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Early life and education
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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.
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).
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.
In 2015, Holden starred in the feature Hollywouldn'ts, and also had a lead role in a pilot for Comedy Central.
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.
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.
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. 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. She was the featured performer with the United States Air Force Band at a memorial for World War II veterans. 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.
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.
Her charitable work includes Toys for Tots, Feed the Children, Special Olympics, the Music in the Schools program, and Habitat for Humanity. She has served on the board for Operation California, participating in airlifts of medical aid to Ethiopia, as well as performing for Live Aid, and Farm Aid at Texas Stadium along with Willie Nelson. Appointed as the honorary Mayor of Universal City by MCA Chairman Lew Wasserman, Holden served as goodwill ambassador to local and foreign dignitaries. Recent events include the American Legion Event for Families of Military Support, US Super Nationals Chess Tournament, Virginia Governor Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, and the Kids of Honor Gala. She was the featured performer for the Celebrity Center Christmas Celebration and an added attraction in the Tribute Concert for Luther Vandross.
Holden's recording of "Dreams Come True" has been chosen as the inspirational theme for many recent charitable events at which she has performed, including the United Nations Humanitarian Summit, We Care For Humanity, Rhapsody Gala for the YWCA Homeless Shelter, Ventura Animal Rescue Gala Benefit, Family Film Awards, and Soulsational Wellness Festival.
She serves as Mistress of Ceremonies, performer and speaker for many charitable, corporate, church, military, sports and political events, and is in demand for her rendition of the national anthem. In 2014, she was named the spokesperson for Airline Ambassadors, which helps orphans and vulnerable children worldwide by advocating child protection and human trafficking awareness.
|1982||Dirty Hero||Christene Adams||Alternative title: Yogoreta eiyû|
|1988||The Sisterhood||Alee||Caged 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|
|2005||From Venus||The Avatrix|
|2009||The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith||Beth||Direct-to-video release|
|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|
|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
|1983–1984||Knight Rider||April Curtis||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|
|1989||"The Truth Doesn't Always Rhyme"||82|
|"License to Steal"||78|
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- O'Hallaren, Bill (1986-01-04). "Boy, Has She Got Car Troubles". TV Guide. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
- "Book of Ruth". Rebecca Holden.com.
- Rutherford, Tony (May 16, 2017). "Knight Rider Star Rebecca Holden Lands Canaan Land Lead" (Press release). Christian Newswire. Retrieved May 16, 2017 – via HuntingtonNews.net.
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