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.
Holly Madison - Reality star and former Playboy Playmate Holly Madison signs copies of her new book 'Down The Rabbit Hole' at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas at Barnes and Noble - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 1st July 2015
Holly Madison - Holly Madison attends a signing for her new book "Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny" at Barnes & Nobel on Rainbow Blvd - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 1st July 2015
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.
Model and reality star Holly Madison is seen with a friend having a consultation at the Alex Friedman Jewelry store in Beverly Hills. Paparazzi catch up with her as she leaves and asks her who does her make-up, to which she replies, 'Me!' with a laugh.
Holly Madison caused outrage last week, after naming her baby girl 'Rainbow Aurora'
Holly Madison has been forced to defend herself against accusations she has given her baby girl a cruel name. The reality star, who gave birth to her first child with party promoter boyfriend Pasquale Rotella last week, has decided upon Rainbow Aurora for her baby girl. Yep, that's Rainbow Aurora.
After receiving a wave of criticism on Twitter, Madison took to her blog to explain the moniker. She said she went to school with a girl named Rainbow and was "so envious," of the name growing up. "There are a lot of smug haters out there who bag on my choice of a name, but I don't care about what they think," she vented, adding, "She [school friend Rainbow] was a perfectly normal, well-adjusted, sporty girl, by the way, so I'm not worried about my daughter being 'traumatized' by having an unusual name," she added.
Madison moved into the Playboy mansion in 2004 and eventually became one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends. After breaking up from the magazine magnate in 2008, Holly starred in the burlesque show Peepshow in Las Vegas and scored her own reality show, Holly's World. "I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age," Madison went on to explain, "I spent most of my life being a people-pleaser who worried about what other people thought or thought was cool and I don't want that for her."
Continue reading: Rainbow! Has Holly Madison Dished Out The Worst Baby Name Of 2013?
Former Playmate writes angry blog post
Holly Madison has hit back at anyone who has a problem with her calling her new baby Rainbow, the reality star writing an angry post on her blog which suggests that some people have obviously been having a laugh at the name she’s chosen.
“I’m not worried about my daughter being “traumatized” by having an unusual name” Madison wrote in her blog, after citing a girl from school who she knew called Rainbow. Then she got grumpy. “There are a lot of smug haters out there who bag on my choice of a name, but I don’t care about what they think” she fumed. “I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age. I spent most of my life being a people-pleaser who worried about what other people thought or thought was cool and I don’t want that for her.”
Holly Madison when she was heavily pregnant
Continue reading: Holly Madison Refuses To Let Critics Rain-bow On Her Parade
Ex-Playboy Bunny Holly Robinson has settled on a name for her little bundle of joy - and it's a colorful one.
Girls Next Door alum Holly Madison and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella have welcomed their baby girl on Tuesday, March 5.
Yesterday the actress revealed the curious name that the couple chose for their little bundle of joy. Baby Girl will be named... drumroll please... Rainbow Aurora Rotella. Now, if that’s not a name that gets you bullied on the playground, we don’t know what is, but apparently Holly got it straight out of her own childhood years. "I wanted to give my daughter a unique name," the former Playboy model told E! News. "Growing up, there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique!"
And Aurora? Apparently it’s an homage to Madison’s favorite Disney princess.
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
Date of birth
23rd December, 1979