was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma
, a rare form of eye cancer, which implied an eye removal and chemotherapy for the remaining eye.
attended Springtown High where she
graduated in 1980 (same year her
first son Christopher was born) and studied a medical degree at New York's Fordham University
entered beauty contests such as 'Miss Springtown' and 'Miss Teenage Fort Worth'.
grew up in Springtown, Texas.
has launched her
own cosmetics line.
has written her
auto-biography, "Making a Miracle".
is an accomplished equestrian bareback rider.
She is on the board of Retinoblastoma International and started her own charity "Hunter's Chosen Child".
Has four children: Christopher 'Chris' Morehart (born 22 January 1980) from a former marriage, and Michael 'Mickey' Tylo Jr. (born 24 April 1988), Izabella Gabrielle Tylo (born 12 November 1996) and Katya Ariel Tylo
(born 15 January 1998) with Michael Tylo Hunter Tylo Detailed Biography An actress of elegant, dark beauty, Hunter Tylo rose through the beauty queen ranks to become one of the most prominent models of the 1970s and '80s.
Although that success alone might have been enough to satisfy the appetites of less-ambitious catwalk queens, Tylo
went on to build an impressive acting career by alternating between daytime dramas and features.
Born Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, TX, in 1962 and raised in nearby Springtown, Tylo
was part Native American (her mother was Cherokee).
After making her
film debut in the 1984 horror film The Initiation, Tylo
took a role on the enduring television soap opera All My Children the following year.