Holly Madison (born Hollin Sue Cullen, 23.12.1979) Holly Madison is an American model and reality star best known for starring in 'The Girls Next Door' - the Playboy reality show.
Childhood: Holly Madison was born in Astoria, Oregon but grew up on the Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan, Alaska. Her parents are Steve, a maritime shipping worker, and Patsy Cullen. The family later moved back to St. Helen's, Oregon. She attended Portland State University studying theatre and psychology. At the age of 20 she moved to LA and attended Loyola Marymount University. She got involved in a competition to be a Hawaiian Tropic model and worked at Hooters restaurant. She then began to get frequent invitations to Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion before being asked to move in.
Career: Holly Madison was part of the Playboy Cyber Girl on the magazine's website in 2003. In 2005, she was a Playboy covergirl promoting 'The Girls Next Door'. She helped produce Playboy spreads as an intern and contributed to the 2008 'Girls Next Door' calendar. In 2006, she started writing animal articles for a magazine called 'The Coolest Little Pet Magazine'. In 2007, she posed nude for PETA's 'I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur' campaign. In 2009, she stopped working for Playboy. That year she replaced an injured Jewel on 'Dancing with the Stars' partnering with Dmitry Chaplin, though she too later sustained an injury. In 2009, she and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman broke the Guinness World Record for 'largest bikini parade ever' with 281 participants. She replaced Kelly Monaco in a burlesque show called 'Peepshow' in Las Vegas but left in 2012 after getting pregnant. She starred in her own reality show, 'Holly's World', in 2009 and it ran for two seasons.
Personal life Holly Madison Holly Madison was one of Hefner's seven girlfriends in 2001 and became his #1 Girl in 2002 when two remained. Although she had expressed her wishes to get married to him, he was less inclined to the idea. In 2008, she split with Hefner but stayed to do a sixth season of 'Girls Next Door'. Between 2008 and 2009, she dated illusionist Criss Angel. Between 2010 and 2011, she dated Jack Barakat from All Time Low. In 2013, she gave birth to her daughter Rainbow Aurora Rotella who's father is Pasquale Rotella. She has undergone many plastic surgery procedures in her life such as rhinoplasty and breast augmentation, and even insured her breasts for $1 million.
The third member of ‘The Girls Next Door’ has broken her silence on the feud between Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.
As Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson continue their feud, the third former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and their ‘Girls Next Door’ co-star Bridget Marquardt has finally weighed in. Appearing on ‘Hollywood Today Live’, Bridget gave her opinion on the ongoing battle between her former housemates, but she’s not picking sides.
Bridget Marquardt has weighed in on Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson’s feud.
"It's kind of sad. Like I feel like we have a bond, the three of us. It's kind of like, it's not like a sisterhood, it's not like friends, I mean it is friends, but it's something totally different than any other relationship you could possibly imagine," she said.
The former ‘Girls Next Door’ co-stars have been at war, ever since Madison opened up about life inside the Playboy mansion.
Last week former ‘Girls Next Door’ star and ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner Kendra Wilkinson, launched an explicit twitter attack on her former friend Holly Madison, in response to Holly’s most recent claims about life inside the Playboy mansion. But speaking on Jenny McCarthy's SiriusXM podcast, Holly said she won’t be retaliating against Kendra in the same manner.
Holly Madison has responded to Kendra Wilkinson’s twitter tirade.
In the now deleted tweets, Kendra hit back at Holly’s claim to People magazine that she was ‘living in fear’ during her time at the mansion, when she was Hugh Hefner’s main girlfriend. "Now Holly is on cover of People mag sayin she lived in fear at the mansion," Kendra had tweeted. "She wasn't in fear with that d*** in her a** for a paycheck.”
Holly Madison is expecting a baby boy.
The former Playboy Playmate and her husband Pasquale Rotella revealed back in January (16) that they would be adding to their brood with another addition. They are already parents to three-year-old daughter Rainbow.
The couple, who married in 2013, confirmed they are expecting a boy to People.com via their representatives.
Holly previously revealed that she had a strong feeling she might be having a boy, telling People in January: "I'm kind of feeling the boy vibe. We'll see how psychic I am!"
Continue reading: Holly Madison Reveals She's Expecting A Son
Holly Madison doesn't want her daughter, Rainbow, to follow in her footsteps by becoming a Playboy model and has raised her to know ''she has value.''
Holly Madison doesn't want her two-year-old daughter to become a Playboy model.
The reality TV star, who dated Hugh Hefner for seven years, says she won't stop her toddler, Rainbow Aurora, with husband Pascal Rotella, from following in her footsteps in the future, but says she's raised her to know ''she has value.''
The 35-year-old beauty said: ''When she is an adult, she will be able to do what she wants, but from day one I've tried to raise her to know she has value, her body parts have value, and she doesn't have to do something cheap or tawdry to get attention.
Continue reading: Holly Madison Won't Let Daughter Be Playboy Model
Holly Madison has claimed former boyfriend Hugh Hefner tried to bribe her with $3 million to make her stay in the Playboy mansion.
The former Playboy model - who dated the 89-year-old magazine publisher for seven years - alleges she found a copy of his will, which said she was entitled to the hefty sum of money if she continued to stay in the house.
She said: ''It was very clear to me that he'd left that out for me to see, because he was hoping it would change my mind and get me to stay.
Continue reading: Hugh Hefner's $3m Bribe?
Kendra Wilkinson has branded Holly Madison a ''bitch'' and insisted they were never friends.
The 30-year-old reality star has slammed her former 'Girls Next Door' co-star over her recent autobiography, 'Down the Rabbit Hole', and despite them previously both living together in the Playboy Mansion as girlfriends of Hugh Hefner, she insists they were never friends.
In a clip from a forthcoming episode of 'Kendra On Top', Kendra told a friend: ''She writes a book putting rumours out there about me all over the Internet and stuff. It's just absurd.
Continue reading: Kendra Wilkinson Slams Holly Madison
Kendra Wilkinson believes Holly Madison should ''appreciate'' the lifestyle Hugh Hefner gave her after the star blasted the 89-year-old magazine publisher in her memoir 'Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny'.
The 'Kendra On Top' star has blasted the fellow Playboy bunny, who made negative comments about the 89-year-old magazine publisher in her memoir 'Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny'.
She told Us Weekly magazine: ''It's a shame that someone can't be appreciative of what something like that has given them ...
Continue reading: Kendra Wilkinson: Holly Madison Should Be More 'appreciative'
Holly Madison has admitted she didn't enjoy sex with Hugh Hefner and just wanted to ''get it over with''.
The 35-year-old beauty - who first moved into the Playboy Mansion and became one of the media mogul's girlfriends when she was just 21 - admitted she did not enjoy sex with the magazine publisher and just wanted to ''get it over with''.
She said: ''The sex was very routine, and something I don't think any of the girls really enjoyed. We just wanted to get it over with. I just wasn't into the group aspect. It was embarrassing, and it wasn't something I would typically do in the bedroom.
Continue reading: Holly Madison: 'Sex With Hugh Was Routine'
Jedward have revealed their friend Tara Reid - who they star with in new movie 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' - could become a pop star.
Tara Reid could be a pop star because she has such a ''great husky voice'', Jedward have claimed.
The twin brothers - John and Edward Grimes - have been close friends with the 'American Pie' actress since they all appeared together on 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2011 and they claim she has many hidden talents including having a very distinctive singing voice.
Jedward think Tara's voice is so good she could launch a music career with their help.
Continue reading: 'Husky' Tara Reid Could Be A Singer, Say Jedward
Jedward have revealed they are going to record a song with David Hesselhoff - who they starred with in 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' - and have promised a fun track.
The twins - John and Edward Grimes - met The Hoff on the set of new movie 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' and during breaks between shooting the trio made plans to write a track together.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, John revealed: ''David has said he wants to do a song with us so we are going to make it work. It will be released as a single; it will be number one in Germany! And number one in Ireland - everywhere! We can't wait to make a song with him.''
Continue reading: Jedward To Record Song With David Hasselhoff
Date of birth
23rd December, 1979
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