Virginia Hey's early childhood was mostly spent between being in Australia and London, England. After a while of growing up she was noticed at a bus stop and began her career as a fashion model in Australia and in Europe.
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Virginia has three brothers and one sister with one of the brothers being passed away.
Hey supports the Humane Society because she believes that all things living and breathing should have a chance to live a good life.
Virginia wanted to be a doctor and a singer when she grew up.
Virginia finds it hopeful that more and more women are getting into the entertainment industry these days more so than men.
Hey grew up watching Lost in Space.
Virginia Hey has expressed how she loves Italy so much that she wants to retire in Italy.
Virginia Hey was suppose to be in the Farscape movie but she refused to act in her former character because of the previous health issues she had with the make-up and latex but she has stated she absolutely love to come back only as something else.
At an early age, Virginia Hey was brought up as a Roman Catholic.
Virginia Hey has expressed that her character on Farscape is someone she would love to turn out to be.
Virginia has appeared in the U.S. commercials for Oil Of Olay for ten years in the 1980s.
Virginia Hey use to date Michael Hutchence, who was a popular singer of Australia, best known as the lead singer of the band "IN/XS".
June of 2000, Hey was nominated for Best Supporting Actress on television by the 26th Annual Saturn Awards of America. 2002, Hey was nominated for a LOGIE (Australian Emmy Awards.) for Best Actress.
Virginia Hey founded the company White Flower Lei, selling top of the line soaps and candles.
Virginia loves Monty Python humor.
She was married for 6 months in the UK when she was 21.
Virginia has 3 brothers (Arron, Peter and Graham) and a sister (Lorraine) and three grandmothers.
Her school friends used to call her "Baby Huey".
On Farscape she didn't feel any different about acting interaction with real humans or the animatronic characters such as Rygel.
Her favorite book is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
Virginia mentions playing Zhaan on Farscape and teaching meditation as her most important professional accomplishments.
Virginia's favorite movie is 2001: A Space Odyssey.
She loves to listen to Cafe Del Mar Vol. 6.
She launched her own website on August 19th 1999. The site is still up and running, and Virginia posts her messages there on a regular basis.
She was offered a role on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, but could not take it because she did not have a work visa for Canada.
Virginia had to shave her head and eyebrows for 3 years due to her role as 'Zhaan' in the sci-fi series Farscape.
One day while she was waiting for the bus to take her to her art school class, she was discovered by a modeling agent. That's how her modeling career started.
She studied Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine for one year in 1992, became certified in advanced Reiki in 1998 and studied Meditative healing for 2 years 1998-1999.
Her nicknames are Gardenia and Ginny.
Her height is 5ft 10 1/2".
Virginia's motto for life is "Nothing is impossible". She also likes the phrase "What other people think of me is none of my business."
She doesn't like glamorous roles.
She used to be a model before she started acting.
Virginia has stated that she has always wanted Sigourney Weaver's role in Alien.
Virginia once met Sting, whom she admires very much, and she couldn't say a word. She ran off to the toilet to escape the situation.
She says that Mel Gibson is one of the nicest people she's ever met.
Her kidneys started to suffer from all that blue make-up she had to wear on Farscape after only the first three months of the first season. Despite of this, she lasted for nearly 3 years on the show.
She was very satisfied with the way her character from Farscape was written out of the show.
Is a certified natural practitioner, and teaches meditation.
Virginia: Any creative pursuit is so healing for the soul and distracting from all harshness. But Sci-Fi is very special, it is a marriage of art, science and distinct possibilities. Sci-Fi is food for alive minds and gypsy spirits!
Virginia: Actually I'd adore to do fantasy, I rather fancy myself as Cate Blanchett's character in Lord of The Rings. Mind you, she was magnificent , as usual. I also would love to do a period piece to explore the stillness that women portrayed.
Virginia: Sydney casting agents, often asked me if I was interested in auditioning for small parts in movies, I would always say no as I was frightened of making a fool of myself masquerading as yet another glam thing.
Virginia: (Talking about not being too old to act.) I'm over fifty, fabulous, fit, and flirty, still glam and unstoppable now.
Virginia: (Working with animatronics on Farscape.) Each character takes between six to eight people to operate, so you're working with bodies all over the place. Dodging and stepping over bodies in the middle of scenes is hilarious. But I took to believing their surreal cognition easily, because thanks to my mother--who was an artist I'm blessed with a wonderfully artistic imagination. So I embrace Rygel and Pilot as fellow actors.
Virginia: ( About how hard her role was on Farscape.) It was the hardest, most difficult, most complex role I've ever had in of my life, and therefore the most fulfilling and compelling, because every actor likes to be challenged. We're suckers for punishment, so the more painful and complex and challenging it is, and the more you have to wrench yourself inside out to do it, the more we like it. There's nothing worse than a boring role.
Virginia Hey: I used to LOVE dancing and would take classes every day in Covent Gardens at the Floral St Dance Centre with Arlene Phillips as my teacher. I wasn't very good, but I LOVED it!
Virginia Hey: I love homemade Anzac biscuits. (Australian cookies)
Virginia Hey: Fav junk food equals Bakewell Tarts and peanut butter and apricot jam on buttered toast! Yum! Um, but not all at the same time. At least an hour apart!
Virginia Hey: You're always asking me... well... um.. OK.. I like artistic, quirky, soulful, interesting guys with twinkly eyes.
Virginia Hey: I don't drink or smoke or take drugs.
Virginia Hey: When Im travelling away from home working at a convention, please leave me alone before I have my breakfast. I need time and solitude to rev up to speed. Thats the only time Im "mean" so watch-out! LOL.
Virginia Hey: (About her character on Farscape) My interest in Zhaan-like things comes from my parents. I had extraordinarily inquisitive parents-quite brilliant in their powers of observation. They didn't pass all their abilities to me, unfortunately. I wish. I wish. But they passed on that curiosity about living. It's a concept that won't die in me. In fact, it's been getting stronger and stronger as I get older. It's gotten to the point where I am absolutely driven to understand what makes people tick in every way. That includes every dimension of people: physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally.