Underrated Star Trek TOS Actresses

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Karen Steele
Actress, Marty
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 first film in 1952...
“ as Eve McHuron ” - auroraTerra
 
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Marianna Hill
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 accents and dialects...
“ as Dr. Helen Noel ” - auroraTerra
 
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Jill Ireland
Actress, Death Wish II
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 episode, This Side of Paradise) and for her many supporting roles in the movies of Charles Bronson, her second husband. She is also known for her battle with breast cancer...
“ as Lelia Kalomi ” - auroraTerra
 
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Kathie Browne
Actress, Hondo
Kathie Browne, a very busy TV actress of the 1960s and '70s, 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...
“ as Deela ” - auroraTerra
 
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Jane Wyatt
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 Barnard College...
“ as Amanda Greyson ” - auroraTerra
 
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Leslie Parrish
She started as a model, and in 1955 became an actress. She acted under her birth name, Marjorie Helen, 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 involved in social causes such as the Vietnam war...
“ as Lt. Carolyn Palamas ” - auroraTerra
 
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Sherry Jackson
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 discovered by a talent agent while she and her mother were waiting for a bus...
“ as Andrea ” - auroraTerra
 
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Julie Newmar
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 classical ballet...
“ as Eleen ” - auroraTerra
 
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Valora Noland
Actress, The War Wagon
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 for one and one-half years until a talent scout introduced her to her first agent...
“ as Daras ” - auroraTerra
 
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Angelique Pettyjohn
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 low-budget The Love Rebellion...
“ as Shahna ” - auroraTerra
 
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Louise Sorel
Actress, Santa Barbara
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 the manipulative Vivian Alamain in March 1992...
“ as Rayna Kapec ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Edith Keeler ” - auroraTerra
 
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Diana Muldaur
Actress, The Other
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 discussed character in the nineties...
“ as Dr. Ann Muhall & Dr. Miranda Jones ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Losira ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Elaan ” - auroraTerra
 
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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 fame after toiling nearly a decade and a half in the business...
“ as Dr. Elizabeth Dehner ” - auroraTerra
 
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Barbara Bouchet
Stunningly beautiful and charismatic blonde actress Barbara Bouchet was born Barbara Goutscher on August 15th, 1943 in Reichenburg, Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. Her family was forced to leave the country when Barbara was a little girl and settled in San Francisco, Califoria. Bouchet attended Galileo High School...
“ as Kelinda ” - auroraTerra
 
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Arlene Martel
Arlene Martel is well-known to Star Trek fans as Spock's Vulcan bride, T'Pring, in the episode, Amok Time. 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 living conditions, he personally underwrote her attendance at an upper-crust boarding school in Connecticut...
“ as T'Pring ” - auroraTerra
 
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Teri Garr
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 descent...
“ as Roberta Lincoln ” - auroraTerra
 
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Mariette Hartley
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 home is what drove her to the theatre...
“ as Zarabeth ” - auroraTerra
 
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BarBara Luna
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 Ngana...
“ as Lt. Marlena Moreau ” - auroraTerra
 
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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 ” - auroraTerra
 
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Yvonne Craig
Actress, Batman
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 moved to Los Angeles hoping to continue her dancing...
“ as Marta ” - auroraTerra
 
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Susan Oliver
Actress, Peyton Place
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 nevertheless left a fine legacy of work on stage, film and TV...
 
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“ as Alice In Wonderland ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Nancy Crater ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Yeoman Tonia Barrows ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Lenore Karidian ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Ruth ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Yeoman Mears ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Yeoman Teresa Ross ” - auroraTerra
 
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Joan Marshall
Actress, Bold Venture
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 and 1950s...
“ as Lt. Areel Shaw ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Yeoman Tamura ” - auroraTerra
 
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Madlyn Rhue
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 she found herself guest starring on such series as Rawhide...
“ as Lt. Maria McGivers ” - auroraTerra
 
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Barbara Baldavin
Casting Department, Dynasty
“ as Angela ” - auroraTerra
 
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Pilar Seurat
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 part for an Asian woman needed to be filled...
“ as Sybo ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Dr. Janet Wallace ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Kara ” - auroraTerra
 
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Joanne Linville
Actress, James Dean
Joanne Linville made her mark on television from the 1950s-'80s, appearing in such respected anthology series as Studio One in Hollywood, Kraft Theatre and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, among others. While her film work consisted mainly of smaller character roles and she never had regular parts on television, she guest-starred on numerous shows over her career...
“ as Romulan Commander ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Miramanee ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Sylvia ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Lt. Mira Romaine ” - auroraTerra
 
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Charlene Polite
Actress, Memory of Us
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 Francisco...
“ as Vanna ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Dr. Janice Lester ” - auroraTerra
 
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Susan Howard
Actress, Dallas
Susan Howard, best known for her eight years as Donna Krebbs in the prime-time soap opera, Dallas 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 grew up and looked in a mirror and saw that my daddy had sort of colored the truth...
“ as Mara ” - auroraTerra
 
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“ as Droxine ” - auroraTerra