Holly Palance

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Holly Palance
Born (1950-08-05) August 5, 1950 (age 68)
Years active1973—1989
Spouse(s)Roger Spottiswoode (1983-1997; divorced; 2 children)
ChildrenLilly & Spencer

Holly Palance (born August 5, 1950) is an American actress.

Palance was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of the actor Jack Palance and his wife Virginia Baker. Holly was the first of three children born to the couple, followed by Brooke Palance in 1952 and Cody Palance in 1955. She married Tomorrow Never Dies director Roger Spottiswoode; they divorced in 1997.

Palance played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in his screen test for the title role in Superman (1978). The tests included scenes from the balcony interview in Superman and the Niagara Falls hotel room scene from Superman 2 (1980), where Reeve played Clark Kent; this footage was released to the public as an extra feature on a special edition DVD release of the film in the early 2000s. Palance is notable for her role as an ill-destined young nanny in The Omen (1976), alongside Gregory Peck and Lee Remick.

Palance co-hosted the television version of Ripley's Believe It or Not! with her father for one season, replacing Jack's former co-host, Catherine Shirriff; Holly would later be replaced as co-host by singer Marie Osmond.

TV and filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 Golf Etiquette A Golfer
1975 Thriller (Episode: The Next Voice You See) Susie Kay TV Series
1976 The Omen Young Nanny
Dickens of London Miss Baldwin TV Series
1977 The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Air Hostess
1978 The Comeback Gail Cooper
1982 Bret Maverick Jessica 'Dolly' D'Nard TV Series
Tuxedo Warrior Sally / Jane
1983 The Thorn Birds Miss Carmichael TV Series
Under Fire Journalist
1986 The Best of Times Elly Dundee
1989 Cast the First Stone Ellen Armstrong TV Movie, (final appearance)

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