Holly Madison

Holly Madison is an American model, author, and T.V. personality born on December 23, 1979. She is best known as the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and for making several appearances in the reality T.V. series, “The Girls Next Door” and “Kendra” before starring in her own show, “Holly’s World.” Madison is well-achieved in diverse career paths. She’s a talented television personality who has paid her dues in Hollywood. So, join us to celebrate her special day today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Holly Sue Collin

Birth date:

December 23, 1979



Zodiac Sign:



5' 7"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$16 million

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Holly Madison is an American model and television personality whose gorgeous looks and personality earned her fame. She’s a Capricorn, born on December 23, 1979, in Astoria, Oregon. When Madison turned two, her family moved to Craig, Alaska but returned to Oregon when she was in middle school. After high school, Madison attended Portland State University for two years, where she majored in theater and psychology. When she moved to Los Angeles, she enrolled at Loyola Marymount University. To afford her tuition, Madison worked at a restaurant chain and competed in a Hawaiian Tropic model contest. She then got invited to the Playboy Mansion, and because she was facing debt and homelessness, she moved into the mansion.

Madison officially moved into the Playboy Mansion in 2001, becoming one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends. By February 2002, she became his number-one girlfriend. From 2005 to 2009, Madison starred in five seasons and 84 episodes of the T.V. series “The Girls Next Door.” In 2008, she announced that her relationship with Hefner was over, and in 2009, she went on “Dancing with the Stars.” That year, her television series, “Holly’s World,” aired. The show aired for two seasons and 19 episodes until 2011. Several T.V. appearances later, Madison took her talents to YouTube. She created a channel in February 2015, and her content ranges from beauty to lifestyle and vlogs. That year, she released her memoir “Down the Rabbit Hole,” and followed in 2016 with “The Vegas Diaries.” Both memoirs debuted on the “New York Times” Bestsellers list.

Madison has achieved enviable fame and recognition in her numerous career paths. As an actress, she’s had minor roles in movies. Her most recent role was Lieutenant Harrison in “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” (2015). As a reality T.V. star, Madison’s personal life is public. She married Pasquale Rotella in September 2013 after welcoming their daughter in 2011. Madison and Rotella had two children before their divorce in 2019. The model shares her success with friends and family.

Career timeline

The Playboy Mansion

Holly Madison moves into the Playboy Mansion.

“The Girls Next Door”

Madison stars in five seasons of “The Girls Next Door.”

“Holly’s World”

Madison’s reality T.V. series, “Holly’s World,” airs.

Her YouTube Channel Launch

Madison launches her self-titled YouTube channel.

Why We Love Holly Madison

  1. She’s stunning

    Holly Madison is very beautiful. She looks good in every fit.

  2. She’s hardworking

    As a reality T.V. star, author, and model, Madison has worked very hard to maintain relevance in the industry. She’s driven and motivated.

  3. She’s a great mother

    Madison adores her children. She’s a doting mother.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She was discovered

    Holly Madison was discovered by a friend of Hefner’s and was then invited to the mansion.

  2. She wanted to marry Hugh Hefner

    Madison wanted to marry Hefner and bear his children.

  3. She worked at Hooters

    Madison worked at the restaurant chain Hooters before achieving fame.

  4. She’s had plastic surgery

    Madison has been open about her rhinoplasty and breast augmentation.

  5. She insured her breasts

    Madison’s breast augmentation moved her from an A Cup to a D Cup, and she insured her breasts for one million dollars.

Holly Madison FAQs

How was Holly Madison’s and Hugh Hefner’s relationship?

Madison likens her relationship with Hefner to Stockholm syndrome.

Did Hugh Hefner will anything to Holly Madison?

There was a clause in Hefner’s will that stated Madison would receive three million dollars if she still lived in the mansion at the time of his death.

Is Kendra Wilkinson from “Girls Next Door” still married?

Wilkinson and Hank Baskett divorced in 2018.

Holly Madison’s birthday dates

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