Virginia Robyn Hey (born June 19, 1952) is an Australian actress widely known as her role as Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan on the popular science fiction television programme Farscape.
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.
Hey 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 Michael Hutchence, and John Taylor from Duran Duran.
Among Hey's best known film roles are the Warrior Woman in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and as a 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 as the blue makeup took a toll on her well-being and caused her kidneys to bleed and set off a chain of health issues.
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.
Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
Farscape: The Game
Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (voice)
Dr. Greta Davis
Episode: "Yesterday's News"
Home and Away
Episode: "The Pearl Maker"
Jennifer St. James
Episode: "The Killer"
Pathos - segreta inquietudine (aka Obsession: A Taste for Fear)
The Living Daylights
Mussolini: The Untold Story
Episode: "Popping Across the Pond"
The Return of Captain Invincible
Norman Loves Rose
Mad Max 2
The Warrior Woman
Outside of her acting career, Hey teaches meditation across the United States, and is certified in Reiki in 1998 and natural therapy. White Flower Lei is the company Virginia founded, selling an upscale line of soaps and candles. She now lives in Los Angeles. She has studied Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine in 1992.