After growing up on a farm in Canada, Helfer began modeling at age 17 and was crowned the 1992 Ford Supermodel of the World, eventually gracing the covers of many magazines and becoming a Victoria's Secret beauty. A stint as a correspondent on the Canadian style series Ooh La La
sparked her interest in acting, and in 2002 began to rack up a handful of credits including a dead model on CSI, and as Farrah Fawcett in the TV-movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels
. But her turn as Battlestar Galactica
's seductive Cylon Number Six turned her into an instant fanboy favorite. In 2006, concurrent with her work on the hit series, she became a judge for the first season of the reality series Canada's Next Top Model
. Helfer is the co-founder of Acting Outlaws, which services various charity events.Tricia Helfer Fast Facts:
- Grew up on her family's grain farm, and was discovered at age 17 while waiting in line at a movie theater.
- In July 1992, received a three-year, $250,000 contract with the Ford talent agency for winning its Supermodel of the World contest.
- While still pursuing a modeling career, worked as a reporter for Canada's Ooh La La Fashion Television.
- After 10 years in modeling, gave it up to focus exclusively on acting.
- Worked with a voice coach to portray Farrah Fawcett in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'.
- Featured in the February 2007 issue of Playboy magazine.
- Tricia Helfer Relationships:
- Dennis Helfer - Father
- Elaine Helfer - Mother
- Jonathan Marshall - Husband
- Tammy Helfer - Sister