Holly-Hallstrom
Holly Hallstrom | Biography

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  • Full Name Holly Anne Hallstrom
  • Occupation Former model & TV personality
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 24, 1952
  • Age 69 Years, 5 Months
Former American Model Famous Appearing In Game Show 'The Price Is Right'

Holly Hallstrom | Biography

Was fired from 'The Price is Right' in September 1995 by host Bob Barker

Hallstrom has never married and has no kids, which is why she feels she was the only 'Price Is Right' contestant who could stand up to "miserable tyranny at the hands of a mad dictator" (regarding Barker). During the nearly ten years her lawsuit remained in court, she spent all of her resources and money. Hallstrom sold her house and ended up living out of her car during her lowest point throughout those years. "I refused to give up and let that evil old bastard win," she stated in interviews about that time in her life.


Holly Hallstrom is a former model who appeared on the game show The Price Is Right from 1977 to 1995.

Who is Holly Hallstrom?

Holly Hallstrom is a former American model who first got featured in The Price Is Right in 1977. She joined the show as the third model after Anitra Ford left. Her frequent falls, wardrobe malfunctions, and other on-air screw-ups quickly made her famous. 

In 1983, Hallstrom took a break from the show to pursue a career as an actress, but she returned in 1984. 

Hallstrom has also appeared in Match Game as a guest panelist frequently. In addition, she also appeared on Family Feud with her The Price Is Right co-stars in the early 1990s.

How Old is Holly Hallstrom?

Holly Hallstrom was born Holly Anne Hallstrom on 24 August 1952 in San Antonio, Texas. As of November 2021, she is 69 years old.

Why Did Holly Hallstrom Leave 'The Price Is Right?'

Hallstrom was fired from The Price is Right in September 1995 by host Bob Barker. Barker had ordered her off the show because she had gained 14 pounds (6.4 kg) because of a prescription medicine she was taking. Hallstrom later claimed that her dismissal was because she refused to support Barker when another model, Dian Parkinson, filed a sexual harassment claim against him.

Barker filed a libel and slander suit against Hallstrom, alleging that she was lying, but dropped the case 48 hours before the trial. Hallstrom was declared the winner by the court, and Barker was ordered to pay Hallstrom's legal fees. On the other hand, Hallstrom sued Barker for age, weight, and medical discrimination, as well as wrongful termination and malicious prosecution (Hallstrom v. Barker). Hallstrom eventually received a multimillion-dollar settlement in October 2005.

The payout may have been higher, but early settlement agreements all included a "hush clause" that prohibited Hallstrom from speaking negatively about Barker to any kind of media. However, Barker declined to sign the settlement agreement's mutuality clause, maintaining the right to talk freely against Hallstrom in the media. To keep her right to speak about the issue and to shield herself from what she termed "Bob Barker's shameful manipulation of the media," Hallstrom agreed to a lower monetary settlement with no hush provision.

She has also established a foundation for people who have been subjected to unfair or malicious workplace conditions and lack the power or resources (financial or otherwise) to take on powerful individuals (such as their boss or CEO) or large corporations, despite having a valid, non-frivolous claim.

Hallstrom has never married and has no kids, which is why she feels she was the only Price Is Right contestant who could stand up to "miserable tyranny at the hands of a mad dictator" (regarding Barker). 

During the nearly ten years her lawsuit remained in court, she spent all of her resources and money. Hallstrom sold her house and ended up living out of her car during her lowest point throughout those years. "I refused to give up and let that evil old bastard win," she stated in interviews about that time in her life.

What is Holly Hallstrom Doing Now?

Hallstrom is currently semi-retired and resides in one of several homes she owns in and around San Antonio. She performs infrequent interviews for CNN, The Today Show, and The View.

Net Worth

No reliable sources have disclosed the net worth of Hallstrom as of 2021. 

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