Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Holly Valance

Everything you need to know about the best thing to come out of Australia since Kylie...


Name: Holly Valance


Age: 28

Official website

Famous for: Actress / pop star

Bio: Best known to students as the hottest girl in Neighbours at the turn of the millennium, Ms Valance has enjoyed a diverse media career since first joining the Australian soap as Felicity “Flick” Scully in 1999.

As is the case with so many of the aforementioned soap’s stars, she soon outgrew Erinsborough and left in 2002 to pursue a pop music career.  Unlike many of her co-stars, though, Valance has been relatively successful. 

Her debut single, Kiss Kiss (see video below), reached number one in the UK singles chart in May 2002, and its follow-up, Down Boy, peaked at number two. Valance has released two albums, Footprints (2002) and State of Mind (2003).

In 2004, Valance returned to acting and over the past seven years has made appearances in CSI, Entourage and Prison Break.  In addition to her TV roles, Holly has found work on the big screen in National Lampoon’s Pledge This! and DOA: Dead or Alive (see video below), among others. 

Viewers may also recognise Valance from a current Foster’s beer commercial (see video below).


In Neighbours (2000)

As a pop star – Kiss Kiss (2002)

In the movies – Dead or Alive (2006)

In the adverts – Foster’s Gold (2011)