He had no previous interest or experience in acting, but an agent he knew persuaded him to audition for The Blue Lagoon, a role he won over 2,000 other actors.
In the film, he and co-star Brooke Shields played two teenage cousins who have lived alone together since they were marooned as children in a tropical paradise, eventually falling in love.
In the book, entitled On Your Own, she wrote: 'I'm willing to admit I'm a virgin because I feel so strongly about it. I don't feel the need to experiment.' There were reports that she slept with Superman actor Dean Cain, whom she dated while at Princeton University, but she has never publicly confirmed or denied the claims.
Brooke famously wed tennis player Andre Agassi in 1997, but the marriage was annulled less than two years later.
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If no record is found or no copy is made, state law requires that we keep .00 for a search fee.
Arkansas Vital Records has marriage records dating from January 1917.
Marriages occurring before that date are not recorded in this office.
He went on to star with Kristy Mc Nichol in The Pirate Movie (1982), an update of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Pirates of Penzance.
Atkins was born in Rye, New York, to German Americans Donald Bomann and Bitsy Nebauer.
In high school, he was a lifeguard and sailing instructor, where he was discovered for The Blue Lagoon.
'I had the public and all this pressure, and I wish I had just gotten it over with in the beginning when it was sort of OK. It was all connected.'Her insecurity may come as a surprise, given that her sharp cheekbones and striking eyebrows helped her to feature regularly in lists of the world's most beautiful people.
'I think I would have been much more in touch with myself. Brooke achieved fame in the late Seventies when, as a 12-year-old, she played a prostitute in the film Pretty Baby.