Real name: Tricia Helfer
Tricia Helfer (born April 11, 1974), is a Canadian supermodel and actress best known for her major role as Number Six in the Battlestar Galactica re-imagined series.
Helfer was born in the rural community of Donalda in Stettler County, Alberta. She was raised on her family's grain farm and at the age of 17, while standing in line at a local movie theatre, she was discovered by modelling agency scout Kelly Streit.
In 1992, she won Ford Models' Supermodel of the World Contest and was subsequently signed to the Elite Model Management and is currently signed with Trump Model Management. She has appeared in ad campaigns, including Ralph Lauren, Chanel, and Giorgio Armani. Helfer has walked for top fashion shows such as Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Claude Montana, Givenchy, John Galliano, and Dolce & Gabbana. Helfer has graced the covers of Flare, Amica, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Vogue, among others. She has also posed nude for the February 2007 issue of Playboy.
In the fall of 2003, Helfer was offered the role depicting Farrah Fawcett in the NBC telemovie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'. She also regularly appeared in photo shoots by Maxim magazine and was the magazine's wall calendar girl for 2005. She was ranked #83 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2005.. Concurrent with her role in Battlestar Galactica, Helfer began producing and hosting Canada's Next Top Model on May 31, 2006. In 2006, Helfer appeared in the motion pictures Spiral and The Green Chain. She appeared in Maxim Magazine in the fall of 2006..
In October 2006, it was announced that Helfer would not return to host the second season of Canada's Next Top Model in order to concentrate on her work on Battlestar Galactica. Helfer also played a major role in Electronic Arts Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, as a character named Kilian Qatar, along with her Battlestar Galactica co-star, Grace Park. She also starred in the episode "Roadkill" on the second season of the American paranormal drama TV series Supernatural.
In 2003, the television series Battlestar Galactica was used as the basis for a new three hour miniseries. The project was written and produced by Ronald D. Moore and directed by Michael Rymer. Tricia Helfer is a regular cast member in the two-part 2004 miniseries and the ongoing series. She plays the role of Number Six, a Cylon operative with a human appearance.