When I discussed Australian female soap stars the other day I briefly mentioned Holly Valance. However, I had forgotten entirely that Valance has now gone back to acting full time (after appearing on Neighbours for several years).
She was one of the stars of last year's hilariously titled DOA: Dead or Alive, which is only now getting an American release (how bizarre). I remember there being in interview with Valance at the time of it's release last year in which about half was dedicated to discussing the challenges of putting on a bra in slow motion while trying to flick towels and utilise a shotgun (which you guys can view here if you so wish. She was also on popular television series Prison Break playing, I assume from the commercials (I don't watch that show out of principal), some sort of East European villainess. She was even on Entourage, another show I don't watch (because it's on Pay TV) as well as also having a role in a new Liam Neeson film called Taken.
Valance also had a much, ahem, discussed music career, the highlight of which was most definitely her song "State of Mind", which you can watch the video of below. I don't, for a second, believe Valance has ever really listened to The Ramones let alone be enough of a fan of them to wear a Ramones t-shirt, but whatever. As a musical artist she was sort of a load of tosh, but the song was/is totally amazing and, quietly, the album was quite good as those things go. That's the thing about pop music though. Even if you're not the greatest in the world you can still have songs that are. And then there are artists who the world keeps bowing down to despite the fact that they've, essentially, been releasing the same tune with different lyrics for the last decade. Oh well.