Jessica Gower (born 1977 in Melbourne, Victoria, also credited as Jess Gower) is an Australian actress. Gower's first claim to fame was as a starstruck but confused fan in a 2001 television commercial for Telstra featuring John Farnham and Glenn Wheatley. However, she is best known to Australian and international audiences as the character Sam in the first season of the Network Ten drama The Secret Life of Us. She also appeared in the Foxtel series Crash Palace, the Seven Network's All Saints and the 2002 film Blurred. She starred in episode 5 of series 2 of Wilfred as the Swedish dog.