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Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11, 1974 in Donalda, Alberta) is a Canadian model, actress and science-fiction mainstay. She is perhaps best-known for her role as humanoid Cylon Number Six on Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, for which she garnered critical acclaim and achieved status as a science-fiction icon.

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  • Contralto of Danger: Her deep, husky voice has served her well as Action Girls, both light and dark.
  • Farmer's Daughter: Literally. She grew up on an Albertan grain farm.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Helfer is a model as well as an actress, and is absolutely gorgeous. As a result she's been cast as Ms. Fanservice in just about everything from Battlestar Galactica to Chuck. It might be easier to say what she isn't Ms. Fanservice in. She's also this in real life largely by virtue of existing.
  • No Stunt Double: Has been known to do her own stunts; this resulted in two artificial discs in her lower back from stunt mishaps (she also has four artificial disks in her back and two in her neck, after a piece of luggage fell onto her while in an airplane).
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'10 and tends to tower over her co-stars.
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