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Holly Marie Combs

Name: Holly Marie Combs
Height: 5´2 (1,55 m)
Astrological sign: Sagittarius
Eyecolor: Brown
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Nationality: American
Religion: Protestant
Birthday: 3 December 1973
Birth Place: San Diego, CA

Occupation: actress
Education: Professional Children´s School N.Y (coached by the great Ernie Martin)

Husband: David Donoho (wedding 14-02-04)
1 son, Arthur Finley

Relationships: Married to Brian ‚Bugsy´ Smith in 1993 (Las Vegas), divorced 1997.
Was engaged to ´Storm Lyndon´ but they split up late in 2000.

Parents: Lauralei Combs, Actress
father unknown, Holly grew up with a stepfather (musician)
Siblings: no

Favourite color: blue
Best friend is Shannen Doherty
Favorite movies: Wild at heart and The Matrix. She also likes Star Wars
Favourite actors: Andy Garcia
Favourtie actress: amongst others Susan Sarandon
She´d love to work with Oliver Stone
Favourite Charmed episodes: Something Wicca This Way Comes and Awakened
Favourite TV shows: X-Files, Friends and Mad About You, before they had the baby
Favourite book: ´Practical Magic´ by Alice Hoffman and ´The Garden of Eden´ by Ernest Hemingway
Favourite comedian: Chris Rock.
Favorite food: Italian, also likes Cheeseburgers, Coca Krispies, Salami, and Bacon
One of her favourite snacks is Cheetos
Car : Volkswagen
Hobbies: Horses, Gardening
She enjoys playing scrabble and watching talk shows with Alyssa Milano in between sets

Pets: yes
fishes, lizards, two hampsters, three horses (Jake, Jezebel and Jesse) , 4 birds - only two of which are named, Lollie and Flower., 2 dogs (Travis and Lola), 2 Cats (Blue and Selena) and 2 rabbits - Thumper and Jack.

Tattoies, piercing: yes
rose on her right shoulder blade
paisley-type band on her left wrist
on top left wrist
a tribal-type band around her right wrist, and a butterfly (new in December 2001) on the inside of her right wrist.

Holly got her first tattoo when she was 16


Holly has no Tv in her house

Holly is not at all into clothes. She even says the Charmed wardrobe person is going shopping for her because she doesn´t want to leave Holly to her own devices.

Holly is a Scuba Diver. She was certified when she was 13.

Holly smokes when she is nervous

Holly suffers from stage fright.

She was a Rebel at 16. She was often mean to her mum, punished by her teachers and dressed in black.

She prefers to be called ´Holly´ not ´Holly Marie´ because she says her mum calls her ´Holly Marie´ when she´s mad.

Holly is known to get restless and bored very easily.

On the episode ´Coyote Piper´ on Charmed, Shannen taught Holly how to dance. She was the choreographer.

Her mother was a guest star on Charmed in the episode ´Just Harried´ (Episode: 3x15), as a girl in the bar.

Holly and Shannen are best friends and even though Shannen and Alyssa Milano fell out, she still considers Alyssa a close friend. Shannen and Holly were friends 7 years before ´Charmed´

One tabloid once said that Holly was pregnant of an alien

At the beginning of the series, the producers asked Holly to wear a special bra because they said that she seemed disadvantaged when she stood between the 2 others. She wore that special bra for the firsts episodes but then decided that it was stupid and that she prefered being all at her natural

Holly was the first one to be hired for Charmed. At first, she was supposed to be Phoebe and Shannen was supposed to be Piper. But they thought that it didn´t seem to match, so they went to see the producers and asked them to switch.

The shooting of Charmed is a really tough job for the actresses because of the schedule; a normal day for them is 6am to 7pm. So to have more time to sleep in the morning, Holly often goes to the studios wearing... her pyjamas! She prefers not to bother on getting dressed and put her make up on because once she gets there, every thing is to redo!

She (along with actresses Tangi Miller and Alyson Hannigan) is a spokesperson for breast cancer, and will appear in a new four page brochure (to be featured in Vogue, Glamour, Self, Mademoiselle, and Women´s Sports and Fitness) to raise awareness about the disease. [May 2000]
Is on the board for Thursday´s child, a charity for teenage runaways.

Holly was a bridesmaid at Alyssas wedding to Cinjin Tate in 1999

Holly lives in Los Angeles, California

It is said that Holly was the peace keeper on the set of Charmed because Shannen and Alyssa do not get on.

When she was little and tried to learn how to walk she fell and hit her head in a marmer table and that´s why she has a scar over the eyebrow.

Holly Marie Combs was born when her mother was only 14 actually.

When she married Brian Smith she wasn´t really dating him they had just been sleeping together for eight days when the decided to elope in Las Vegas

Before acting Holly wanted to be a Marine Biologist

In highschool her best subject was English and her worst was maths

She was a vegetarian for seven years (she had terrible cravings for cheeseburgers that never went away

She loves the brands Buffalo and Earl Jean

She thinks the sexiest guy on the WB is Joshua Jackson

She is a Remy Zero fan

She likes ´Chick Rock´ like Sarah McLaughlan and Tori Amos

She loves the music groups ´The Supremes´ and ´U2´ and all country music. Shes a self confessed ´hick´

Once on the set of Charmed Holly was looking into a mirror and it broke

Holly goes to the studios wearing her pyjamas. She prefers not to bother on getting dressed and put her make up on because once she gets there, every thing is to redo

Holly landed in the hospital after an on-set accident in which she:tripped over an air vent.

When Holly got the stomach flu while filming Born on the Fourth of July:Tom Cruise gave her an antique brooch to make her feel better.

David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice) once told Holly he:´Couldn´t hire her because the part required a ´big heart.´

Holly Marie Combs won Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a New Television Series in 1993 for PICKET FENCES and by the same award, was nominated Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Special in 1995 for A PERFECT STRANGER.

For detailed filmography see The International Movie Database

Holly moved to New York at the age of 7. Already her stunning looks had turned heads, resulting in jobs in print ads and commercials. Soon these experiences lead to a desire to act, a dream shared by Holly´s mother, who herself was only 24. After a few bit parts Holly landed a lading role as Kimberly in TV drama ´Picket Fences´ (1992). This show ran for 4 years, winning Holly critical acclaim and a Young Actors award. After the show ended Holly starred in more roles in TV movies, enjoying her marriage and career success. This wasn´t to last, in 1997 she divorced husband Bryan Smith, and yearned for more challenging roles. Then in 1998 Holly´s good friend Shannen Doherty told her about a new television show based around three sisters who happen to be witches, who save the world from evil. Holly auditioned for the middle sister, won the role, and is now known world wide for her portryal of Piper Halliwell in the WB smash hit show ´Charmed´ (1998).

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