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Born Pamela Jayne Hardon on the 17th July 1950, in Frankfurt, Germany, P.J. is an American actress, probably still best known to the world as Lynda in the horror thriller “Halloween” (1978), and as Riff Randell in the comedy film “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” (1979), among many other differing appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich P.J. Soles is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Soles’ net worth is as high as $1 million, an amount earned through her career as an actress, which started in 1973.

P.J. Soles Net Worth $1 Million

Pamela is of mixed ancestry; her mother is American, while her father is Dutch. In her early years, Pamela lived in Morocco, Venezuela, and Belgium, as her father was working for an international insurance company. While living in Belgium she went to the International School of Brussels, then returned to the USA and enrolled at Briarcliff College, New York. During her studies, she aspired to become the first woman ambassador to the Soviet Union, however, her goals changed once she paid a visit to the Actors Studio in New York City.

She settled in Manhattan, and started auditioning for commercials and also modeled for fashion magazines. In 1976 she auditioned for both “Carrie”, and “Star Wars”, in a joint casting held by George Lucas, and Brian De Palma. She was selected for the role of Norma in “Carrie”, which was her first film role. After that, she appeared in the romantic drama “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” the same year, next to John Travolta and Glynnis O’Connor, while in 1978 she had her breakthrough role as Lynda in the John Carpenter’s horror thriller “Halloween”, starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Moran. Before the ‘70s ended, Pamela starred in the comedy “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” (1979), which also added to her net worth.

Looking to build on the success she was enjoying in the late ‘70s, with the new decade, she started it with the role of Pvt. Wanda Winter in the war comedy “Private Benjamin”, which was nominated for three Academy Awards, and then appeared next to Bill Murray in the comedy “Stripes” (1981), while in 1985 she portrayed Wanda in the biopic about Patsy Cline – “Sweet Dreams” – with Jessica Lange and Ed Harris in the lead roles. She had several starring roles in films made throughout the ‘80s, however, the films didn’t achieve commercial success.

Nothing much changed for Pamela in the ‘90s, as her career continued its decline, as she made appearances in such films as “Shake, Rattle and Rock!” (1994), “Little Bigfoot” (1997), and “Jawbreaker” (1999). She bounced back in 2005 with a role in the horror “The Devil’s Rejects” , starring Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley, and continued with appearances in horror films, in 2011 featuring in “Beg” next to Tony Moran and Tony Todd, while in 2012 she featured in another horror “The Butterfly Room”, directed by Jonathan Zarantonello, and starring Barbara Steele, Ray Wise and Erica Leerhsen, which increased her wealth.

Most recently, she appeared in the horror “Grindsploitation” (2016), and will star in the horror “13 Girls”, which is currently in pre-production, while its filming is scheduled to start towards the end of 2017.

Regarding her personal life, Pamela has been married and divorced three times. Her first husband was J. Steven Soles, whose last name she kept until the present day. The couple married in 1970, but after Pamela started pursuing her acting career, the two divorced. In 1978 she married actor Dennis Quaid, to whom she was married until 1983. Later that year she married Skip Holm, with whom she has two children, but the couple divorced in 1998.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 17, 1950
Birth place: Frankfurt, Germany
Height:1.73 m
Profession:Actress
Education:International School of Brussels
Nationality:American
Spouse:Skip Holm (m. 1983–1998), Dennis Quaid (m. 1978–1983), Steven Soles (m. 1973–1975)
Children:Ashley Brooke Holm, Jeffrey Sky Holm
Parents:Cornelis Johannes Hardon II, Nancy Hardon
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Appearing as "Riff Randell" in The Donnas' music video "Too Bad About Your Girl". [August 2003]
2Divorced now from Skip Holm, she retired for the most part to raise her two children. P.J. is presently producing an in-development movie for Paramount and is considering a remake of her hit movie Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979). [October 2003]
3Ranked #4 on Maxim's "Hottest Women of Horror Movies" list.
4P.J. has two children: a son, Jeffrey Sky Holm, a 2005 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and is an Officer serving with the United States Coast Guard and a daughter, Ashley Brooke Holm, a 2010 graduate of U.C. Irvine with a degree in English/Creative Writing, is teaching yoga and in the band Jo Nash with composer John Corlis.
5Interviewed in the book "Invasion of the B-Girls" by Jewel Shepard.
6Rock group Local H named their 2004 album, "Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?" after her. It includes a song about her cult celebrity status titled simply "P.J. Soles".
7She wore a red baseball cap to her audition for Carrie (1976), which director Brian De Palma loved. He told her to bring it with her when they started shooting. The first thing he said to her on the set was, "Did you bring your red baseball hat?" She ended up wearing that hat for the majority of the film.
8Father is from the Netherlands. Mother is from New Jersey.
9Did her screen test for Carrie (1976) with John Travolta. He loved her performance so much, he made sure she got a part in his television movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976).
10Has one son, Sky (b. 1983) and one daughter, Ashley (b. 1988), with Skip Holm.
11Originally wanted to be Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
12Lived in several foreign countries while growing up.
13Sang "Rock and Roll High School" with The Ramones at one of their concerts.
14John Carpenter, wanted her for his film Halloween (1978) after seeing Carrie (1976). He wrote the part of Lynda especially for her because of the way she said the word "totally."
15In her death scene in Carrie (1976), she is knocked unconscious by a wild water hose; in actuality, the hose tore her eardrum and she is really unconscious for that scene.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Stripes (1981)] That was really fun, although I'll say, Bill [Bill Murray] is kind of a depressed guy, except when the camera's rolling. Then he puts it all out there and tries to be funny and witty and a genius, but otherwise, he's not that funny.
2Horror movies are all about getting your attention, you always have to be on guard. People love to be on the edge, there's nothing like a surprise. Our whole lives are built around surprises -- surprise birthday parties, surprises at restaurants. It keeps our lives from being boring. Also, it's the closet thing to watching a fantasy that you could never conceive of yourself, never dare to have. Even in a private moment. Something you'd never let enter your thinking. So you can sit for two hours and watch someone else's fantasy and not feel guilty if you enjoy it.
3Everybody thought I was a California girl, and I felt I had to work harder than most people. I went to a place in my mind from having watched other movies, so for me it was a little more challenging than a lot of people probably realize.
4All those times I'd gotten married with the intention of having children, even when I was in my early twenties.
5I am so happy that every generation still tunes into most of the classic and cult films I was lucky to be a part of.
6I'm still looking for that Quentin Tarantino, for what he did to John Travolta. That's part of why I wanted to produce - to give myself good parts.
7"Dennis is very, very sad. I've never heard him sound so sad. I got the feeling he hasn't slept recently. He's devastated just by the thought of any separation mostly because they have a son. He's very concerned about the effects on his son." - about the separation of Dennis Quaid from Meg Ryan.


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beg2011/IIEva Fox
Imps*2009Young Lady (segment "Soda")
Alone in the Dark II2008VideoMartha
Prank2008Marianne
Love in the Age of Fishsticks2008God (voice)
Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy2007
Dead Calling2006Valerie Redmond
No Place Like Home2006/IP.J.
Ray of Sunshine2006Mother
The Tooth Fairy2006VideoMrs. MacDonald
Death by Engagement2005Mrs. Starkington
The Devil's Rejects2005Susan
Murder on the Yellow Brick Road2005Hannah Gruber
Pee Stains and Other Disasters2005Jenny
Silence2003ShortJan
Kept2001Celia
Mirror, Mirror IV: Reflection2000Annika's Mom
Blast2000Deputy
Jawbreaker1999Mrs. Purr
Little Bigfoot1997Carolyn
Uncle Sam1996VideoMadge Cronin
Out There1995TV MovieReligious Nut
The Power Within1995VideoMrs. Applegate
Rebel Highway1994TV SeriesEvelyn Randall
Shake, Rattle and Rock!1994TV MovieEvelyn Randall
Prize Fighter1993Video GameJune
Soldier's Fortune1991Debra
Alienator1990Tara
B.O.R.N.1988Liz
Saigon Commandos1988Jean Lassiter
Knight Rider1986TV SeriesEllen Whitby
Hardcastle and McCormick1985TV SeriesEllen Styner
Sweet Dreams1985Wanda
Innocent Prey1984Cathy Wills
Simon & Simon1983-1984TV SeriesMartie Collins / 'Crazy Susan' Sackwell
Airwolf1984TV SeriesEllie
Cheers1984TV SeriesJulie
Listen to the City1984Sophia
Sawyer and Finn1983TV MovieBecky Thatcher
The Other Woman1983TV MovieMary Louise
Romance Theatre1982TV SeriesCassie
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.1981Sharlene
Stripes1981Stella
Private Benjamin1980Pvt. Wanda Winter
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979Riff Randell
Breaking Away1979Suzy (as Pamela Jayne Soles)
Old Boyfriends1979Sandy
Halloween1978Lynda van der Klok
Zuma Beach1978TV MovieNancy
Our Winning Season1978Cindy Hawkins
Calling Doctor Storm, M. D.1977TV MovieSarah Baynes
Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn1977TV Movie uncredited
The Possessed1977TV MovieMarty
Blood Bath1976
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble1976TV MovieDeborah
Carrie1976Norma
The Blue Knight1976TV SeriesMinnesota
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing1967TV SeriesUnknown (1973)
13 Girls2016pre-productionMedical Examiner
Grindsploitation2016Dr. Ramone (segment "Arbor Day")
The Butterfly Room2012Lauren
Eternal2012/ILucinda

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clown Motel2016Short associate producer completed
B.O.R.N.1988associate producer

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest2003TV Movie documentary still photographer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cheap Rodeo: First Night in Heaven2013Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979performer: "Rock 'n' Roll High School"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
More Acting 'Carrie'2016Video documentary shortHerself
Horror Icon: Inside Michael's Mask with Tony Moran2016DocumentaryHerself
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre2015TV SeriesHerself
Quickies2015TV SeriesHerself
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen2014TV MovieHerself
Psychotic State2014Herself
Midnight Matinee Psycho2013VideoHerself
Framelines2011TV SeriesHerself
AM Northwest2011TV SeriesHerself
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective2011DocumentaryHerself
Halloween: The Inside Story2010TV Movie documentaryHerself / Lynda van der Klok
Staying After Class2010Video shortHerself
Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.com2009DocumentaryHerself
The Horrorhound2007Video documentaryHerself
Halloween: The Shape of Horror2006ShortHerself
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror2006Video documentaryNarrator
Horror's Hallowed Grounds2006TV Series shortHerself
Working with a Master: John Carpenter2006Video documentary shortHerself
30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'2005Video documentaryHerself - 'Susan'
Backstory2005TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Stars and Stripes 12004Video documentary shortHerself
Stars and Stripes 22004Video documentary shortHerself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHerself ("Lynda" - Halloween)
'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Acting 'Carrie'2001Video documentary shortHerself
'Halloween' Unmasked 20001999Video documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saucy 70's Volume 22010Video documentary
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHerself
Ramones Raw2004DocumentaryRif Randell (uncredited)
The American Nightmare2000DocumentaryHerself

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