Underrated Star Trek TOS Actresses

by auroraTerra | created - 31 Aug 2012 | updated - 18 Feb 2014 | Public

1. Karen Steele

Actress | Star Trek

Karen Steele was born on March 20, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii. A former cover girl and model, she was one of the most strikingly beautiful actresses to ever work in film and television. She went to the University of Hawaii and to Rollins College in Florida before gracing our film screens with her ...

as Eve McHuron

2. Marianna Hill

Actress | High Plains Drifter

A familiar character actress, Mariana Hill was the daughter of a building contractor, who moved his family around. In addition to living in her native Southern California, Hill has lived in Canada, Spain and Great Britain. As a result, she learned and became quite accomplished in doing different ...

as Dr. Helen Noel

3. Jill Ireland

Actress | Hard Times

Jill Ireland was an Anglo-American actress best-known for her appearance as "Leila Kalomi", the only woman Mr. Spock ever loved (in the Star Trek (1966) episode, Star Trek: This Side of Paradise (1967)) and for her many supporting roles in the movies of Charles Bronson, her second husband. She is ...

as Lelia Kalomi

4. Kathie Browne

Actress | Star Trek

Kathie Browne was born Jacqueline Katherine Browne in San Luis Obispo, California on September 19, 1930. She got her break in TV after appearing in a Los Angeles production of Tennessee Williams's play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958), making her debut in 1957 in the Western TV series, The Gray Ghost...

as Deela

5. Jane Wyatt

Actress | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Born in Campgaw, New Jersey, Jane Waddington Wyatt came from a New York family of social distinction (her father was a Wall Street investment banker and her mother was a drama critic). Jane was raised from the age of three months in New York City and attended the fashionable Chapin School and later...

as Amanda Greyson

6. Leslie Parrish

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

She started as a model, and in 1955 became an actress. She acted under her birth name, Marjorie Hellen, until 1959. Afterwards she was known as Leslie Parrish. She appeared in more than 100 TV shows. She is known as one of the first women producers. She's always had a passion for music. She was ...

as Lt. Carolyn Palamas

7. Sherry Jackson

Actress | Star Trek

Gorgeous, mouth-watering, chestnut-maned Sherry Jackson began her promising career as a pleasant-looking child actress. She and brother Robert were the stepchildren of television writer/director/actor Montgomery Pittman, who died of cancer in 1962. There's a rumor that Idaho-born Sherry was ...

as Andrea

8. Julie Newmar

Actress | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Julia Chalene Newmeyer (Chalane was her mother's maiden name) was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother was a star of the Follies of 1920. From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and ...

as Eleen

9. Valora Noland

Actress | Star Trek

Valora Noland was born Valor Baum in Seattle, Washington, Dec. 8, 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor. Her parents moved to Santa Cruz, California, in 1943, and that is where she grew up. Following graduation from Santa Cruz High School, Valora attended the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts ...

as Daras

10. Angelique Pettyjohn

Actress | The Wizard of Speed and Time

Born Dorothy Lee Perrins in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1943, Angelique Pettyjohn began modeling at a very young age. She also took advantage of her living in the locus of "American Dreams" by studying acting. Pettyjohn made her movie debut at age 21, under the name "Angelique", in the ...

as Shahna

11. Louise Sorel

Actress | Days of Our Lives

A flashy, aggressive villainess and eternally hopeless meddler on a number of soaps, Louise Sorel has given her opulent, show-stopping characters major doses of humor and grit that have allowed her to become one of daytime's more popular figures for over two decades. She joined Days of Our Lives (...

as Rayna Kapec

12. Joan Collins

Actress | Dynasty

Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England as Joan Henrietta Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Dynasty (1981), Empire of the Ants (1977) and Land of the Pharaohs (1955). She has been married to Percy Gibson since February 17, 2002. She was previously ...

as Edith Keeler

13. Diana Muldaur

Actress | L.A. Law

Diana Muldaur is known for L.A. Law, Star Trek: The Next Generation, McCloud, Born Free, The Other and McQ. In the eighties, Diana became the president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the academy handing out the Emmy awards). Diana's L.A. Law character, Rosalind Shays, was a widely ...

as Dr. Ann Muhall & Dr. Miranda Jones

14. Lee Meriwether

Actress | Batman: The Movie

Today, sexy Lee Mereiwether is best remembered for her roles in a few science fiction/fantasy cult productions made between 1966 and 1969. Batman: The Movie (1966), Star Trek (1966), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Land of the Giants (1968).

Firstly Batman: The Movie (1966), in which she played both evil...

as Losira

15. France Nuyen

Actress | Battle for the Planet of the Apes

France Nuyen was born on July 31, 1939 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as France Nguyen Vannga. She is an actress, known for Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), South Pacific (1958) and The Joy Luck Club (1993). She was previously married to Robert Culp and Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell.

as Elaan

16. Sally Kellerman

Actress | MASH

Sally Kellerman arrived quite young on the late 1950s film and TV scene with a fresh and distinctively weird, misfit presence. It is this same uniqueness that continues to makes her such an attractively offbeat performer today. The willowy, swan-necked, flaxen-haired actress shot to film comedy ...

as Dr. Elizabeth Dehner

17. Barbara Bouchet

Actress | Gangs of New York

Stunningly beautiful and charismatic blonde actress Barbara Bouchet was born Barbara Goutscher on August 15th, 1943 in Reichenberg, Sudetenland [then Germany]. Her family was forced to leave the country when Barbara was a little girl and settled in San Francisco, Califoria. Bouchet attended Galileo...

as Kelinda

18. Arlene Martel

Actress | Star Trek

Arlene Martel is well-known to Star Trek (1966) fans as Spock's Vulcan bride, T'Pring, in the episode, Star Trek: Amok Time (1967). Born Arlene Greta Sax on April 14, 1936 in New York City, she spent her early years in one of the poorest slums in the Bronx. When her mother's boss saw her poor ...

as T'Pring

19. Teri Garr

Actress | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, the daughter of Eddie Garr (born Edward Leo Gonnoud), a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr (née Emma Schmotzer), a dancer. Her maternal grandparents were Austrian, and her father was of Irish ...

as Roberta Lincoln

20. Mariette Hartley

Actress | The Incredible Hulk

Mariette Hartley was born Mary Loretta, a name she dislikes, in Weston, Connecticut. She was raised in accordance with the principles espoused by her behavioral psychologist grandfather, John B. Watson, who believed that children should never be held or cuddled. She says that the lack of warmth at ...

as Zarabeth

21. BarBara Luna

Actress | One Life to Live

Barbara Ann Luna was born on March 2, 1939 in Manhattan and virtually grew up on Broadway. Her Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese and Filipino background has led her to portray a variety of roles. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II cast her in the Broadway hit musical "South Pacific", as...

as Lt. Marlena Moreau

22. Kim Darby

Actress | True Grit

The child of professional dancers, Kim Darby began her career studying dance with her father, as well as Nico Charisse. At fourteen, she was granted special admission to Tony Barr's acting workshop at Desilu Studios on the Paramount Pictures lot. He wrote later that it was her remarkable openness, ...

as Miri

23. Yvonne Craig

Actress | Batgirl

Yvonne Joyce Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She ...

as Marta

24. Susan Oliver

Actress | Star Trek

A fascinating aura of mystery seemed to surround the characters portrayed by blue-eyed blonde actress Susan Oliver, whose trademark high cheekbones, rosebud lips and heart-shaped face kept audiences intrigued for nearly three decades. While her career didn't play out as well as it should have, she ...

25. Marcia Brown

Actress | Star Trek

Marcia Brown is an actress, known for Star Trek (1966).

as Alice In Wonderland

26. Jeanne Bal

Actress | Star Trek

Jeanne Bal was born on May 3, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), Perry Mason (1957) and I Spy (1965). She was married to Edward Richard Lee and Ross Bowman. She died on April 30, 1996 in Sherman Oaks, California.

as Nancy Crater

27. Emily Banks

Actress | Star Trek

Emily Banks was born on January 23, 1933 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Highway to Heaven (1984).

as Yeoman Tonia Barrows

28. Barbara Anderson

Actress | Ironside

Barbara Anderson was born on November 27, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Barbara Jeanne Anderson. She is an actress, known for Ironside (1967), Star Trek (1966) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She has been married to Don Burnett since June 15, 1971.

as Lenore Karidian

29. Shirley Bonne

Actress | My Sister Eileen

Shirley Bonne was born on May 22, 1934 in Inglewood, California, USA as Shirley Mae Tanner. She is an actress, known for My Sister Eileen (1960), The Bob Cummings Show (1955) and Star Trek (1966).

as Ruth

30. Phyllis Douglas

Actress | Star Trek

Phyllis Douglas was born on July 24, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Phyllis Callow. She was an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), Canon City (1948) and Batman (1966). She was married to Robert B. Boyce and Macgregor Douglas. She died on May 12, 2010 in Palm Springs, California.

as Yeoman Mears

31. Venita Wolf

Actress | Star Trek

Venita Wolf was born on September 1, 1945 in the USA. She was an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Catalina Caper (1967). She died on November 22, 2014 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA.

as Yeoman Teresa Ross

32. Joan Marshall

Actress | Star Trek

Born on June 9, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, Joan Marshall attended St. Clement's School. Looking far more mature than her age would indicate, when she was just 14 years old she auditioned for, and was hired, as a showgirl at Chicago's Chez Paree, one of the country's foremost nightclubs in the 1940s...

as Lt. Areel Shaw

33. Miko Mayama

Actress | Star Trek

Miko Mayama was born on August 15, 1939 in the USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), That Man Bolt (1973) and Mannix (1967).

as Yeoman Tamura

34. Madlyn Rhue

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

American character actress Madlyn Rhue was one of television's most prolific actresses and has starred in everything from sitcoms to soap operas to drama series and films for nearly 40 years. Her beautiful looks, black/dark brown hair and hazel eyes got her the attention of television producers and...

as Lt. Maria McGivers

35. Barbara Baldavin

Actress | Star Trek

Barbara Baldavin was born on October 18, 1938 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA as Barbara J. Baldovin. She is known for her work on Star Trek (1966), Mannix (1967) and Skeeter (1993). She is married to Joseph D'Agosta.

as Angela

36. Pilar Seurat

Actress | The Young Savages

Born Rita Hernandez in Manila, Philippines, Pilar Seurat moved to Los Angeles in her childhood and started out as a dancer in Ken Murray's "Blackouts" troupe. In the late 1950s she started her acting career in several guest TV appearances, and was often considered at the top of the list whenever a ...

as Sybo

37. Sarah Marshall

Actress | Dave

Sarah Marshall was born on May 25, 1933 in London, England as Sarah Lynne Marshall. She was an actress, known for Dave (1993), The Long, Hot Summer (1958) and Star Trek (1966). She was married to Karl Held and Mel Bourne. She died on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

as Dr. Janet Wallace

38. Tanya Lemani

Actress | Star Trek

Tanya Lemani was born on March 17, 1945 in Iran as Tanya Soleimani. She is an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), Get Smart (1965) and Big Daddy (1969).

as Kara

39. Joanne Linville

Actress | Star Trek

Joanne Linville made her mark on television from the 1950s-'80s, appearing in such respected anthology series as Studio One in Hollywood (1948), Kraft Theatre (1947) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), among others. While her film work consisted mainly of smaller character roles and she never had...

as Romulan Commander

40. Sabrina Scharf

Actress | Star Trek

Sabrina Scharf was born on October 17, 1943 in Delphos, Ohio, USA as Sandra Mae Trentman. She is an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), Easy Rider (1969) and Hells Angels on Wheels (1967). She was previously married to Bob Schiller.

as Miramanee

41. Bonnie Beecher

Actress | Burke's Law

Bonnie Beecher was born on April 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Bonnie Jean Boettcher. She is an actress, known for Burke's Law (1963), Star Trek (1966) and The Twilight Zone (1959). She has been married to Hugh Romney since 1965. They have one child.

as Sylvia

42. Jan Shutan

Actress | Star Trek

Jan Shutan was born on November 5, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), Arrest and Trial (1963) and The Outer Limits (1963). She has been married to David Levinson since December 24, 1980.

as Lt. Mira Romaine

43. Charlene Polite

Actress | Star Trek

Born in Ohio, Charlene graduated from Youngstown University, in the mid-1960s, where she married her first husband, poet Frank Polite. Following graduation, she acted in regional theater, including the Pittsburgh (PA) Playhouse, where she had a post-graduate scholarship. Later, she moved to San ...

as Vanna

44. Sandra Smith

Actress | Star Trek

Sandra Smith was born on June 27, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), The Wild Wild West (1965) and The Interns (1970).

as Dr. Janice Lester

45. Susan Howard

Actress | Dallas

Susan Howard, best known for her eight years as Donna Krebbs in the prime-time soap opera, Dallas (1978) was born Jeri Lynn Mooney in Marshall, Texas. "I grew up with my father telling me that I was talented and beautiful and wonderful. I respected and loved my father, so I believed him - until I ...

as Mara

46. Diana Ewing

Actress | Star Trek

Diana Ewing was born on January 4, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), The Way We Were (1973) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She was previously married to Charles Shyer.

as Droxine