Heidi Van Horne is an author, actress, filmmaker and photographer with over 25 years experience working in the entertainment industry.
She has been seen in film and on television as an actress (“ER”, “Gilmore Girls”, “The OC”, “Dazed & Confused”) and as herself (“Ultimate Green Machines”, “Riding with Rossi”, “The Vintage Vehicle Show”, “The Gong Show with Dave Attell”). Acting on stage and screen, she has worked alongside entertainment industry greats such as Parker Posey, Jeff Garlin, Phil Rosenthal, Jackie Hoffman, Dave Attell, Ralph Waite, Edward Hermann, Richard Linklater, Greg Fitzsimmons, Andy Dick, James Woods and George Loros.
The iconic pinup, called a "Modern Pin Up Queen" by VH1.com and one of the "Top Ten Modern Pin Up Models" by AskMen.com, really took the scene by storm in 2005 as Motorbooks’ cover model and calendar girl for David Perry’s trendsetting book, Hot Rod Pin Ups. Shooting for countless magazine, album and book covers and client ad campaigns, she has been photographed by top photographers from around the globe, including icons like Bunny Yeager and Peter Lindbergh.
Heidi writes a weekly car section cover column, "Heidi's Customs & Classics", starting in 2017 for Hearst Media and the Houston Chronicle, that is in print and online, syndicated nationally in 12 markets, and was author of the hugely popular “Heidi’s Pics” section cover column for the Houston Chronicle/Hearst Media from 2008-2016. She has become an influential name in the car culture scene, making guest appearances at events worldwide and has appeared, wrenched, shot and worked alongside auto industry legends like George Barris, Keith Martin, Dana Mecum, Clive Cussler, Bo Huff, and Dean Jeffries.
Heidi also provides content as an author and photographer for other publications such as PBS Affiliate Rewire.org, Garage Magazine, Car Kulture DeLuxe, Bachelor Pad Magazine, Orato.com and Traditional Rod and Kulture. While she is known for her stories about custom, classic and unique vehicles, she is more specifically well known for sharing the personal stories behind the vehicles, events, and personalities that her stories cover.
Currently working on her first book, tentatively titled Her Ride, about women and their relationship with their vehicles, she is also in post production on her autobiographical documentary, “Making Over Molly”, about leaving LA to rebuild her 1960 Ford F100 pickup with her family in Houston.