyn Wolter in 1990, she has played the role continuously. During her stint, she appeared as a guest in other television shows, including Zorro, Burke’s Law, Diagnosis Murder, Baywatch and She Spies. She also appeared in several films, including A Place Called Home and Down and Derby.
At one point, Tylo was also involved in a controversy between her and television producer Aaron Spelling. She left B&B in 1996 to take a role in the drama series he produced, Melrose Place. However, before she got to film any episodes, she was fired after announcing her pregnancy. She quickly returned to B&B and sued Spelling for discriminating because of her pregnancy; she won $5 million in damages.