Holly was born in London to Marie Granger and her unnamed husband. She was raised in a dysfunctional family with an abusive father who used to beat them every day. Over the years, Holly and her older sister, Dawn, rebelled against the man and became estranged with him, while their mother remained submissive and desperately repeated to herself that her husband can still change.
In stark contrast with her kindhearted and quiet sister, Holly was a lifelong troublemaker, often having trouble with the law, to the point of collecting various minor arrests prior to 2009, one of them being for shoplifting.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics at some point in time, she takes on the mantle of Hawk alongside her sister Dawn