Singer, author, entrepreneur, film, stage, and television actress; these are the various titles associated with the name Catherine Hickland. This versatile personality has been on television since 1978 and has appeared in a few television series. This was until she made her breakthrough with a recurring role in the 1980s television series Texas, in which she starred from 1980 to 1981.
She then expanded her portfolio with films like The Last Married Couple In America (1980), Witchery (1988), and Ghost Town (1988). For her stage appearances, she played the character of Fantine in a Broadway production of the historical French novel Les Misérables, first published in 1862. She also played the role of Lindsay Rappaport in One Life to Live, an American soap opera, from 1998 to 2012, making it her longest participation in a single television series or Broadway play to date.
In 2001, Catherine Hikckland added the prestigious role of CEO to her name. She launched her own cosmetics line, which she called Cat Cosmetics.
Catherine Hickland’s Bio, and Age
The actress was born on February 11, 1956, as the daughter of Arthur and Mary Hickland in Faut Lauderdale, Florida. Catherine’s mother Mary worked as a dental ceramist while her father Arthur was a dentist. She grew up with two siblings, a brother, and a sister. Catherine completed her high school education at Fort Lauderdale High School. After graduating in 1974, she went on to study at Florida Atlantic University, but her time there did not last. After two years, she left school to work as a flight attendant for what was then National Airlines. Six months after her employment, she was involved in shooting a commercial for the airline. Here she recognized the potential she had for acting. This informed her about her decision to go to Los Angeles to study acting.
After she had tried her hand at acting in a few day dramas, she finally played in the big league with her role in Texas. Here she played the role of Dr. Courtney Marshall from 1980 to 1981. Three years later she was Julie Clegg McCandless in the soap opera Capitol on CBS, a role she played from 1984 to 1987. Somewhere in between, from 1985 to 1986, she also played a double role in the series as a character known as Jenny Diamond.
From 1983 to 1986 she appeared as Stephanie “Stevie” Mason in the NBC series Knight Rider. During these three years on the series, however, she only appeared in three episodes. This was probably partly due to the fact that she was tied to a variety of other film roles at the time. Catherine Hickland also appeared in the 1985 game show “Body Language” in 15 episodes.
In 1987, she played the role of Brooke Logan in two episodes of The Bold and The Beautiful, filling in for Katherine Kelly Lang, who was ill at the time. In the 1990s, Catherine Hickland starred in a number of movies and television series. From 1993 to 1995 she was Tess Wilder in Loving and from 1995 to 1997 in The City. She also appeared as a guest in television series such as CHiPs (1983), Law & Order (2001), and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2005).
Catherine, who began singing in the 1980s, performed live in Lyon, France in 1995 with the National Symphony de Lyon. A few years later, in 2001, she released her first CD “Sincerely Broadway” while she was working on starting her own business. In 2001, she founded Cat Cosmetics, where she holds the position of Chief Executive Officer. She also once contributed to the cosmetics and skincare column of Soap Opera Digest.
Catherine Hickland’s first work as an author was published in December 2008. It was entitled The 30 Day Heartbreak Cure – A Guide to Get Over Him and Back Out There One Month From Today. Her second work followed exactly six years later: Cat & Fern’s Excellent God Adventure: Daily Inspirations for 365 Days of Heaven On Earth, which she wrote together with Lindsay Harrison and Fern Underwood. In 2008 she added a hypnotist to her portfolio and has continued to do so ever since.
Her Spouse and Children
Hickland was married more than once. Their first marriage had the makings of an enviable love affair. She met her first husband, Richard Knowlton when they were both still in high school. They fell in love and got married a few years later, either in 1978 or 1981, according to various sources. However, their love affair was short-lived, as they divorced hardly three months after the marriage began.
On March 24, 1984, she married the famous singer and producer David Hasselhoff. The marriage lasted five years and ended on March 1st, 1989. On June 27th, 1992 Catherine moved on with the actor Michael E. Knight. This was her longest marriage so far; the couple stayed in New York until they divorced in 2006.
In her fourth marriage, she was married to another actor and producer: Todd Fisher. The duo married on Christmas Day 2012 and live in Las Vegas, California, where they also own a ranch. Whether through a series of unfortunate circumstances or deliberately, none of Catherine’s marriages have produced children.
The actress is not doing badly on the active side of things. Over the years she has earned money with various things: leading roles and guest appearances in films and TV series as well as income from her cosmetics line. Some would even argue that she may have made a fortune with three divorce settlements, two of which were from high-profile personalities. Celebrity Net Worth puts her net worth at $20 million.
Facts about Catherine Hickland
Catherine worked with David Hasselhoff on set and in the studio
While Catherine was engaged to the famous Hasselhoff, the lovebirds worked together on the television series Knight Rider. Their character was also engaged to Hasselhoff’s character, Michael Knight. For their musical efforts, Hickland sang on Hasselhoff’s debut album Night Rocker. Hickland lent her the vocals for the songs Our First Night Together and Let it Be Me.
Hickland is a hypnotist
Yeah, that’s right. Hickland’s a practicing hypnotist. For some reason she decided to add this title to her already extensive portfolio, making it her most active title besides CEO since 2008.
Catherine is married into a famous family
Hickland’s marriage to Todd Fisher in 2012 united them with another famous face in the industry. But it also brought her some famous relationships. Todd Fisher is the brother of the famous actress Carrie Fisher. The popular actress starred in popular television series such as Sex and the City and Smallville. Her most memorable role was that of Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. The actress died on December 27, 2016, and Carrie Fisher’s mother was the even more famous actress Debbie Reynolds, who tragically died the day after Carrie, on December 28, 2016.