Holly Rachel Valance was born on 11th May 1983 in Melbourne, to parents Rachel and Ryko. Hollys 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 Hollys 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 (1985), and her popularity soared as feisty Felicity Scully. She left Neighbours (1985) 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 shes proved to be an accomplished dancer, and has even penned some tracks on her album - Footprints. When Holly isnt 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.