Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11, 1974) is a Canadian model and actress who skyrocketed to national attention as the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series (2004–2009).
Tricia is from a farm in Donalda, Alberta. She is of German/ English/ Norwegian/ Swedish heritage. The story goes that while standing in line to see a movie, Tricia was spotted by a talent scout and she life's work was at hand (isn't that how it always happens?). Winning the 1992 Ford Models' Supermodel of the World Contest also probably had something to do with it.
While Tricia is known for her high-profile 'pretty girl' parts, she also had quite a career as a model. Her many covers include:
- France: 'Biba' - March 1994
- Germany: 'Elle' - July 1993; 'Maxim' - January 2007
- Italy: 'Amica' - November 1996; 'Anna' - 2000
- Spain: 'Vogue' - January 1994; 'Woman' - October 1994; 'Elle' - January 1996; 'Moda' - January 1997; 'DT' - December 2004; 'Playboy' - March 2007
- UK: 'Cosmopolitan' - November 1994; 'Woman's Journal' - December 1994; 'Cosmopolitan' - July 1996; 'Cosmopolitan' - July 1998; 'Marie Claire' (supplement) - May 1999; 'Woman's Journal' - July 2000
Pretty much everybody agrees that Tricia Helfer is a pretty girl, and she doesn't have to work very hard at it, either. She has made the Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2007 list and the cover of Playboy. Her great beauty drew her into the Hollywood sphere, where she has starred in a bunch of television series and films. She began her career as an actress by hosting Canada's Next Top Model, and then moved to Los Angeles and decided to pursue acting full-time.
So, Tricia's credits are numerous and staggering in their scope:
2000 Eventual Wife: Inga
2003 White Rush: Eva
2004 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels: Farrah Fawcett
2006 The Genius Club: Ally Simon Memory: Stephanie Jacobs
2007 Spiral Sasha The Green Chain: Leila Cole Walk All Over Me: Celene Battlestar Galactica: Razor: Number Six
2008 Inseparable: Rae Wicks
2009 Green Lantern: First Flight: Boodikka Voice Battlestar Galactica: The Plan: Number Six Hidden Crimes: Julia Carver Open House: Lila
2010 A Beginner's Guide to Endings: Miranda
2011 Bloodwork: Dr. Wilcox Mistletoe over Manhattan: Lucy Martel PostHuman: Kali (voice role)
2012 The Forger: Sasha Scent of the Missing: Susannah Scribble: Sigrid Hagenguth 37: Christina
2013 Finding Christmas: Ryan Harrison
2014 Authors Anonymous: Sigrid Hagenguth
So, this country girl from the small farm in Canada remains a force in Hollywood. Every year brings new projects from Tricia Helfer, and there's no reason for her to slow down any time soon.