Virginia Hey

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Virginia Hey
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BornVirginia Hey
(1952-06-19) 19 June 1952 (age 62)
Sydney Australia
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
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Virginia Hey
Virginia Hey.jpg
BornVirginia Hey
(1952-06-19) 19 June 1952 (age 62)
Sydney Australia
Height178 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]


Mad Max 2: The Road WarriorThe Warrior Woman1981Film
Norman Loves RoseThe Girlfriend1982Film
The Return of Captain InvincibleLitte1983Film
PrisonerLeigh Templar1984TV
Timeslip (1985)Jenny1985TV Series
Big DealTicket officer1985Episode: "Popping Across the Pond"
Mussolini: The Untold StoryYoung Woman1985TV (mini)
NeighboursBeth Travers1986TV
VietnamJournalist1987TV (mini)
The Living DaylightsRubavitch1987Film
Mission: ImpossibleDanielle1989Episode: "The Killer"
Dolphin CoveAlison Mitchell1989TV
E StreetJennifer St. James1989–90TV
Paradise BeachVal Sterling1993TV
Signal OneToni1994Film
FlipperAdams1996Episode: "The Pearl Maker"
Pacific DriveMargeaux Hayes1996TV
Home and AwayGillian1997TV
RoarQueen Una1997Episode: "Pilot"
All SaintsJoanna Travers1998Episode: "Yesterday's News"
FarscapePa'u Zotoh Zhaan1999–2002TV
Farscape: The GamePa'u Zotoh Zhaan (voice)2002Video game
Rick and MortyVoice2014Episode: "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?" 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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