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'V''s Alien Queen: Morena Baccarin

The actress has also appeared in ''Firefly,'' ''The O.C.,'' and ''Stargate SG-1''

She's the face of the Visitors, as their beautiful — but seemingly evil — leader, Anna, on ABC's V. And she's a familiar face at that. Here's where you may have seen the actress before.

Firefly (2002-03)
For her first TV role, Baccarin played crew ambassador Inara, a high-class escort (or a ''registered companion'' in Firefly-speak), on the Joss Whedon-helmed series.

The O.C. (2006)
In the sudsy drama's third season, Baccarin's Maya Griffin helped Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher) cinch an all-important deal with the hospital board. But after just three episodes, Maya hightailed it to New York and Baccarin bounced out of The O.C.

Stargate SG-1 (2006-07)
Before playing leader to the Visitors, Baccarin was commanding the Ori warriors in a recurring role as cunning villain Adria — a genetically advanced human with the know-how of an Ori. Yet, sadly, no lizard tongue.

Originally posted Nov 13, 2009 Published in issue #1076 Nov 20, 2009 Order article reprints