|Birth name||Holly Rachel Vukadinović|
|Born||May 11, 1983|
|Years active||2002-2004 (recording artist)|
|Label(s)||London Records (2002-2003)|
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. Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. Urban contemporary is a music Radio format. The term was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music London Records is a Record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet (српска/Вукова ћирилица srpska/Vukova ćirilica, literally " Serbian/Vuk's Cyrillic alphabet " is Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) A stage name, also called a screen name, is a Pseudonym used by Performers and Entertainers such as For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (commonly known as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards) is an annual awards night celebrating the Australian
Valance was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 11 May 1983 to a Serbian father and a British mother. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Serbs ( Serbian: Срби Srbi) are a South Slavic people living in the Balkans and Central Europe, mainly in Serbia, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located She is related to the late British comedian Benny Hill — Hill's cousin was her grandfather (cousins twice removed). Alfred Hawthorne Hill ( 21 January 1924 &ndash 19 April 1992) better known as Benny Hill, was a prolific English Valance was educated at the Star of the Sea College, a Roman Catholic high school in Melbourne. Star of the Sea College is a Irish Catholic, secondary, Day school for girls located in Gardenvale, an inner south-eastern Suburb Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3
Valance's first single as a recording artist was a cover of Turkish singer Tarkan's "Kiss Kiss", released in 2002. Tarkan Tevetoğlu (born October 17, 1972) popularly known as Tarkan, is a World Music award winning German-born Turkish " Kiss Kiss " is a Dance-pop song written by Juliette Jaimes Sezen Aksu and Steve Welton-Jaimes originally a Turkish song called " See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The song debuted at #1 in both the Australian ARIA and UK Singles Charts charts in April/May 2002. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA is a Trade group representing the Australian recording industry The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry April 2002: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September May 2002: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September The director's cut version of the music 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. " Down Boy " is a pop / dance Song written by Rob Davis and produced by Nellee Hooper. Her début album Footprints was released on October 14, 2002. Footprints is the debut album by Australian singer Holly Valance, released on October 14, 2002 (see 2002 in music) through 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. " Naughty Girl " is a pop song written by Grant Black Cozi Costi Deborah Ffrench Brio Taliaferro and produced by Phil Thornalley.
In 2003, the first single "State of Mind" from Valance'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. " State of Mind " ( 2003) is the title track and first and only single to be lifted from Holly Valance 's second album State of Mind. State of Mind is the second album by Australian singer Holly Valance, released in Japan on November 6, 2003 (see 2003
"Desire" was, according to some rumours, to be the second official single from the album and she even made a few performances for the promotion, but it was cancelled due to poor album sales. Following legal problems with her manager/boyfriend, and poor sales from the album State of Mind, Valance was dropped from her recording company.
Though her official website originally reported Valance would release new material via another label, this never materialized, with Valance recently confirming she is no longer interested in recording music, telling Men's Style magazine:
"No one can make any money. It was a really tough slog and I had a good go at it, but it was difficult. You put in so much effort and put in so many long hours for not much return. I was making all my money from endorsements and appearances, but I didn't make that much from the actual record sales. I think everyone is suffering in the music industry. It wasn't just me. I do something until it's not fun any more and then move on. Music wasn't fun any more. "
She signed a £3 million deal with the hair products company Schwarzkopf Live to front the new line aimed at an early teen to early 20s market. Valance was seen modelling Cosmic Blue, Sahara True Blonde, Hypnotic Red as well as XXL dresses and XXL hats (each colour has a strapline which referenced other popular culture artists). The adverts could be seen across the United Kingdom at bus stops, shopping malls, on buses and in magazines.
During this time, Valance appeared on Har Mar Superstar's album The Handler singing on tracks "Body Request" and "Back the Camel Up". Sean Tillmann (born on 6 February 1978 in Owatonna, Minnesota) better known by his stage names of Har Mar Superstar and Sean This article concerns the Har Mar Superstar album For the CBS TV series see The Handler (TV series The Handler is the third CD from American
In 2002, she won the British GQ Award for Woman of the Year. GQ (originally Gentlemen's Quarterly) is a monthly men's Magazine focusing upon Fashion, style and culture for men through articles
From 1999 to 2002, Valance played the role of Felicity "Flick" Scully on Australian soap Neighbours. Felicity Jane 'Flick' Scully is a Fictional character in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Holly Valance. Neighbours is a long-running multiple Logie Award -winning Australian Soap opera, which first aired in March 1985
In 2004, Valance returned to acting, this time in the United States, appearing in episodes of the television series CSI: Miami, Entourage. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the CSI Miami is a spin-off of the CBS network series. CSI Miami airs new episodes Mondays at 10 PM ET/PT on CBS. Entourage is an Emmy Award -winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a In 2005, she appeared in an episode of CSI: NY. CSI NY is an American Police procedural Television series, which premiered on September 22, 2004. She then guest-starred in Prison Break, in 2006, as Nika Volek, a role which she continued to portray in the show's second season. Prison Break is an American action / Serial drama television series that premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on August 29 2005 This article contains a list of minor characters in the American television series Prison Break. In 2007, she appeared in the TV series Shark and Moonlight. Shark is an American Legal drama that originally ran on CBS from September 21 2006 to May 20 2008 Moonlight is an American Paranormal romance Television drama created by Ron Koslow and Trevor Munson who also served as Executive producers 
In 2006, Valance appeared in the National Lampoon comedy Pledge This!, alongside American socialite Paris Hilton. National Lampoon's Pledge This! is a 2006 Comedy film starring Celebutante Paris Hilton, who also served as an executive producer The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A socialite is a person who is known to be a part of fashionable Society because of his or her regular participation in social activities and fondness for spending a significant The same year, she was in DOA: Dead or Alive, an adaptation of the popular video game Dead or Alive, where she played Christie. DOA Dead or Alive A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. is a Video game series produced by Tecmo that is primarily composed of Fighting games The story and characters are the creation of Tomonobu Itagaki is a character from the Dead or Alive Video game series with her first appearance being in the third game of the franchise 
In 2008, she had a role in the film Taken alongside Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen. Taken is a 2008 thriller / Action film starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. William John "Liam" Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Irish Actor. Famke Janssen ( IPA: /fɑmkə bømər jɑnsən/ (born November 5, 1965) is a Dutch actress and former fashion model.  She is currently in talks to appear in the thriller Vauxhall Crossed. The thriller is a broad Genre of Literature, Film, Gaming and Television. 
In 2003, Valance fired her then-manager Scott Michaelson (who owns Biscayne Partners Pty Ltd) by fax, 15 months before her contract was due to expire. Scott Michaelson (born 12 September 1968, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian Actor and Manager who is Biscayne Partners Pty. Ltd. sued Valance Corp. , won their case and were awarded damages by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The Supreme Court of New South Wales is the highest state Court of the Australian State of New South Wales (other than the Court of Appeal 
During the trial, Valance's mother claimed that Michaelson was negligent in his duties as a manager, which forced her to take over from his role as manager.  Former Neighbours co-star Kym Valentine also gave evidence that Valance "said she was feeling bad, a bit stressed out, because she was leaving Scott" and that "she said the solicitors for her record company would get her out of the contract and would be faxing him the paper work (from the UK) to do so. Kym Valentine (born May 24, 1977 in Blacktown New South Wales) is a Maltese Australian actress best known for her portrayal of Libby Kennedy " Valance denied that she told Valentine this conversation in court, even though she had signed an affidavit where she stated she had no recollection of the conversation. An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, signed by the declarant (who is called the affiant or deponent) and witnessed (as to the veracity of the 
Justice Clifford Einstein said, "I have given close consideration to the question of whether or not the circumstances presently before the Court which do, it seems to me, show a calculated disregard of the rights of Biscayne as well as a cynical pursuit of benefit".  The court subsequently ordered Valance Corp. pay $350,000 to Biscayne Partners Pty. Ltd. Of this amount, $47,264. 56 was "from shares Ms Valance and Mr Michaelson had bought together on the London Stock Exchange", though the court did not award in favour of Biscayne getting a percentage of sales of her album, State of Mind. 
Valance currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is dating fellow Aussie actor Alex O'Loughlin. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Aussie is an Autonym in Australian slang for Australian ' In Australia and New Zealand the word is only; however in the United Alex O'Loughlin is an Australian actor best-known for his roles in Oyster Farmer, The Shield and Moonlight
She used to date her former manager Scott Michaelson. ManaGeR ( MGR) is a graphical Window system. The MGR server provides a builtin Window manager and windowed graphics Terminal emulation on color Scott Michaelson (born 12 September 1968, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian Actor and Manager who is
|Year||Title||Chart positions||Sales and certifications|
|2003||State of Mind||57||12||60|
|Year||Song||Australia||Austria||Germany||Ireland||New Zealand||United Kingdom||Album|
|2003||"State of Mind"||14||—||—||27||—||8||State of Mind|
|2002||ARIA Award||Highest Selling Single (Kiss Kiss)||Nominated|
|2002||ARIA Award||Best Female Artist (Kiss Kiss)||Nominated|
|2002||ARIA Award||Breakthrough Artist - Single (Kiss Kiss)||Nominated|
|2002||ARIA Award||Best Pop Release (Kiss Kiss)||Nominated|
|2003||Disney Channel||Breakthrough Artist||Won|
|2003||Disney Channel||Best Single (Kiss Kiss)||Won|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Vukadinović, Holly Rachel|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Singer, Actress, Model|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 11, 1983|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Melbourne, Australia|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|