Born in Downers Grove, Illinois, on 17 February 1971, she hit the big time after her breakthrough role in the high octane monster flick Starship Troopers. It was quickly followed by her steaming up the screens in the box office hit Wild Things. Just a year later Denise become a Bond Girl in The World Is Not Enough. In 2003, she appeared in Scary Movie 3 alongside her ex-husband Charlie Sheen. The former celebrity couple have two children, who Denise has custody of and has spent time away from full-time acting bringing up.