Virginia Hey

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Virginia Hey
Virginia Hey.jpg
Born Virginia Hey
(1952-06-19) 19 June 1952 (age 63)
Sydney, Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Website virginiahey.com

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]

Career[edit]

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]

Meditation[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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 Hey.com
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ An Interview With Virginia Hey by William Lee Rand. Reiki News Magazine. Summer 2005.

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