Holly Valance Profile
Name: Holly Valance
Birth Name: Holly Rachel Valance
Height: 5' 8"
Birth Date: May 11, 1983
Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profession: actress, musician
Father: Ryko (Yugoslavian; fashion model, musician)
Mother: Rachel (British; fashion model)
Sister: Coco Melody
Half Sister: Olympia Montana
Holly Valance Biography
Holly Rachel Vukadinović ( Serbian Cyrillic : Вукадиновић) (born 11 May 1983), who is better known by her stage name of Holly Valance, is an Australian actress and ARIA nominated singer.
Valance was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 11 May 1983 to a Serbian father and a British mother. She is related to the late British comedian Benny Hill — Hill's cousin was her grandfather (cousins twice removed). Holly was educated at the Star of the Sea College, a Roman Catholic high school located in Melbourne.
Holly's first single as a recording artist was "Kiss Kiss", released in 2002. The song debuted at #1 in both the Australian ARIA and UK Singles Charts charts in April/May 2002. "Kiss Kiss" is an English interpretation of the song Şımarık by Turkish superstar Tarkan. The video was notable in that Valance appeared to be dancing naked, but in fact she was wearing flesh colored panties but no top. The footage was then digitally retouched adding strategically placed lighting effects. The song was nominated for 4 ARIA awards.
Her next single, "Down Boy" peaked at #2 in the UK and at #3 in Australia. Her début album Footprints was released on October 14, 2002. It debuted and peaked at #9 in the UK and #15 in Australia. The album's third and final single "Naughty Girl" peaked at #3 in Australia and at #16 in the UK.
In 2003, the first single "State of Mind" from Holly's second album of the same name debuted and peaked at #8 in the UK and at #14 in Australia, but the album didn't get into the top 50 of either country.