The forty-year-old looked sensational as she showed off her killer curves in a colourful printed two-piece by Old Navy.
Having some fun in the sun, Denise smiled and posed as she kicked around a beach-ball during the light-hearted photoshoot in Malibu.
Raising temperatures: Denise Richards has kicked off the first day of summer by slipping into a skimpy bikini for a photoshoot in Malibu
Letting her tanned and toned physique do all the talking, Denise opted for minimal make-up for the shoot and wore her hair out in a loose wave.
Later the mother-of-two slipped into a floor-length tangerine maxi dress, also by Old Navy, paired with silver flat sandals.
The Wild Things star has been keeping a low-profile of late and has been concentrating on looking after her two daughter, Sam, 7, and Lola, 5.
Having a ball: Denise smiled and posed as she kicked around a beach-ball in the light-hearted shoot
Recently Denise has been locked in battles with her former husband Charlie Sheen over custody of the two girls.
Last month, Charlie was spotted at his Los Angeles lawyer's office to prepare for a showdown with his former wife.
Sources connected with the case told TMZ that Sheen, 45, wanted to set up an agreement to have daughters Sam and Lola at weekends.
Tangerine dream: Later the mother-of-two slipped into a gorgeous floor-length tangerine maxi dress
However Denise is said to have concerns over the welfare of the children under Sheen's care.
Doting mother: Denise has been concentrating on looking after her two daughter, Sam, 7, and Lola, 5
Earlier this year the actor went on a marathon alcohol and drug binge with a group of prostitutes.
TMZ reports there were 'neutral third parties in the room' who agreed with Denise that Charlie should not be responsible for the children.
The matter is currently not scheduled to go to court and the actor will not get the visits he wants, the website claimed.
The news came just a week after Sheen became officially divorced from Brooke Mueller, who he has twins Bob and Max with.
Brooke has reportedly been granted $55,000 a month in child support on top of a lump sum of $757,698.70 and another $1 million for her share of their marital home, according to U.S. reports.
Charlie will keep the family home, though, and the settlement documents are said to state: ‘Under no circumstances shall the child support paid by Charlie for Bob and Max be less than the child support paid by Charlie to Denise Richards for Sam and Lola.’
The finalised divorce settlement comes after Sheen lost his bid for custody of his two-year-old twin sons with Mueller last month.