Catherine Hickland

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Catherine Hickland
Catherine Hickland 1979.jpg
Hickland in Eight is Enough, 1979
Born (1956-02-11) February 11, 1956 (age 67)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • author
  • businessperson
Years active1978–present
  • Richard Knowlton
    (m. 1981; div. 1982)
  • (m. 1984; div. 1989)
  • (m. 1992; div. 2006)
  • (m. 2012)

Catherine Hickland (born February 11, 1956)[1][2] is an American film, stage, and television actress, as well as a singer, author and cosmetics-company CEO and hypnotist. She began her career in television in 1978, appearing in guest roles on several series before being cast in a recurring role on Texas from 1980 to 1981. She also had supporting roles in the comedy film The Last Married Couple in America (1980), and the horror films Ghost Town (1988) and Witchery (1988).

In 1995, Hickland appeared as Fantine in a Broadway production of Les Misérables. From 1998 to 2008, she appeared in the U.S. soap opera One Life to Live, playing the character of Lindsay Rappaport, reprising the role again in 2009 and 2012. Hickland is also the CEO of Cat Cosmetics, her own cosmetics line that she started in 2001.[3]

Early life[edit]

Hickland was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,[4] to Arthur and Mary Hickland; her father was a dentist, and her mother a dental ceramist.[4] She has one brother and one sister.[5] Hickland graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School in 1974. She enrolled at Florida Atlantic University, but dropped out after two years to take a job as a flight attendant for National Airlines.[6] After six months, she made a commercial for the airline and left for Los Angeles to study acting.


Hickland played in a number of daytime dramas. Her first major role was on Texas as Dr. Courtney Marshall from 1980 to 1981, followed by the role of Julie Clegg McCandless on Capitol from 1984 to 1987, and the dual role of Jenny Diamond from 1985 to 1986.[7]

While engaged to her future husband David Hasselhoff, she played a role in his series Knight Rider as Stephanie "Stevie" Mason, who, in the story, was engaged to Michael Knight (Hasselhoff's character). She appeared in three episodes: "White Bird" (March 4, 1983), "Let It Be Me" (May 13, 1984), and "The Scent of Roses" (January 3, 1986). In 1985, Hickland appeared in 15 episodes of the game show "Body Language. She also appears on the debut David Hasselhoff record Night Rocker, singing on "Our First Night Together" and "Let It Be Me".

In 1987, she filled in for Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan on the serial The Bold and the Beautiful, while Lang was sick. She also played Tess Wilder on Loving (1993–1995) and The City (1995–1997). From 1998 to 2009, Hickland portrayed Lindsay Rappaport on One Life to Live, reprising her role towards the end of the show's run in 2012.

As a guest star, Hickland appeared in numerous television series, including CHiPs (1983), Airwolf (1985), and Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2005).

Hickland also appeared on Broadway in the musical Les Misérables as Fantine in 1995.[1] Also she performed live, singing with the National Symphony de Lyon in Lyon, France,[5] in 1995.[citation needed] In 2001, she released a music CD, Sincerely Broadway, and that same year started a cosmetics line, Cat Cosmetics, for which she serves as CEO.[8] She has also written a column on cosmetics and skin care for Soap Opera Digest.[1][9]

Hickland's first book, The 30 Day Heartbreak Cure - A Guide to Getting Over Him and Back Out There One Month From Today was published in December 2008 by Simon & Schuster. Her second book, released in December 2014, is titled Cat & Fern's Excellent God Adventure: Daily Inspirations for 365 Days of Heaven On Earth, written with Fern Underwood and Lindsay Harrison.

Since 2008, Hickland has been operating as a hypnotist.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Hickland's first marriage was to Richard Ernest Knowlton on October 10, 1981, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They divorced on March 23, 1982.[11] From March 24, 1984, to March 1, 1989, she was married to David Hasselhoff.[12] On June 27, 1992, Hickland married All My Children star Michael E. Knight,[13] with whom she lived in Manhattan until their divorce in 2006.[14] After that marriage ended, Hickland married producer Todd Fisher on December 22, 2012.[15] The couple have a home in Las Vegas and a ranch in California.[8]

Hickland identifies as a Christian.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Last Married Couple in America Rebecca
1988 Robowar - Robot da guerra Virgin
1988 Ghost Town Kate
1988 Witchery Linda Sullivan
1988 Taxi Killer N/A
1991 Millions Connie
1992 Sweet Justice Chris Barnes
2007 Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe Millie Fresno


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Vega$ Julie 1 episode
1979 Eight Is Enough Vicki 1 episode
1979 The Seeding of Sarah Burns Judy Television film
1980 To Race the Wind Marcie Television film
1980–1981 Texas Courtney Marshall Main role
1983 CHiPs Lori 1 episode
1985 Airwolf Angelica Bolotin Horn 1 episode
1983–1986 Knight Rider Stephanie Mason
/ Stevie March
Episode 118: White Bird & Episode 411: The Scent of Roses
Episode 220: Let it Be Me
1983–1987 Capitol Julie Clegg Regular role
1987 The Bold and the Beautiful Brooke Logan Temporary substitute: 2 episodes
1987 Werewolf Lila Storm 1 episode
1995 Loving Tess Wilder Regular role
1995–1996 The City Tess Wilder Partou Huston Regular role
2001 Law & Order Faye Ireland 1 episode
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lila Parsons / Lila Brown 1 episode
1998–2009, 2012 One Life to Live Lindsay Rappaport Regular role

Stage credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Les Misérables Fantine [16]
1992 Run for Your Wife Linda [4]



  1. ^ a b c "Catherine Hickland". Archived from the original on November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Celebrity Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 11-17". The Washington Post. The Associated Press. February 7, 2007. Retrieved December 28, 2016. Feb.11: ...Actress Catherine Hickland ("One Life To Live") is 51... Note: Aged 51 on Feb.11, 2007 implies that she was born on Feb.11, 1956.
  3. ^ Huden, Johanna (November 26, 2001). "Who is... Catherine Hickland?". The New York Post. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Catherine Hickland Biography (1956–)". FilmReference. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Laird, Chynna (2009). "Interview with Catherine Hickland". Women on Writing. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Brochu, Nicole (October 15, 2014). "Catherine Hickland: Native comes home for Broward's birthday bash". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Manzella 1986, p. 55.
  8. ^ a b "About". Catherine Hickland official website. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  9. ^ Douglas & Pearlman 2006, pp. 143–144.
  10. ^ "About Catherine Hickland". Catherine Hickland.
  11. ^ Kahn, Toby (June 20, 1994). "Serial Monogamy — Soap Baddies Michael Knight and Catherine Hickland Get What They Deserve: Each Other". People. Vol. 41, no. 23. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "David Hasselhoff Biography (1952-)". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  13. ^ Kahn, Toby (July 27, 1992). "Passages". People. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2016. Soap stars Catherine (Capitol) Hickland and Michael (All My Children) Knight wed in Malibu on June 27.
  14. ^ Kahn, Toby (June 20, 1994). "Serial Monogamy". People. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "Family". Catherine Hickland official website. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  16. ^ "Catherine Hickland". Broadway World. Retrieved January 30, 2017.


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