Rebecca Holden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rebecca Holden
Rebecca Holden.jpg
Holden in 2009
Occupation Actress, singer

Rebecca Holden 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]



While continuing voice studies in New York, Holden became a model best known as "the Breck Girl". She went on to model on magazine covers and to film national commercials such as for Ivory Soap, Dentyne, Kellogg's, Chevrolet, Gillette, Playtex, Arrid, and 7 Up.[1]

She moved to Los Angeles, California, where her first appearance on television was a guest spot on Three's Company. She made guest appearances on other shows, and in 1983, when she joined the cast of the TV series Knight Rider as supporting character April Curtis during the show's second season (1983–1984).[2]

She played the diabolical Elena on ABC's soap opera General Hospital in 1987, and was a guest star on primetime shows such as The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., Matt Houston, Three's Company, Taxi, Night Court, Mike Hammer, Remington Steele, Matt Houston, Barney Miller, and others.[1]

In 2015, Holden starred in the feature Hollywouldn'ts, and also had a lead role in a pilot for Comedy Central.[citation needed]

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

In 2009, Holden portrayed the character Beth in the movie adaptation of The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith.[3]

On May 15, 2017, filmmaker Richard Rossi announced Holden had been cast in the lead role of Sister Sara Sunday in the independent film Canaan Land.[4]


Classically trained as a voice major and piano minor in college, Holden has sung opera and performed the lead roles in such musicals as Oliver and Damn Yankees.[citation needed] She recorded a country album for Curb records, and her music videos have appeared on TNN and CMT. She recorded both a country and gospel album for BMG Records in Switzerland, and toured in Europe and Asia, including performing for the King of Malaysia.[citation needed] She was the featured performer with the United States Air Force Band at a memorial for World War II veterans.[citation needed] During Holden's service as president of the Music City Christian Fellowship, she performed as singer and mistress of ceremonies for the Christian Country Music Awards and the Sunday gospel shows at the Grand Ole Opry.[citation needed]

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.[5]

Holden's most recent[when?] CD single release is "Dreams Come True", a duet with Tony LeBron. on Silver Blue/Summit Records.[citation needed]


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
2015 The Hollywouldn'ts Lead
2016 Baskets Co-star
2016 All Wrong Lead
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[6]
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. Archived from the original on 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Book of Ruth". Rebecca 
  4. ^ Rutherford, Tony (May 16, 2017). "Knight Rider Star Rebecca Holden Lands Canaan Land Lead" (Press release). Christian Newswire. Retrieved May 16, 2017 – via 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 191. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2012). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. 

External links[edit]