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Tricia Helfer Biography

Birth Name:
Tricia Janine Helfer
Birth Place:
Donalda, Alberta, Canada
Actor, model

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
  • Supports many charitable organizations focused on stopping animal cruelty, including the Humane Society, PETA, Kitten Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society


  • Dennis Helfer -- Father
  • Jonathan Marshall -- Husband
  • Elaine Helfer -- Mother
  • Tammy -- Sister
  • Tara -- Sister
  • Trina -- Sister