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Name: Hudson Leick
Character Name: Callisto
Birth Date: May 9th 1969
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Marital Status: Single


Heidi Hudson Leick (pronounced "LIKE") is a big favourite with Xena fans. Hudson grew up in New York and worked as a model before turning to acting. Hudson`s previous roles had mainly been in TV such as Touched by an Angel, before she was cast as the psychotic Callisto.

Hudson has also appeared in Hercules both as Callisto and also as Hercules and Xena producer Liz Friedman in the hilarious Hercules episodes that feature the production team at Renaissance Pictures.

Hudson has appeared in a number of small films but has returned again and again to appear in Hercules and Xena episodes. She lives in Los Angeles.

Character Description

Callisto was created by writer RJ Stewart for the episode of the same name. She lived in the village of Cirra that was attacked by Xena`s army when she was a child. Due to some unusual circumstance, Xena`s soldiers burnt the village down, killing Callisto`s family - either her mother and sister or her parents, it changed!
She hates Xena with a vengeance as Xena ruined her life. However, Callisto is a total loon! She became immortal in the HERCULES episode, , and became a god in A Necessary Evil, although she ended the episode encased in lava. To show you can't keep a good baddie down, Callisto returned several more times to thwart Xena, but was killed by Xena in Sacrifice 2. However, this was not the end for Callisto, her return in S4's Ides of March resulted in the cricifixions of Xena and Gabrielle. Saved from eternal suffering by Xena in Fallen Angel, Callisto ended up a perfect angel! Very wierd! She has the unique distinction of being the "father" of Xena's baby Eve!...its complicated...


Return of Callisto
Intimate Stranger
Ten Little Warlords
A Necessary Evil
Maternal Instincts
The Bitter Suite
Sacrifice 1
Sacrifice 2
The Ides of March
Fallen Angel
Seeds of Faith


  • Cold Heart (2001)
  • Blood Type (1999) .... Tiffanie
  • Dangerous Cargo (1999) .... Carla
  • Chill Factor (1999) .... Vaughn
  • Denial (1998) .... Deborah
  • After the Game (1997) .... Grace
  • Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996) (TV) .... Shayna Loring
  • Knight Rider 2010 (1994) (TV) .... Hannah
  • Sexual Considerations (1991) (TV)

TV Appearances

  • "Safe Harbor" (1999) playing "Delores" in episode: "One More Time: The Great Escape" (episode # 1.1) 9/20/1999
  • "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) playing "Liz Friedman" in episode: "For Those of You Just Joining Us..." (episode # 5.9) 1/4/1999
  • "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) playing "Liz Friedman" in episode: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules" (episode # 4.15) 2/23/1998
  • "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) playing "Callisto" in episode: "Armageddon Now: Part 2" (episode # 4.14) 2/16/1998
  • "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) playing "Callisto" in episode: "Armageddon Now: Part 1" (episode # 4.13) 2/9/1998
  • "7th Heaven" (1996) playing "Ms. Hunter" in episode: "Homecoming" (episode # 2.15) 2/9/1998
  • "Touched by an Angel" (1994) playing "Celeste" in episode: "Labor of Love" (episode # 3.22) 3/9/1997
  • "Touched by an Angel" (1994) playing "Celeste" in episode: "Angel of Death" (episode # 3.18) 2/9/1997
  • "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) playing "Callisto" in episode: "Surprise" (episode # 3.12) 2/3/1997
  • "Melrose Place" (1992) TV Series .... Shelley Hanson (1995)
  • "University Hospital" (1994) TV Series .... Tracy Stone
  • "Law & Order" (1990) playing "Kathy Rogers" in episode: "Black Tie" (episode # 4.5) 10/20/1993



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