Born into an acting family where breakfast table monologues, musical numbers and one arm pushups were normal (!), Holly left to train at the Webber-Douglas Academy in London spending eight years playing starring roles in productions of Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, LeRoi Jones and Brecht at top regional theatres and London’s West End and appeared in multiple ITV/BBC productions.
Returning to the U.S., Holly stared in White Devil at The Guthrie; on Broadway in Romantic Comedy alongside Mia Farrow and Tony Perkins. Her movies include The Omen, Under Fire with Gene Hackman, and The Best of Times with Robin Williams. TV work includes Dickens of London with Roy Dotrice, PBS’ Leatherstocking Tales, The Thorn Birds and co-hosting ABC’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! She is a founding member L.A. Theatre Works cast of KCRW’s Babbitt staring Ed Asner.
As a journalist, Holly was twice nominated by the WPA for her Buzz magazine column on Hollywood, “The Hills” (USA Today said: “Palance is one of the funniest writers in the business”). She was editor-in-chief at Santa Barbara Magazine, (under her leadership it won the WPA Award for Best City Magazine), and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times lifestyle publication, Distinction.
Holly has studied with outstanding audiobook coaches—Scott Brick, PJ Ochlan, and Sean Allen Pratt. She is currently working on her first novel…