Rebecca Holden

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Rebecca Holden
Born (1958-06-12) June 12, 1958 (age 58)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer

Rebecca Holden (born June 12, 1958 in Dallas, Texas) is an American actress and singer.

Early life and education[edit]

In college, Holden was a music major, focusing on voice and minoring in piano.[1] She was discovered in New York City by an agency.[1]


Holden started appearing on magazine covers and did commercials for such companies and brands as Breck Shampoo, Ivory Soap, Dentyne, Kellogg's, Chevrolet, Gillette, Playtex, Arrid, and 7 Up.[1] She moved to Hollywood where her first appearance on television was a guest spot on Three's Company. She made guest appearances on other shows such as Barney Miller until 1983 that she got her big break starring on the 1982 TV series Knight Rider as supporting character April Curtis during the show's second season (1983–1984).[2]

After Holden left Knight Rider, she appeared in movies and had more guest appearances on TV shows, including The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., Matt Houston, Cheers, Night Court, Taxi, Remington Steele, Quincy, M.E., and T.J. Hooker.[1] She portrayed Elena Cosgrove on the soap opera General Hospital in 1987.

Holden charted two singles for TRA-Star Records in 1989: "The Truth Doesn't Always Rhyme" and "License to Steal". She recorded the album The Highway Runs Both Ways for Curb Records and a self-titled album for BMG Europe.[3]

She was co-host of the short-lived TNN dance show Dancin' at the Hot Spots in 1993. She continued to tour the globe with her music, and serve as an emcee and performer for various charitable and corporate events as well as for military and veterans affairs.

In 2009, Holden portrayed the character Beth in the movie adaptation of The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith.[4]

In 2013, she released a new single, "Dreams Come True". A duet of the song was recorded in August 2014 with Tony LeBron and produced by Rudy Perez of BullsEye Studios in Miami. The album was released on Silver Blue / Summit Records.


Year Film Role Notes
1982 Dirty Hero Christene Adams Alternative title: Yogoreta eiyû
1988 The Sisterhood Alee Caged Woman
1989 Loverboy Anchovy woman
1991 Twenty Dollar Star Lisa
1992 The Hollywood Beach Murders Jamie
1999 Foolish Rebecca the Waitress
Lycanthrope Sheila Stein Alternative title: Bloody Moon
2001 Knight Chills Newscaster Direct-to-video release
Outlaw Prophet Molly
2005 From Venus The Avatrix
2009 The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith Beth Direct-to-video release
Year Title Role Notes
1980 B.A.D. Cats 1 episode
Three's Company Bunny/Twinkie 1 episode
1982 House Calls Jan Howard 1 episode
Happy Days Lola 1 episode
The Love Boat Mona 1 episode
Magnum, P.I. Laura Frasier 1 episode
Enos 1 episode
Barney Miller, 1981 Wendy McWilliams 1 episode: "Paternity"
Taxi Christina Longworth 1 episode
Private Benjamin 1 episode
Too Close for Comfort Susan Andrews 1 episode
Quincy, M.E. Kirsten MacKenzie 1 episode
Police Squad! Stella 1 episode
T. J. Hooker Lynn Hartman 1 episode
1983 Johnny Blue Kathy Weatherby Television movie
Matt Houston Dr. Carol Masters
Sharon Dardis
2 episodes
1983–1984 Knight Rider April Curtis[2] 21 episodes
1984 The Master 1 episode
The New Mike Hammer Barbara Rainey 1 episode
1986 Night Court Mary Korchak 1 episode
Remington Steele Windsor Thomas 1 episode
1987 General Hospital Elena Cosgrove Unknown episodes
1988 CBS Summer Playhouse Vanessa 1 episode


Year Single Peak chart
US Country[5]
1989 "The Truth Doesn't Always Rhyme" 82
"License to Steal" 78


  1. ^ a b c d "Bio". Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b O'Hallaren, Bill (1986-01-04). "Boy, Has She Got Car Troubles". TV Guide. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 191. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ "Book of Ruth". Rebecca 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2012). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. 

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