Poppy Montgomery Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue (born June 19, 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian actress.
She chose her mother's maiden name, Montgomery, as her stage name. She left Australia at 16 to be with her then-boyfriend. They broke up, and she arrived in Hollywood at 18 carrying a copy of How to Make It In Hollywood.
She currently stars in the American television series Without a Trace. Montgomery was the "cover girl" for the May 2005 Stuff, which labeled her "TV's Hottest Cop." She has also appeared in Maxim, FHM and posed nude in the art magazine Black+White.
Montgomery was praised for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the 2001 CBS mini-series Blonde, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates.