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Facts About Holly Palance - Former Actress and Journalist

Published Sat Jun 20 2020 By Aashika
Facts About Holly Palance - Former Actress and Journalist

Holly Palance got into limelight when she gave hits movies like The Omen, Tuxedo Warrior, and The Best of Times. Besides an actress, she is also a journalist.

She was previously married to ex-husband, Roger Spottiswoode, and mother of two adorable daughters. In 2010, she got married to Robert Wallace. 

Here are some facts that you should know about Palance:

What's her Net Worth?

Holly Palance has an estimated net worth of $2 million. She made her massive worth from her career as a professional actress. Now, she is doing her job as a journalist. She made her acting debut in 1973 playing the role of goffer in 'Gold Etiquette'.

Married Life of Holly Palance 

'The Omen' actress, Holly was married to Roger Spottiswoode who is a popular actor and director at his time. The couple tied their knot on 9th April of 1983. 

After living for more than decade they split and got divorce in 1997. They are parents of two children whereas children's custody was given to Holly. 


Ex-Husband Roger Spottiswoode.
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Second Marriage 

After living 13 years single, a beautiful actress got married once again. She exchanged her vows with journalist Robert Wallace in 2010. Their wedding was held as a private ceremony where the couple invited their close ones. They are happily living and now they have been together for 10 years. 

Mother of Two Children

From her first marriage, she became the mother of two children named Lily Spottiswoode and Spencer Spottiswoode. Both children are following her footsteps and contributing their skills in the entertainment industry. Her daughter, Lily is an actress and producer known for her work in the 'One Small Hitch' and '16 and Pregnant'. 

Lily Spottiswoode and Spencer Spottiswoode with their father.

Holly Palance's Parents

Holly was born to parents Jack Palance and Virginia Baker on August 5, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. Her father Jack Palance is also an actor who is famous for portraying some of the villains' roles in the 50s. Not only her father but her mother was an actress and producer whose work can be seen in 'Thunderbolt and Lightfoot', and 'The Hatfields and The McCoys'. 

Father Jack Palance and mother Virginia Baker.
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Has Two Siblings

The talented actress was grown up with her two siblings named Cody Palance and Brooke Palance. They are very close to each other and share a special bond. Her brother Cody was also an actor but died at the age of 42 in Tijuana, Mexico. Similarly, her sister is known actress and also recognized for being the wife of actor Michael Wilding Jr.  

Acting Career

As mentioned before, Palance began her career in 1993 from the movie 'Gold Etiquette' as the role of golfer. She is the actress who belongs to the category of celebrity who made their career success at a certain time. 

She breakthrough when she portrayed the role of Nanny in 'The Omen' which earned $60.9 million in the box office world. Later, she appeared in movies such as The Comeback, Tucxedo warrior, Under Fire, and The Best of Times. Moreover, Holly has also starred in numerous TV series like Thriller, Dickens of London, The Thron Birds, and Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

Journalist and Editor

After retired from acting, Palance started working as a journalist as well as heading the Santa Barbara Magazine. Currently, she is serving as the chief editor of the Los Angeles Times's lifestyle magazine.

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