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.”
The Playboy founder has hit back following the shocking claims made by his former girlfriend in her new book.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has hit back at his former girlfriend Holly Madison and the allegations she’s made against the 89 year old in her autobiography, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.
Holly Madison dishes on life at the Playboy mansion in Down the Rabbit Hole.
The book, which hits US newsstands on Tuesday, chronicles Madison’s time at the Playboy mansion, which she now describes as a ‘nightmare’. According to US Weekly in the memoir the 35 year old claims Hefner offered her a Quaalude in 2001, during their first meeting in a club.
The former playmate dated Playboy boss Hugh Hefner for seven years and starred in reality series ‘Girls Next Door'.
Holly Madison, the former girlfriend of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is lifting the lid on her life inside the famous mansion in her tell all memoir Down The Rabbit Hole. In the book the now 35 year old reveals she once contemplated suicide as her life as one of Hefner’s girlfriends became unbearable.
Holly Madison releases her autobiography this June
"Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare," US Weekly reports the book’s promotional material as stating. "After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.”
'The Girls Next Door' reality star Holly Madison looks particularly girly in a floor-length, pink, sparkly dress at the 'Homefront' premiere held at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas.
Holly Madison is planning to dry out her placenta and turn it into pills upon the birth of her daughter.
Holly Madison, the American model and former Playboy bunny, says she is planning to ingest her own placenta once her daughter is born later this year. In a post written on her Celebuzz blog this week, the 33-year-old Girls Next Door star mused about the practice - a hotly debated topic amongst new mothers.
"This might sound gross, but I'm totally planning on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth," she wrote, adding, "I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!" It's becoming a popular thing to do in Hollywood circles, with Mad Men actress January Jones revealing she consumed her placenta in pills after giving birth to her son. "Your placenta gets dehydrated and made into vitamins," she told People magazine at the time. "It's something I was very hesitant about, but we're the only mammals who don't ingest our own placentas. It's not witch-crafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms!"
Madison and Jones aren't the only celebrities to try strange mother-child practices. Last year, a video of Alicia Silverstone pre-chewing food before feeding it into her young son's mouth went viral.
Continue reading: Gross Story Of The Week: Holly Madison To Eat Her Own Placenta
The Playboy Mansion house mother and secretary to Hugh Hefner, Mary O'Connor has died at the age of 86.
Mary appeared on both Kendra and The Girls Next Door, two reality shows about the lives of some of the Playboy Bunnies. One episode of The Girls Next Door was even named after her, 'There's Something About Mary O'Connor' which saw the girls, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson, visit her home.
On Sunday (27th Jan) Hugh tweeted: Crystal is going to visit Mary O'Conner, who is not doing very well. Mary has our prayers. We all love her.
Continue reading: Hugh Hefner's Secretary Dies: Tributes Roll In For Mary O'Connor
Holly Madison, a former Playboy model and television personality is expecting her first child, and has revealed she no-longer talks to some of her old co-stars.
Former Playboy model and television personality, Holly Madison, is expecting a baby girl in March, and seems unlikely to be asking former 'Girls Next Door' co-star Kendra Wilkinson for any help with the child, as they apparently don't speak anymore. Madison is planning to marry her current boyfriend Pasquale Rotella after the birth of their baby.
Wilkinson herself has a 3-year-old son, yet the 33-year-old Madison has revealed that she still talks to Bridget Marquardt, but not Wilkinson or Hugh Hefner. Madison explained that: ''Bridget and I are still friends, but I don't talk to anyone else. I moved on from the whole Playboy thing five years ago and really never looked back. I'm not one of those girls who goes back to all the parties and things.''
Continue reading: Former Playboy Model Holly Madison Discusses Her Expected Baby
Holly Madison - the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, now expecting a baby with Pasquale Rotella - is having a little girl. Pasquale let the news slip on Twitter this Tuesday (October 16), tweeting, "Off to Amsterdam and I already miss my girls," attaching a photo of a sonogram of her baby.
Responding to a flurry of congratulations, he added "We are very excited!" commenting a couple more times on his "little fairy tale princess." We guess Rotella might find himself in hot water with the Peepshow dancer, who told US Weekly earlier this month, "We're not telling anybody yet, but we found out and I'm really excited! I'm really excited about decorating the nursery, so we've already started buying some things there." The former Playboy bunny first broke news of the pregnancy in August, saying she had always wanted to be a mom. Though Pasquale has gone and ruined the surprise, Madison still has any potential names firmly locked away. She has said, "I don't want to say what the names are, but I will say that they're very unusual. Kind of Apple-ish, along those lines." Orange? Banana? Pomegranate?
The couple will welcome their first child together in March, 2012.
Date of birth
23rd December, 1979
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