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Holly Madison

Holly Madison is an American reality star, author, and model from the United States. Holly Madison is best known for her appearance in the reality television show ‘The Girls Next Door,’ and also known as a former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

Early Life

Holly Madison came to the world on the 23rd of December 1979, in Astoria, Oregon, the United States of America. As of 2022, she is 44 years old and her birth name is Holly Sue Cullen. She holds American nationality and has a birth sign of Capricorn.

He is the son of Steven Cullen (father) and Patsy Cullen (mother). Growing up, she spent a part of her childhood on the Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan, Alaska, later her family moved back to Oregon. She grew up with her two siblings whose names are Joe and Stephanie Cullen.


Talking about her academic career, she studied at Portland State University with a Major in theatre and psychology. To pursue a career, she moved to Los Angeles. Where she enrolled at Loyola Marymount University. Also worked as a model and a waitress to pay her tuition fees.

Holly Madison – Net Worth 2024

As a television personality and model, she has earned a huge sum of money through his profession. As of 2024, her net worth is estimated at around $16 million, and her salary and income are unknown at the moment.

Professional Career

Being a model, Holly Madison came to the notice of Hugh Hefner, the founder of ‘Playboy magazine, and was invited to live in his mansion as one of his girlfriends in 2001. After this, she made serial television show appearances such as ‘MTV Cribs’ (2002), ‘The Surreal Life’ (2003), ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show’ (2004), and ‘Entourage’ (2005).

She rose to fame after she made her appearance in the reality television series called ‘ The Girls Next Door’ which originally aired on the ‘E! network’ in August 2005. The show was broadcast in 2010 with a total of six seasons. The show initially had more than a million followers and became one of the top-rated shows ever.
Later, she made several appearances in other shows such as ‘Amazon Fishbowl’ (2006), ‘Phenomenon’ (2006), ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ (2008), ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (2009), and ‘Kendra’ (2009-2010).
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Caption: Holly Madison in the reality television show ‘The Girls Next Door’ (Source: The Movie Database)

In 2009, she made her appearances in a few movies such as ‘Scary Movie 4’ and ‘The Telling.’ Moreover, she played the lead role in her reality show ‘Holly’s World.’
Moreover, Madison played the lead role in her reality show ‘Holly’s World,’ a show that revolved around her life at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show ran from 2009 to 2011 and the first season premiere was viewed by 1.879 million.

Other Works

She made her appearance in an episode of the popular crime drama series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ in the year 2010. Moreover, she was last seen on television in an episode of a TV show named ‘Redwood Kings.’
Based on her life at the Playboy Mansion, Madison released two memoirs.  In 2015, she published ‘Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny’ which turned out to be a best-seller, debuting at number one on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Moreover, she released her second memoir in 2016 ‘The VegasDiariess: Romance, Rolling the Dice and the Road to Reinvention.’ She appeared in the 2015 television film ‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!’, the third installment in the Sharknado series where she played the supporting role of a character called Lieutenant Harrison.

Relationship Status

Talking about her personal life, Holly Madison is a divorced woman. In the past, she married Pasquale Rotella at Disneyland on September 10, 2013. Professionally, Rotella is an electronic music event promoter.

The couple started dating in 2011. Moreover, they have two children, a daughter Rainbow Aurora Rotella, and a son Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella. Moreover, the couple separated on September 25, 2018, and in February 2019, the divorce was finalized.

In the past, she had several relationships such as Hugh Hefner, Criss Angel, Russell Brand, Benji Madden, Josh Koscheck, Jack Barakat, and Jesse Waits.

She made headlines in the media when she openly spoke about her cosmetic surgeries, having had both rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. Moreover, she announced in 2011 that she had insured her breasts for $1 million.

Body Measurements

Madison stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 56 kg. Moreover, she has dark brown eyes with blonde hair color, and her body measurement measures 36-26-35 inches. Similarly, she wears a dress size of 4 US and a bra of 32D.

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Caption: Holly Madison posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Being a well-known celeb, Holly Madison had been endorsed by Movietickets.com, AMI Clubwear, As Seen on TV, and NV supplements in the past. Currently, she has signed a deal with “VIP Fan Connect” for all the branding and endorsements.

Holly Madison – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@hollymadison’ there are more than 1.2 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 1.1 million followers on her Twitter account ‘@hollymadison’ and more than 2.8 million followers on her Facebook page. Similarly, she has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are more than 125K subscribers.