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Michelle Phillips Biography

Birth Name:
Holly Michelle Gilliam
Birth Place:
Long Beach, California, United States
Singer-songwriter, model, actor

Fast Facts

  • Cowrote some of the Mamas and the Papas most popular songs, including "California Dreamin'
  • " Made her feature-film debut in Dennis Hopper's experimental The Last Movie (1970)
  • Authored the 1986 biography California Dreamin': The True Story of the Mamas and the Papas, released only weeks after former husband John Phillips' autobiography Papa John
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, along with Mamas and the Papas band members Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty and John Phillips


  • 1974Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actress: nominated