What Denise Richards Told Her Kids When They Discovered Her 'Wild Things' Sex Scene
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"A couple of friends had told her about it, and I just said to her, 'I would appreciate if you didn't watch it,'" she recalls.

Denise Richards may be the calm, cool and down-to-earth newcomer of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but at one point in time, she was arguably one of the biggest sex symbols on the planet.

The 48-year-old actress now has three daughters under the age of 16 and says one of them just discovered that their mother engaged in some pretty racy sex scenes in the 1998 erotic thriller, "Wild Things."

The former model shares Sami, 15, and Lola, 13, with ex-husband Charlie Sheen. She adopted 7-year-old Eloise after their split. Without revealing which daughter, Denise told Yahoo Lifestyle Australia that one of her kids' friends discovered the film -- particularly, her topless, poolside make-out session with Neve Campbell -- and brought it to her daughter's attention.

"I definitely did not give [my daughters] a copy [of 'Wild Things']," she told the publication. "I told them, 'I don't want you guys watching this,' because one of my daughters brought it up to me, and I was shocked. A couple of friends had told her about it, and I just said to her, 'I would appreciate if you didn't watch it. It's not age-appropriate.'"

But just because Denise has rules for her kids doesn't mean she regrets participating in the film, in which she also has a steamy threesome with Campbell and Matt Dillon.

"'It was a movie I did, it was a script I loved, it's me being creative,'" she recalled of her conversation with her girls. "'I worked with amazing actors. And one day, if you do see it, you may not agree with my decision, but that's what mom decided to do.'"

Still, the new Bravo star sympathizes with her daughters having to see their mother in that light.

"It's weird for them to see their mom in something that's sexy or different," she said. "I think it would be very rude for me if it were my parents."

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