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Virginia Hey
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Background information
Birth name Virginia Robyne Hey
Born Australia
Date 19 June 1952
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980s-present

(born June 19, 1952) Is an Australian actress, widely known for her role as Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan on the popular science fiction television program Farscape. However, Hey is probably best known to Australian audiences for her role as the gorgeous lawyer Jennifer St James in the TV drama series E Street. She dated John Taylor and also starred in Timeslip with Taylor.


Virginia Hey was born in Sydney, Australia. She has three brothers and a sister and also three grandmothers. She spent her childhood in Australia and London, England. She began her career as a fashion model after being discovered at a bus stop. She 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. At 21 she married but the marriage only lasted six months. She also dated INXS frontman Michael Hutchence and Duran Duran's John Taylor. As an actress Hey's best known film roles are the Warrior Woman in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and as a James Bond girl in The Living Daylights. One of her most notable roles on television was that of the blue priestess Zhaan in Farscape, for which she was nominated for best supporting actress. She left the show after three seasons 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.

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


Farscape Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan 1999-2002 TV
Farscape: The Game Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (voice) 2002 Video game
All Saints Joanna Travers 1998 TV Episode: "Yesterday's News"
Roar Queen Una 1997 TV Episode: "Pilot"
Home and Away Gillian 1997 TV
Pacific Drive Margeaux Hayes 1996 TV
Flipper Adams 1996 TV Episode: "The Pearl Maker"
Signal One Toni 1994 Film
Paradise Beach Val Sterling 1993 TV
E Street Jennifer St. James 1989-90 TV
Dolphin Cove Alison Mitchell 1989 TV
Mission: Impossible Danielle 1989 TV Episode: "The Killer"
The Living Daylights Rubavitch 1987 Film
Vietnam Journalist 1987 TV (mini)
Neighbours Beth Travers 1986-87 TV
Castaway Janice 1986 Film
Mussolini: The Untold Story Young Woman 1985 TV (mini)
Big Deal Ticket officer 1985 TV Episode: "Popping Across the Pond"
Timeslip Jenny 1985 TV Series
Prisoner Leigh Templar 1984 TV
The Return of Captain Invincible Litte 1983 Film
Norman Loves Rose The Girlfriend 1982 Film
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior The Warrior Woman 1981 Film