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Virginia Hey (born 19 June 1952)[1][unreliable source?] is an Australian actress, known for her role as Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan in the science fiction television series Farscape, playing the "Warrior Woman" in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and various roles in television drama series, such as lawyer Jennifer St James in E Street.[2]

Virginia Hey
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Virginia Hey at DeepCon, 2007
Born (1952-06-19) 19 June 1952 (age 67)
Years active1981 - 2016
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)


Hey began her career as a fashion model after being discovered at a bus stop by POL magazine editor Wendy Adnam.[3] Hey appeared on several magazine covers and started her acting career in television advertisements (57 in all), television dramas and films in Australia and the UK.

She appeared in an early live performance music video for "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles on German television in 1979.[4] (The official video for the same song is remembered best for being the first music video broadcast on MTV in 1981.)

Her film and television 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-skinned alien 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 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.[5][6]

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.[7] She currently resides in the UK.[8]


Hey teaches meditation across the United States and UK, and is certified in natural therapy.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior The Warrior Woman
1982 Norman Loves Rose The Girlfriend
1983 The Return of Captain Invincible Beautician
1986 Castaway Janice
1987 The Living Daylights Rubavitch
1988 Pathos – Segreta inquietudine Diane
1994 Signal One Toni
1999 Game Room Dr. Greta Davis
2011 Alien Armageddon Ute
2016 Kosmos Diana Lord


Year Title Role Notes
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 Neighbours Beth Travers TV
1987 Vietnam Journalist TV (mini)
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
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"


  1. ^ Bio at IMDB
  2. ^ "Jennifer St James played by Virginia Hey". Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  3. ^ "About Virginia Hey". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Virginia Hey - The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ Zhaan Forever: Interview on the Farscape extra features DVD
  6. ^ ""Why did I leave Farscape?"". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2007. 11 August 2004, Virginia
  7. ^ "The Coming soon Website Template – Home :: w3layouts". Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Virginia Hey". Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  9. ^ An Interview With Virginia Hey by William Lee Rand. Reiki News Magazine. Summer 2005.

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