Richards posed semi-nude for the July 2006 issue of Jane magazine to raise money for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.In 1999, she ranked 9th in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women and in 2001 she was voted 2nd in FHM's USA 100 Sexiest Women, 5th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women and 19th in Ask Men.com's 50 Most Beautiful Women.In Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, you can build up the career of your in-game character.
She has appeared in numerous films, including Starship Troopers (1997), Wild Things (1998) with Neve Campbell, Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The World Is Not Enough (1999) as Bond girl Christmas Jones, and Valentine (2001). Between 20, she was a series regular on the comedy Blue Mountain State.
She starred as Sheen's character's ex-girlfriend two years later in two episodes of Two and a Half Men.
In 2005, she starred in the short-lived UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets.
Later that year, Richards starred alongside Kirsten Dunst in the beauty pageant satire, Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Richards, playing a spoiled princess, was praised for her performance by Los Angeles Times for being "as rightly nasty as she is pretty." Later that year she appeared in four episodes of Spin City as Jennifer Duncan, a love interest of Charlie Sheen's character.