Virginia Hey

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Virginia Hey
Virginia Hey.jpg
Born Virginia Hey
(1952-06-19) 19 June 1952 (age 62)
Sydney Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Virginia Hey (born 19 June 1952[1]) is an Australian actress, known for her role as Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan on the science fiction TV series Farscape.

In Australia, she is also known for playing the "Warrior Woman" in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and various roles in TV drama series, such as lawyer Jennifer St James in E Street.[2]


Hey began her career as a fashion model after being discovered at a bus stop.[citation needed] Hey appeared on several magazine covers and started her acting career in television ads (57 in all), television drama and films in Australia and the UK.

Her film and TV credits include the Warrior Woman in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and General Pushkin's girlfriend in the Bond film The Living Daylights. She is well known for the role of the blue priestess Zotoh Zhaan in Farscape, for which she was nominated for best supporting actress by the Saturn Awards.[citation needed] She left the show early in the third season because she wanted to grow her hair and eyebrows (she had to shave both for the show) and also for health reasons: the blue makeup worn over her head and chest to achieve Zhaan's appearance caused her kidneys to bleed, subsequently causing a decline in her health.[3][4]

Hey has also appeared in various Australian soap operas including Prisoner (Cell Block H) as Leigh Templar, Neighbours as Beth Travers, E Street as Jennifer St. James, and Pacific Drive as Margaux Hayes.

Since leaving Farscape, Hey has started her own company, White Flower Lei, which manufactures perfumes and soaps.[5] Virginia currently resides in the UK.[6]


Hey teaches meditation across the United States and UK, and is certified in natural therapy.[7]


Title Role Year Notes
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior The Warrior Woman 1981 Film
Norman Loves Rose The Girlfriend 1982 Film
The Return of Captain Invincible Litte 1983 Film
Prisoner Leigh Templar 1984 TV
Timeslip (1985) Jenny 1985 TV Series
Big Deal Ticket officer 1985 Episode: "Popping Across the Pond"
Mussolini: The Untold Story Young Woman 1985 TV (mini)
Castaway Janice 1986 Film
Neighbours Beth Travers 1986 TV
Vietnam Journalist 1987 TV (mini)
The Living Daylights Rubavitch 1987 Film
Mission: Impossible Danielle 1989 Episode: "The Killer"
Dolphin Cove Alison Mitchell 1989 TV
E Street Jennifer St. James 1989–90 TV
Paradise Beach Val Sterling 1993 TV
Signal One Toni 1994 Film
Flipper Adams 1996 Episode: "The Pearl Maker"
Pacific Drive Margeaux Hayes 1996 TV
Home and Away Gillian 1997 TV
Roar Queen Una 1997 Episode: "Pilot"
All Saints Joanna Travers 1998 Episode: "Yesterday's News"
Farscape Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan 1999–2002 TV
Farscape: The Game Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (voice) 2002 Video game
Rick and Morty Voice 2014 Episode: "Raising Gazorpazorp"


  1. ^ Bio at IMDB
  2. ^ "Jennifer St James played by Virginia Hey", Eden Streed web site
  3. ^ Zhaan Forever: Interview on the Farscape extra features DVD
  4. ^ "Why did I leave Farscape?" at the Wayback Machine (archived September 27, 2007) 11 August 2004, Virginia
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ An Interview With Virginia Hey by William Lee Rand. Reiki News Magazine. Summer 2005.

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