|Date of Birth:||May 9, 1958|
|Date of Death:||June 21, 2009|
|Age at Death:||51|
Lorena Gale (9 May 1958—21 June 2009) was an award-winning Canadiana actress, director, and writer.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Gale had been active in stage, movie, and television acting since the 1980s. Gale was a wife, mother and author of two award-winning plays, Angélique and Je me souviens.
Gale had acted in several A-list movies, including Fantastic Four, The Chronicles of Riddick, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. She has also appeared on the small screen in the series Smallville, as well as Battlestar Galactica as the priestess, Elosha.
Concerning her role in Battlestar Galactica, Gale had said that she most enjoyed the woman-to-woman scenes with Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin). Also, she herself (not her character) felt sorry for the Cylons because they want so desperately to belong to something. She believes that there is no such thing as "artificial intelligence", just "intelligence". She enjoys watching the show as a fan. (Podcast)
Gale passed away on June 21, 2009 after losing her battle with stomach cancer.
"Canadian Society has become too multiracial that racism, true systemic and institutionalized racism, is constantly being challenged. I have always believed that Canada has the potential to be a Utopian Society. Sadly, we are too influenced by our American cousins." --Gale 
- Lorena Gale interview at GALACTICA.TV including audio
- Podcast conversation with Lorena Gale on Sci-Fi Talk (about 24 minutes, BSG talk near the beginning, no spoilers)
- Lorena Gale, Angélique (1999)