Who Exactly Is Holly Hallstrom?
Holly Anne Hallstrom was born on August 25, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, USA; her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she is of American nationality. She is a former model, retired actor, and TV personality best remembered for her role as a model on the game program “The Price Is Right” from 1977 to 1995.
Is She Still Alive Or Has She Died?
There are rumors circulating the internet about Holly’s death sometime in the early 2000s, as Holly Hallstrom hasn’t been seen on TV or in the media. It is known, however, that she decided to retire from appearing in TV shows in the late ’90s, but returned on several occasions when invited as a guest on talk shows.
Holly now rents out three of her own homes and lives a peaceful life in San Antonio.
Childhood And Education
Holly was reared in San Antonio with her younger sister by their father, a car mechanic, and their mother, a homemaker.
Holly grew up focused on her studies, and when she enrolled in a local high school, she and her peers began reading girly magazines and watching models on TV – this is when Holly began dreaming of one day becoming a famous model, but she remained focused on her studies, and after matriculating in 1970, she enrolled in college.
While still in college, she traveled to Los Angeles, California, and began working as a model there, prompting her to drop out and focus on her career.
Actress And Television Personality
Holly’s first TV debut was on “The Price Is Right,” which starred Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, and Dian Parkinson and followed several people battling for cash, automobiles, and vacations. The show’s games were all about consumer goods price, and it was a big success, winning 48 awards and being nominated for 122 more.
Holly served as a panelist in two episodes of the comedy family game program “Match Game PM” in 1980, and she also appeared in the TV special “TV’s Funniest Game Show Moments” in 1984.
In 1989, she was cast as Newlywed Woman in the episode “The Nutt Cracker Suite” of the comedy “The Nutt House,” and in 1993, she made an uncredited appearance as the Spin the Wheel Girl in the action comedy crime film “Loaded Weapon 1.” In the same year, she appeared in a single episode of the game program “Family Feud,” and the following year, she appeared in her second film, The Female Office.
in the short science fiction adventure comedy “Galaxy Beat”. Holly played The Toothpaste Spokesperson in the adventure science fiction thriller film “The Tomorrow Man” two years later.
In 1996, she appeared in the television special “The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special,” and in 2002, she appeared in a single episode of the documentary series “E! True Hollywood Story.” Her final two television appearances were in 2005, when she appeared as a guest star in an episode of the miniseries “Game Show Moments Gone Bananas” and an episode of the chat show “The View.”
Filling A Lawsuit
Holly was fired from “The Price Is Right” in 1995 by program host Bob Barker, and she later claimed that she was fired because she gained 14 pounds (6.4 kilograms), as well as because she refused to back Bob when he was sued for sexual harassment by Dian Parkinson, a former American model.
Bob counter-sued Holly, but abandoned the action two days before the trial began and was forced to pay Holly’s legal bills; this prompted Holly to sue Bob, and the legal battle lasted years before it was settled in October 2005. Holly spent all of her savings, sold her house to pay for her lawyer, and lived in a car for a year while fighting Bob in court. She eventually earned many million dollars in settlement, and could have received more if she had agreed not to discuss Bob in the media again – she founded a nonprofit that has subsequently helped people who have been mistreated at work.
After models Kathleen Bradley and Janice Pennington, production assistants Sherrill Paris and Linda Riegert, and director Paul Alter all testified against Bob, they were fired from the show; each of them sued Bob and accepted out-of-court financial settlements, while Paul was eventually invited back to the show, which he accepted in 2000.
Love Life And Relationships
Holly has kept details of her love life secret from the public eye since she began her modeling career, and there are allegations circulating the internet that she dated multiple guys while filming “The Price Is Right.” Many of her followers claimed to have seen her walking hand in hand with different guys during a three-month period, but Holly has never agreed to speak on her love life; others also believe she is a lesbian, and two of her fans claimed to have seen her kissing a female friend at a Los Angeles club.
Holly is unmarried, has never married, and has no children as of September 2020.
Other Interests And Hobbies
Holly has moved into the real estate sector and owns numerous houses in San Antonio, the majority of which she leases, and she currently resides in one of these.
She appears to have spent her entire life on a strict diet, eating mostly vegetables and fruits, and it wasn’t until she was done modeling that she became interested in tasting different cuisines and traveling around the world – she has visited many European countries, her favorite being France, especially its capital city Paris, and she has also visited China and Japan on multiple occasions.
She adores animals and has had numerous pets, including dogs and cats.
Holly enjoys watching movies late at night, and her favorite actors and actresses include Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Angelina Jolie. Her favorite films include “Titanic,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “Good Will Hunting.”
Holly is 68 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, and weighs about 155lbs (70kgs).
Her net worth is projected to be more than $10 million as of September 2020.