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Persis Khambatta (1948–1998)


Persis Khambatta was born on October 2, 1948 in Bombay, India. At age 17, as Femina Miss India, she entered Miss Universe 1965, dressed in off-the-rack clothes she bought at the last minute. Khambatta became a model for companies such as Revlon. Her biggest acting break was getting the role of Lieutenant Ilia, the bald Deltan alien in Star Trek: ... See full bio »

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 1998 Not a Nice Man to Know (TV Series)
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 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Chairperson
- Pilot (1993) ... Chairperson
 1988 Deadly Intent (Video)
Francesca Slate
 1988 Phoenix the Warrior
Cobalt
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Shandra
- A Blinding Fear (1987) ... Shandra
 1987 Jazira (Video)
 1986 Shingora (TV Movie)
 1986 MacGyver (TV Series)
Zia
- To Be a Man (1986) ... Zia
 1986 Hunter (TV Series)
Dhari Ziad
- 62 Hrs. of Terror (1986) ... Dhari Ziad
 1985 First Strike
Sylvia Kruger
 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette (uncredited)
 1983 Casablanca (TV Series)
Muslim Woman
- Divorce Casablanca Style (1983) ... Muslim Woman
 1982 Megaforce
Major Zara
 1977 The Man with the Power (TV Movie)
Princess Siri
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Mrs. Bandanai
 1975 The Wilby Conspiracy
Persis Ray
 1968 Bambai Raat Ki Bahon Mein
Lily / Leela (as Persis Khambata)
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Other Works:

Release of her book "Pride of India" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Persis Khambata

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

She was temporarily blinded during the scene in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) which Lieutenant Ilia was taken by V'Ger, a scene which required her to keep her eyes wide open while being bombarded by intense light. This resulted in a form of flash blindness from which she soon recovered. See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky voice

Nickname:

Femina Miss India

Star Sign:

Libra

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