Although born in Australia, flaxen vixen Peta Wilson was an Army brat who spent her childhood years in Papua, New Guinea. While coming of age in that appropriately exotic locale, Peta developed her killer body as a competitive athlete. She finally stormed Hollywood in 1997 as the USA Network's five-foot-ten, ferociously carnal La Femme Nikita. The series, based on the cult French film starring Anne Parillaud, follows druggie gang-banger Peta after she's recruited by the government and trained to be a creatively lethal assassin. After scorching TV screens for a few seasons, Peta absolutely ignited the berserk lipstick-lesbian thriller Mercy (1999). After exhibiting what ranks as one of the finest asses ever photographed in a sick--but insanely arousing--scene where she prostitutes herself by pretending to get shot in the head, kink-fueled Peta literally hurls her body at detective Ellen Barkin and sets off a series of Sapphic encounters that show absolutely no Mercy when it comes to heat.