Short Info

Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthDecember 23, 1979
SpousePasquale Rotella
FactGrew up in Alaska and Oregon.

Holly Madison is an American model, television personality, and author. She is best known for her role in the E! reality television show The Girls Next Door and for her own reality series, Holly’s World.

Madison was born in Astoria, Oregon, on December 23, 1979. She is the eldest of three daughters born to Steve and Patsy Madison. Her father was a poker player and her mother was a Las Vegas showgirl. Madison has two younger sisters, Stephanie and Nicole.

Madison attended Portland State University for two years, then transferred to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. While attending LMU, she worked as a waitress at Hooters and as a bikini model.

In 2001, Madison moved to Las Vegas to pursue a career as a showgirl. She was hired as a showgirl at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort. In 2002, she met Hugh Hefner at his 78th birthday party and began to appear in Playboy magazine.

In 2005, Madison starred in the E! reality television show The Girls Next Door, which followed the lives of Hefner’s three girlfriends: Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson. The show was a ratings success and ran for five seasons until 2010.

In 2009, Madison starred in her own reality series, Holly’s World, which followed her life as she worked at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The series ran for two seasons until 2011.

Madison has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including the horror films House of Wax (2005) and The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007). She has also written two books: Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny (2015) and The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice, and the Road to Reinvention (2016).

Madison has been married twice. Her first marriage was to businessman Pasquale Rotella; they wed in 2013 and have two children together. In 2019, she married entrepreneur Zachary Madoff.

Madison has a net worth of $10 million.

General Info

Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthDecember 23, 1979
Height1.7 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Television producer, Author, Actor, Model, Showgirl
EducationSt. Helens High School, Loyola Marymount University, Portland State University, Santa Monica College


SpousePasquale Rotella
ChildrenRainbow Aurora Rotella, Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella
ParentsSteve Cullen, Patsy Cullen
SiblingsStephanie Cullen, Joe Cullen
PartnerHugh Hefner


MoviesSharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, The Telling, Scary Movie 4, The Last Broadcast, Slash, Resurrection
TV ShowsHolly's World, The Girls Next Door, Dancing with the Stars

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1Studied French and now teaches her daughter Rainbow French as a second language.
2Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a son named Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella on August 7, 2016. Child's father is her husband, Pasquale Rotella.
3(September 10, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 2 years & father of her 6-month-old daughter, Rainbow, Pasquale Rotella, following a 3-month-long engagement. Bridget Marquardt and Laura Croft were her bridesmaids.
4Named her daughter Rainbow after a high school friend.
5Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter named Rainbow Aurora Rotella on March 5, 2013. Child's father is her boyfriend (now husband), Pasquale Rotella.
6Favourite Playmate is Heather Kozar.
7Hates exercise, so instead she counts her calories to stay in shape.
8Studied UCLA Extension for real estate investment and Santa Monica College for business.
9Took swing dancing lessons.
10Her favorite movie is City Lights (1931) with Charles Chaplin.
11Attended Loyola Marymount.
12Is the oldest of three siblings.
13Grew up in Alaska and Oregon.
14Favorite books include The Great Gatsby, 1984 and Vanity Fair
15Studied theater and psychology at Portland State University




Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieLieutenant Harrison
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2010TV SeriesHot Blonde
The Telling2009VideoStephanie (segment "Sorority Sisters")
General Hospital2007TV SeriesPlayboy Bunny
Scary Movie 42006Blonde #1
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesHolly Madison
Entourage2005TV SeriesPlaymate
The Bernie Mac Show2004TV SeriesHolly Madison / Bunny
The Last Broadcast1998Miss Lady Bright Eyes


Holly Has a Baby2013TV Movie co-executive producer
Holly's World2010-2011TV Series co-executive producer - 3 episodes


The Last Broadcast1998technical engineer / technical liaison


Holly's World2011TV Series performer - 1 episode


The Girls Next Door2009TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Casting Call: Playboy Mansion2008TV Special special thanks
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema2007Documentary special thanks - as Holly Jean Madison


The Wendy Williams Show2011-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Author, 'Down the Rabbit Hole'
Good Work2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion News Live2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Holly Has a Baby2013TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin2012TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Top Chef Masters2012TV SeriesHerself
Kendra on Top2012TV SeriesHerself - Kendra's Friend
2012 New Now Next Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
America's Book of Secrets2012TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHerself
Hell's Kitchen2011TV SeriesHerself - Star of Peepshow at Planet Hollywood
Hef's Runaway Bride2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Holly's World2009-2011TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2006-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2011TV SeriesHerself
Extra2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Host
Today2008-2011TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2007-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Kendra2009-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Kendra's Bridesmaid
The Girls Next Door2005-2009TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hef's Former Girlfriend / Herself - Hef's #1 Girlfriend
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHerself
Bridget's Sexiest Beaches2009TV Series documentaryHerself - Special Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2009TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHerself
Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
The Heyman Hustle2009TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHerself
Fox Reality Really Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
America United: In Support of Our Troops2008TV MovieHerself
Criss Angel Mindfreak2008TV SeriesHerself
The House Bunny2008Herself
Last Comic Standing2008TV SeriesHerself
Living Lohan2008TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Family Feud2008TV SeriesHerself
Spike Guys Choice2008TV MovieHerself
Indyfans and the Quest for Fortune and Glory2008DocumentaryHerself
Casting Call: Playboy Mansion2008TV SpecialHerself - Playmate Editor
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHerself
Phenomenon2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2007TV SeriesHerself - The Girls Next Door
In Search of Puppy Love2007DocumentaryHerself
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema2007DocumentaryModel: Special Shoot (as Holly Jean Madison)
The Girls Next Door Workout2007Video documentaryHerself
40 Smokin' On-Set Hookups2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Apprentice2007TV SeriesHerself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Robot Chicken2006TV SeriesHerself
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHerself
Playboy: Hef's Halloween Spooktacular2005Video documentaryHerself
Weezer: Beverly Hills2005Video shortHerself
Viva la Bam2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Doggy Fizzle Televizzle2003TV SeriesHerself
The Surreal Life2003TV SeriesHerself
Cribs2002TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, Down the Rabbit Hole
Omg! Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
Kendra on Top2012TV SeriesHerself
Kendra2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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