The interpreter of Dylan McKay in the series Beverly Hills died Monday, March 4, surrounded by his ex-wife Minnie Sharp and his fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer. We take a look back at these women who marked the life of the unforgettable bad boy.
His heart swayed for a long time between Kelly and Brenda. He has since stopped beating. Victim of a stroke in late February, Luke Perry died on Monday, March 4 in a Burbank hospital in Los Angeles. The 52-year-old actor, who played Dylan McKay in the Beverly Hills series, was surrounded by his ex-wife Minnie Sharp and his fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer. Ultimate proof, if needed, that the fate of the American actor has remained closely linked to the women in his life. And that of millions of viewers around the world, forever marked by the emblematic bad boy of the nineties.
First, there was Yasmine Bleeth. In the 1980s, Luke Perry fell in love with this brown naiad with translucent eyes, the heroine of the Alerte à Malibu series. She plays Caroline Holden and officiates alongside Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff. A silted romance that would have lasted in all and for a whole year, between 1987 and 1988. In 1990, Luke Perry joined the cast of Beverly Hills and finally experienced his heyday. At 24, he flirts ardently with Kelly Preston. Their romance will be fleeting, and the actress will marry John Travolta a year later. After this flirtation, Luke Perry briefly dates the prickly Kristy Swanson, his filming partner in the film Buffy, the vampire slayer (2002).
Rachel Minnie Sharp, a decade of love
But it was in 1991 that his love life took a new turn. Around this time, he met Rachel Minnie Sharp ( Teen Wolf 2 ), a former actress with a thick curly mane, whose film career ended as quickly as it had started. The official version goes that the young woman – then a saleswoman in a furniture store – and the American actor fell in love with an American restaurant. The unofficial version, relayed by People, claims that Minnie Sharp would have sent, by mail, sexy lingerie to the actor.
Anyway, the couple received at the time the blessing of the all-powerful producer Aaron Spelling ( Charmed, Charlie’s Angels … ), who then confided to USA Today: “(Minnie) will be good for Luke”. The sentence is irrevocable: after two years of love, the couple sealed their union in an intimate ceremony in November 1993, in front of 50 guests, at the Four Seasons … in Beverly Hills. Luke Perry is no longer Hollywood’s most coveted bachelor. In 1998, their union gave birth to a son, Jack (now a professional wrestler, says Hollywood Life ), then to a daughter, Sophie, in 2001.