Holly Valance was born in New Zealand on May 11, 1983, and moved to
Brighton, Australia when she was still a youngster. Holly never gave
the entertainment industry much thought, but her mother, Rachel — one
of Australia’s top models (incidentally Holly’s father Ryko is also a
model) — encouraged her to pursue it. And so, using her mom’s booking
and agent connections, Holly soon found herself posing for Kmart
catalogues and strutting down runways in lingerie at the tender age of
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