Holly Madison (born December 23, 1979) is a model, showgirl, television personality, and New York Times best-selling author.
Madison is known for her role in the E! reality television show The Girls Next Door and for her own series, Holly’s World. In July 2015, Madison released her first book and memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny. In May 2016, she released her second book, The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice, and the Road to Reinvention detailing her career and dating life in Las Vegas.
Madison starred in the burlesque show Peepshow at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. She was brought in to replace Kelly Monaco after Monaco’s three-month contract was up. Madison was likewise initially signed to a three-month contract, but due to the show’s success, it was eventually extended to a full year. She starred as both “Bo Peep” and “Goldilocks” for nearly four years; however, in 2012, she left the show due to her pregnancy. Madison starred in her own reality show, Holly’s World, which revolved around her life at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. “It’s all good-natured and not mean like other reality shows”, Madison said of her show. “I’m really excited about the new series because I am also getting a legitimate co-producer credit for all the work I do behind the camera. It’s not a vanity credit. I’m super excited to learn from the best and take on new responsibilities.” The show premiered on December 6, 2009, and ran for 2 successful seasons. In 2015, Madison released her memoir Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny. The book details her life in the Playboy Mansion and the beginning of her recovery afterward. The book debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, spending three weeks in the spot and over three months on the list in 2015. In May 2016, Holly released her second memoir The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice and the Road to Reinvention, which debuted on The New York Times Bestseller list. The book chronicles her journey toward reinvention and self-acceptance in glamorous Las Vegas.