Born in Sydney, Australia, Virginia Hey spent her childhood in both Australia and London, England. She was discovered at a bus stop and began a career as a fashion model in Australia and Europe. She appeared on the covers of several magazines and soon moved into acting, where she starred in television and films in Australia and the UK. Hey got her first big break in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) (aka "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior") as the "Warrior Woman". She was also one of the Bond girls in The Living Daylights (1987) and, most recently, played the multi-award-nominated blue priestess "Zhaan" in "Farscape" (1999) (1999-2004). She left the show after three years because she wanted to grow her hair and eyebrows again (she was required to shave both for the role), and also for health reasons as the blue make-up took a toll on her well-being.Hey is a certified practitioner of natural therapies. She studied Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine for one year in 1992, became certified in advanced Reiki in 1998. Virginia studied Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki (Rei-Ki) with Barbara McGregor, director of the Reiki Training Academy and Usui Reiki Network Pty Ltd formally in North Sydney. Her two certificates were issued and signed by Barbara, herself, in 1998.Virginia also studied Meditative healing for 2 years, 1998-1999, before "Farscape" (1999) began in late 1999. She is interested in New Age spiritualism and teaches meditation across the USA.