Holly Rachel Valance was born on 11th May 1983 in Melbourne, to parents Rachel and Ryko. Holly's mother is from Southampton, England and her father hails from Yugoslavia. Both her parents were fashion models and her father is a pianist and guitarist. Her parents live in Melbourne with Holly's two younger sisters, Coco Melody, and Olympia Montana. Holly has a home in the lively Melbourne suburb of Brighton, but lives in London, England. In her early teens, Holly did modelling for catwalk shows, commercials, editorial and catalogues. After leaving school, she started a three year contract on the popular Australian soap _"Neighbours" in August 2002 to further pursue her pop career; that awarded her with a #1 hit with her debut single in the UK and Australia - "Kiss Kiss" in May 2002. Not only has Holly been a talented singer since her childhood days, but she's proved to be an accomplished dancer, and has even penned some tracks on her album - "Footprints". When Holly isn't busy, she likes to swim, go for walks and even watch kickboxing after previously practising Muay Tai. Holly enjoys visits to clubs, bars and restaurants, but confesses that she much prefers a quiet night in with one of her favourite meals - antipasto, Greek and Lebanese food, or rocket and parmesan salad.
Hobbies include watching films (especially films with British actors), kickboxing, cars, and swimming.
Mother, Rachel, born in England worked as a model, separated from father (Rake) who is also a fashion model who now lives in Brisbane. Has a sister called Coca and a half-sister called Olympia Valance.
Holly has modelled alongside Naomi Campbell at a Melbourne Fashion Show.
Is related to the late British comedian Benny Hill ; Hills cousin was her grandfather.
Her second single Down Boy entered the UK music charts at position 2.
Her debut single "Kiss Kiss" (from her debut album "Footprints") debuted #1 on the Official UK and Australian (ARIA) Singles Charts, beating out fellow Aussie Kylie Minogue.
Her fourth single State Of Mind (the first from her sophomore album State Of Mind) debuted and peaked on the Official UK Singles Chart at #8, and on the Official Australian (ARIA) Singles Chart at #14.
Her second single Down Boy (from her debut album Footprints) debuted and peaked on the Official UK Singles Chart at #2, also debuting on the Official Australian (ARIA) Singles Chart at #4 and peaking at #3 .
Her third single Naughty Girl (from her debut album Footprints) debuted and peaked on the Official Australian (ARIA) Singles Chart at #3 and on the Official UK Singles Chart at #17.
Father is Serbian musician Rajko "Rayko" Vukadinovic.
Considered attaching herself to the UK-set sports-day comedy screenplay "Running Out of Time" by Robin Morningstar but ultimately decided to pass on the idea to pursue USA-based work.
Her debut single "Kiss Kiss" is actually belongs to the popular Turkish pop singer Tarkan. The name of the song as his version is "Simarik" (spoiled).
Voted #69 in the 2005 Ask Men list of the top 99 "most desirable women".
Ranked #80 in the 2011 FHM (Australia) list of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Her ethnicity is Serbian (fathers side) and English (mothers side).
Ended relationship with Alex OLoughlin in February 2009.
(March 2004) Living in Los Angeles to pursue a film career and record a third album.
Has 2 daughters with her husband Nick Candy - Luka Violet Toni Candy (b. November 2013) and Nova Skye Coco Candy (b. September 2017).
Claims that she had shown her music video "Kiss Kiss" to her parents and her grandmother. She was very nervous about showing it to them, but they all loved it.
Appeared nude in her music video "Kiss Kiss". She said that the nude scenes were not originally planned, but the director thought of it on the day. She wore flesh colored underwear and had tape on her breasts to appear nude.
Favourite film is Sexy Beast.