Holly Madison is a model, showgirl, television personality and New York Times best selling author. Madison is known for her role in the E! reality television show The Girls Next Door  and for her own series, Holly’s World. In July 2015, Madison released her first book and memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.

Birth Name

Hollin Sue Cullen


Holly Madison


Dancer, Socialite, Author, Model, TV personality

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Holly Madison was born on the 23rd of December 1979, in Astoria, Oregon, United States.


She is currently 44 years old.

Sun Sign







Roman Catholic


Madison studied theatre and psychology from Portland State University for 2 years. In 1999, she enrolled herself into Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Family Details

  • Father – Steve Cullen (Works in the maritime shipping industry)
  • Mother – Patsy Cullen
  • Siblings – Joseph (Younger Brother), Stephanie (Younger Sister)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Holly Madison has dated –

  • Hugh Hefner (2001-2008) – The founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner started dating Holly in 2001. She was one of many girlfriends of Hugh. Then, in 2002, she became his “#1 Girl”. In 2008, her video was posted on, which announced that their relationship has ended. But, she with other girls continued to do the sixth season of The Girls Next Door.
  • Criss Angel (2008-2009) – Madison, then dated magician, Criss Angel from November 2008 until February 2009. She first met him when Criss was out in Hollywood taping his show Phenomenon.
  • Russell Brand (2009) – She still had a fling with English comedian and actor, Russell Brand in May 2009.
  • Benji Madden (2009-2010) – The guitarist from USA then began dating her. It was again a very brief dating relationship for almost 2 months from late 2009 until early 2010.
  • Josh Koscheck (2010) – The adult model again had an encounter with the American mixed martial artist, Josh Koscheck in 2010.
  • Jack Barakat (2010-2011) – From almost from late 2010 to early 2011, singer and member of the band, All Time Low, Jack Barakat dated her. They are believed to be met on Twitter first.
  • Jesse Waits (2011) – American businessman, Jesse dated quietly for months in 2011. He is a Las Vegas-based businessman.

  • Pasquale Rotella (2011-Present) – Another American businessman commenced dating Holly Madison in late 2011. On 5 March 2013, the couple gave birth to their first child, a baby girl, named Rainbow Aurora Rotella. She announced her engagement to Pasquale on June 24, 2013, via her blog. Madison gave birth to her second child, Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella, on August 7, 2016. They are separated as of September 25, 2018. In a post via Instagram, Rotella announced amicable separation.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m


  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-26-36
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34D

Body Build


Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Best Known For

Being one of  Hugh Hefner’s (Playboy magazine co-founder) girlfriends on the reality television series The Girls Next Door and for her own reality series, Holly’s World.

Film Debut

In 1998, American horror film The Last Broadcast for her role as Miss Lady Bright Eyes. After that, she appeared in Scary Movie 4 in 2006 as Blonde no. 1. She has also done some other films later in 2008, 2009, 2011.

Album Debut

Pixie released her debut album titled Turn It Up on September 11, 2009 by Mercury Records. It is about 40 minutes long and received the certification of 2x Platinum in Britain. It was able to sell 850,000 copies and peaked at number 6 in the UK.

Television Debut

In 2002, Madison appeared in a reality television show, MTV Cribs for just a single episode as herself.

Brand Endorsements

Holly had been endorsed by, AMIClubwear, As Seen on TV, NV supplements in the past. Now, she has signed a deal with “VIP Fan Connect” for all the branding and endorsements.

Holly Madison Favorite

  • Favorite Artists  AdeleChristina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Donny Hathaway, Whitney Houston, James Morrison
  • Favorite Foundation – Armani Sheer Luminous,  L’Oreal True Match,  Cinema Secrets
  • Favorite Playmate – Heather Kozar
  • Favorite Fashion Icons – Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot
  • Favorite Color – Red

Holly Madison Net worth

Holly Madison has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Holly Madison

  • Holly could not afford her college fees. So she did a part time job at Hooters.
  • She had competed to become a Hawaiian Tropic model.
  • Madison had done rhinoplasty and breast augmentation in the past. She admits these and has publicly spoken about these.
  • Angel Porrino, Josh Strickland, Laura Croft are her good friends.
  • In May 2009, Madison and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman led a Guinness World Record-breaking “largest bikini parade ever”.
  • She had insured her lovely breasts for $1 million, which she announced in the year 2011.
  • In 2015, Madison released her memoir Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.
  • In May 2016, Holly released her second memoir The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice and the Road to Reinvention, which debuted on The New York Times Bestseller list.


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