Sandra Hess

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Sandra Hess
Born (1968-03-27) March 27, 1968 (age 51)
Zurich, Switzerland
OccupationActress, model
Years active1992–present
Michael Trucco (m. 2009)

Sandra Hess (born March 27, 1968) is a Swiss actress and fashion model. She is best known for her role as Sonya Blade in the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and Lieutenant Alexandra 'Ice' Jensen in the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold.

Life and career[edit]

Hess began modeling and working on television commercials when she was 15. After completing high school, she entered the University of Zurich to study law but before completing her degree she came to the United States to build an acting career.

Once settled in Los Angeles, Hess started taking acting classes. Her first role was in the 1992 film Encino Man, playing a cave-woman to Brendan Fraser's caveman character. In 1997, she played the role of Sonya Blade in the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, taking over the role played by Bridgette Wilson in the first film. In 1998, she portrayed Immortal bounty hunter Reagan Cole, a friend of Duncan MacLeod's, in the ninth episode of the sixth season of Highlander: The Series.

She also portrayed Andrea von Strucker / Viper in the TV movie Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Alexandra "Ice" Jensen in Pensacola: Wings of Gold. Her guest spots include the series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Sliders (Season 4 – Genesis), SeaQuest DSV and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In 2008, Hess starred as Sasha in General Hospital. In 2010, she guested in Psych.

She married actor Michael Trucco in July 2009; they were wed in Mexico. She and Trucco both played the parts of Lieutenants in the same Marine unit in the Pensacola: Wings of Gold series.


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Encino Man Cave Nug
1993 The Big Gig Sandy Short film
1994 Endangered Kate
1996 Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus Shada TV film
1997 Nightwatch Student Uncredited
1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Sonya Blade
1998 Beach House Alex
1998 Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Andrea von Strucker / Viper TV film
2002 Face Value Cat Nelson
2004 Gargoyle: Wings of Darkness Jennifer Wells
2006 One Way Dr. Evelin Sage
2008 Remarkable Power Cynthia West
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Blue Skies Tai Episode: "A Kiss Is Just a Mess"
1995 seaQuest DSV Dr. Karen Sommers Episode: "Something in the Air"
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Lisa Rockford Episode: "Super Mann"
1996 Baywatch Nights Nicki Schachter Episode: "Takeover"
1996 High Tide Mary McAdams Episode: "Big Brother"
1998 Highlander: The Series Reagan Episode: "Deadly Exposure"
1998 Sliders Marta Episode: "Genesis"
1998–2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Lieutenant Alexandra 'Ice' Jensen Main role; 44 episodes
2000 Titans Margo Dupree Episode: "Secrets & Thighs"
2001 18 Wheels of Justice Katie Caldwell Episodes:
"Hot Cars, Fast Women"
"Once a Thief"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mandy Klinefeld Episodes:
"Assume Nothing"
"All for Our Country"
2003 Threat Matrix Simone Benoit Episode: "Alpha-126"
2005 Commander in Chief Patya Kharkova Episode: "First Dance"
2006 The Young and the Restless Kara Ludwig 5 episodes
2006 Shark Whitney Episode: "Déjà Vu All Over Again"
2006–2007 NCIS Regine Smidt Episodes:
"Trojan Horse"
2008 General Hospital Sasha Donev 33 episodes
2010 Psych Svetlana Progoyovic Episode: "Think Tank"
2012 CSI: NY Elizabeth Ferguson Episode: "Who's There?"

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