Calling all Trekkies, it’s time to take a little walk down memory lane. Especially when it comes to all the woman of Star Trek, the core and heart of the show. We’ve complied a list of all the leading, reoccurring, and one-hit wonders of Star Trek.
B’Elanna Torres – Roxann Dawson
Let’s begin with the engineer B’Elanna Torres, a half Human/half-Klingon genius who appeared on all of the seven seasons of Star Trek: Voyager. While on the show, she even made her directorial debut! After Star Trek wrapped up, she appeared on a few TV shows but has since focused her sights on directing.
In fact, Dawson has directed episodes of Charmed, Lost, The Mentalist, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Most recently, she has helped produce shows such as Scandal, Crossing Jordan, and Cold Case.
Dr. Beverly Crusher – Gates McFadden
Any Trekkie will tell you that Dr. Beverly Crusher is a beloved character on the show! After appearing in the series and also the four subsequent films, Gates McFadden has been busy.
She’s appeared on films and TV shows but prominently she’s spent time teaching at universities like the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Harvard, Purdue, the Stella Academy in Hamburg, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Ensign Clancy – Anne Ramsay
Granted, Anne Ramsay’s role of Ensign Clancy lasted just two episodes, “Elementary, Dear Data” and “The Emissary”, but she left her mark. Although you may best recognize her for her role as Lisa Stemple on Mad About You – she even shares a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for the Best Ensemble in a Comedy series.
At 57, Ramsay had her last film role in 2014 with The Taking of Deborah Logan and she appeared in Hart of Dixie as Winifred Wilkes from 3013 to 2015.
Ensign Ro Laren – Michelle Forbes
In the final three seasons of Star Trek, Michelle Forbes AKA Ensign Ro Laren, quickly became a fan favorite. Actually there are numerous poles that claim her character is the “second strongest female character in the franchise”.
Since Star Trek, Forbes has appeared in various film and television roles, like 24, The Killing, True Blood, and her most recently The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
Guinan – Whoopi Goldberg
Just in case you forgot, we’re here to remind you that Whoopi Goldberg played the part of Guinan, an El-Aurian. Undoubtedly you know that after the show, Whoopi went on to became an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar Award, and Tony Award recipient.
Moreover, she’s also the second black woman in Academy Awards history to win an Oscar for acting. Currently, you can watch Goldberg on The View, a talk show. But we’re sure you already knew that.
Hoshi Sato – Linda Park
Not long after Linda Park graduated from Boston University, she scored the role of Hoshi Sato in the Star Trek franchise, particularly its fifth incarnation. Afterwards, she stuck around, working in television and in 2008, she became a series regular on Crash.
Currently she is the co-founder of Underground Asylum, a theater company. The 39 year old is also passionate about dance, in fact she said, “dancing has always been my second love”.
Janice Rand – Grace Lee Whitney
Yeoman Janice Rand was Captain James T. Kirk’s personal assistant who appeared in just eight of the first 13 episodes. Straight after, Rand was released from her contract. However once fans started asking for her at conventions, she reprised her role in the 70’s.
Rand appeared in over 100 television shows, sang in orchestras and bands, and wrote an autobiography. Sadly she passed away in 2015.
Kira Nerys – Nana Visitor
Next up is Kira Nerys, a former freedom fighter/terrorist from Bajor. Nana Visitor would win an OFTA Television Award for Best Actress in a Syndicated Series for this very role. Visitor is also known as Jean Ritter from the television series Wildfire.
The 60 year old’s last role was in 2011 on Grimm. Visitor has been in a relationship with Matthew Rimmer since 2003 and has two sons from her two previous marriages.
Lieutenant Uhura – Nichelle Nichols
Where do we even begin with the legendary Lieutenant Uhura? How about with the fact that Nichelle Nichols’s role of Lieutenant Uhura was groundbreaking in American society. Why? Because this was the first time that an African American female character appeared on American television and didn’t portray a servant. Once Nichols considered leaving the show however backed out when she was personally asked by the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. to stay.
After the show she appeared in film and TV, and even released two music albums. Most remarkably though, she was a part of a special NASA project helping to recruit minority and female personnel. We told you she was legendary.
Lt. Tasha Yar – Denise Crosby
In the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Denise Crosby played the part of Security Chief Tasha Yar. However in subsequent seasons, she portrayed Yar’s own daughter, a half-Romulan Commander Sela.
After Star Trek wrapped up, Crosby appeared in a string of film and TV roles. Plus she produced and starred in the film Trekkies.
Naomi Widlman – Scarlett Pomers
Before Scarlett Pomers starred in Star Trek, she appeared in “Heal the World”, Michael Jackson’s music video, at just three years old. Dancing with the King of Pop surely helped her acting career as well, as she appeared in various shows after this.
For her role as Naomi Widlman, Pomers earned the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series: Supporting Young Actress. Afterwards, landed the part of Kyra Hart in the TV series Reba and founded SCARLETT, her band.
Robin Lefler – Ashley Judd
Nowadays Ashley Judd is an award-winning actress with tons of accolades to her name. Moreover she is incredibly involved with global humanitarian efforts and political activism. At 49, Judd believes in always giving back. It’s kind of her motto.
However, we all have to start somewhere as Judd’s first acting gig was on Star Trek. Judd appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Darmok” and “The Game”, in 1991.
Vulcan Valeris – Kim Cattrall
Long before Kim Cattrall was sipping Cosmos as Samantha Jones in Sex and the City, she was getting mentored by Captain Spock. In fact, Vulcan Valeris was the first Vulcan to graduate the top of her class. Cattrall also helped design her character’s headband, suggested her hairstyle, and helped name the character!
The 61 year old English-Canadian actress is still at it, her latest role was in the HBO Canada series Sensitive Skin. For her role on Sensitive Skin, she was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role at the Canadian Screen Award.
Yeoman Martha Landon – Celeste Yarnall
Yeoman Martha Landon joined the USS Enterprise by order of Captain James T. Kirk, and the operations division security officer did not disappoint. Celeste Yarnall started her career in television before becoming a TV star.
While she is still active in Hollywood, her last role was in 2006 in Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. The 79 year old married Nazim Artist in 2010.
Majel Barrett – Lwaxana Troi
Now, Majel Barrett had two roles in the Star Trek franchise – first as Nurse Christine Chapel in the original Star Trek series, but her more iconic role was as Lwaxana Troi, the overbearing mother on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Moreover she was the second wife of Gene Roddenberry, the Star Trek creator, and is referred to as “the First Lady of Star Trek”. Sadly, she passed away in 2008 from leukemia.
Kirstie Alley – Lt. Saavik
During the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, Kirstie Alley portrayed Lt. Saavik the Vulcan/Romulan hybrid. After the film, Alley co-starred in the long-running series Cheers, and numerous others.
Although it’s really her film roles that cemented her fame, such as Look Who’s Talking, It Takes Two, For Richer or Poorer and Accidental Love.
Seven of Nine – Jeri Ryan
When Kes left Star Trek: Voyager, Seven of Nine replaced her. Playing a Borg on television really payed off as Ryan was nominated a Saturn Award four times and won in 2001. Ryan also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.
Ryan has some film roles since Star Trek, although when it comes to television, she is more prominent having recently appeared on Arrow and Bosch.
Lt. Saavik – Robin Curtis
For the films Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Robin Curtis replaced Kirstie Alley’s role as Lt. Saavik. Curtis did some film and television work, including stage and commercial.
However in 1999, she retired. Not much is known about her personal life since leaving the limelight, so one can only speculate. We’ll leave that up to you though.
Dr. Gillian Taylor – Catherine Hicks
Catherine Hicks’ work in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home as Dr. Gillian Taylor earned her a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Or maybe you recognize her as Annie Camden from the long-running TV series 7th Heaven? Let’s not forget her Emmy nominated performance as the great Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn: The Untold Story.
66 year old Hicks is still acting today. Her last film role was in 2016 on Honeymoon From Hell and she appeared in the 2015 documentary That Gal…Who Was In That Thing.
T’Pol – Jolene Blalock
42 year old actress and model Jolene Blalock is best known for her role as T’Pol, the Vulcan first officer, on Star Trek: Enterprise. Once Stark Trek finished, Blalock appeared as a guest-star in various television and film roles.
While working on Star Trek, Blalock proposed to her boyfriend Michael Rapino, the CEO of Live Nation. In 2003 in Negril, Jamaica, they exchanged vows and now have three children together.
Varel – Susanna Thompson
Leave it to Susanna Thompson to leave a lasting, yet controversial, appearance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. What for? Her character, Varel, was a participant in one of TV’s first ever same-sex kisses in the United States of America. Real controversial, eh?
Most recently Thompson starred as Moira Queen on Arrow and as Carolyn Preston on Timeless. Thompson also appeared on Legends of Tomorrow in 2017 as Wellenreiter’s A.I..
Kes – Jennifer Lien
From 1995 to 1997, Kes appeared on Star Trek: Voyager. She played an Ocampan, which is a species that only lives for 8 to 9 years – Kes joins the starship’s crew after it has been stranded 70,000 light-years from Earth.
However Jennifer Lien retired in 2002 and has been off the grid since. She is married to the writer and filmmaker Phil Hwang and together they have a son.
Martha Hackett – Seska
In Star Trek: Voyager, for 13 episodes, Martha Hackett played the part of Seska. From there she went on to star in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Never Been Kissed, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Hackett earned her A.B. cum laude from Harvard University/Radcliffe College and was also married to Tim Disney, with whom she has two children.
Lindsey Haun – Beatrice Burleigh
For two episodes in 1995, Lindsey Haun played the part of Beatrice Burleigh in Star Trek: Voyager. Haun is also a singer, although she is more known for her acting roles. Speaking of which, she is best recognized as Hadley from True Blood.
Furthermore Haun was nominated for a Young Artist Award for The Color of Friendship, a Disney Channel original movie. The 33 year old also appeared on Bones in 2017.
Sarah Silverman – Rain Robinson
Does Sarah Silverman really need any kind of introduction? Didn’t think so. Although we will mention that way back in 1996, Silverman had a guest appearances on Star Trek: Voyager for a special two part-time travel episode titled “Future’s End”.
The two time Primetime Emmy Award winner is the host of the Hulu talk show titled I Love You, America. Currently she is the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz in the film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
Kathryn Janeway – Kate Mulgrew
Captain Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager has long been a fan favorite! To date, Mulgrew has earned an Obie Award, and has also gone on to receive nominations for an Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award.
Currently the 62 year old is best recognized as Galina “Red” Reznikov from Orange Is the New Black. Although she has also appeared on American Dad!, and provided her voice for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Jadzia Dax – Terry Farrell
Whether you know Terry Farrell as the wonderful Jadzia Dax from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine or as Regina “Reggie” Kostas from Becker, the point is, you know her. Farrell would go on to appear in some films and television shows, however she took a break for some time.
As mentioned, Farrell took a 12 year break and only made her comeback in 2015. Nothing has been released yet as to what she has been working on, but she is open to new projects.
Rosalind Chao – Keiko O’Brien
Some may recognize Rosalind Chao as Klinger’s wife Soon-Lee Klinger from the hit TV series MASH, or maybe you know her best as Keiko O’Brien from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Her latest roles were in The OA and the film Tragedy Girls. At 60, Chao is still making strides in Hollywood – we can’t wait to see what she does next.
Chase Masterson – Leeta
Back in 1994 on General Hospital, Chase Masterson started her acting career. For the following five years, Masterson would portray Leeta, the Bajoran Dabo girl, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Since 2010, she has reprised her role – a role which has been voted one of “Ten Sexiest Aliens on TV”.
Masterson is more than an actress, she is also a singer and film producer. Moreover she is the co-founder of a non-profit organization, Pop Culture Hero Coalition, which is vocal about standing on the right side on all kinds of hate.
Dina Meyer – Donatra
49 year old Dina Meyer started her career on Beverly Hills, 90210 in a recurring role. Not long after, she landed the female lead role opposite Keanu Reeves in the Johnny Mnemonic.
Meyer has plenty of starring roles in films, such as Starship Troopers, Bats, D-Tox, and Star Trek: Nemesis. Her latest TV roles include NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Castle.
Persis Khambatta – Ilia
Indian model, actress, and author, Persis Khambatta, will always be remembered as Lieutenant Ilia from the 1979 film Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Khambatta was also the third Indian woman to have participated in the Miss Universe pageant. Sadly she died at age 49 in 1998 due to a heart attack.
Sherry Jackson – Andrea
Former child star Sherry Jackson had a guest appearances on the original Star Trek series. Now she might actually be best remembered as the older daughter Terry Williams on The Danny Thomas Show (also known as Make Room for Daddy during its first three seasons) from 1953–1958.
However her last on-screen role was way back in 1980, the same year she retired. Now at 75, Jackson is living life under the radar.
Yvonne Craig – Marta
Next up is the ballet dancer and actress, Yvonne Craig. Now, Craig may have starred in just one Star Trek episode known as “Whom Gods Destroy” but her role as a green-skinned Orion slave girl is long since remembered.
Craig is also easily recognized as Batgirl from the 60’s TV series Batman. Sadly in 2015 at age 78, she passed away from breast cancer.
Victoria Vetri – Isis
Victoria Vetri, or Angela Dorian, was born to Italian parents and used her exotic looks to score roles that required ethnic beauties. Verti would also pose for Playboy and in 1967, she became become Miss September. Later on, Vetri was honored as the 1968 Playmate of the Year.
Currently Verti is serving a nine year prison sentence for shooting her husband during an argument. She began her jail sentence in 2011.
Beth Toussaint – Ishara Yar
Firstly, Beth Toussaint was a model who appeared in music videos such as Bon Jovi’s “She Don’t Know Me” and Bob Seger’s “Like a Rock”. Then she landed roles in TV, like soap operas Dallas and Savannah, and most recently, she appeared on The Young and the Restless.
Since 1996, Toussaint has married to fellow actor Jack Coleman, with whom she has a daughter with. She’s also the oldest sister of the writer David Toussaint.
Sally Kellerman – Dr. Elizabeth Dehner
80 year old Sally Kellerman is a total jack of all trades, seeing as how she’s an actress, activist, author, producer, singer, and voice-over artist. Yup, told you she was impressive.
For about 60 years, Kellerman has been an actress who got her start in 1957. Currently she is on The Young and the Restless.
Zoe Saldana – Uhura
39 year old Zoe Saldana got her screen debut on Law & Order, in a single episode in 1999 – it didn’t take long for her career to sky rocket after. Currently she plays the part of Nyota Uhura in the reboot film Star Trek. And yes, she did meet with Nichelle Nichols in order to fully understand Uhura’s background.
Oh, you can also catch her on the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. She will reprise her role as Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War and also its “Untitled Sequel”, which are both set for release in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Noa Tishby – Amanda Cole
Israeli actress, producer, model, and singer Noa Tishby is up next. In 2004, she portrayed Amanda Cole in the episode “Harbinger” on Star Trek: Enterprise. Tishby’s latest role was in Dig in 2015.
The 42 year old is also a member of the AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), The Israeli Consulate Speakers Bureau, and the ILC (Israeli Leadership Council). Lastly she is also a member of the Summit Series, an organization dedicated to young entrepreneurs, additionally she is a member and mentor for Women In Film.
Barbara Bouchet – Kelinda
German-American actress and entrepreneur Barbara Bouchet currently lives and works in Italy. However we all know her from Star Trek and her 80 film and TV roles. The 73 year old was in the 2002 film Gangs of New York and the 2007 Bastardi.
She was actually born to the name Barbara Gutscher, but changed it to a more French sounding last name when she entered Hollywood. We suppose that makes sense? Many stars are changing their names to better suit their career.
Kathie Browne – Deela
Kathie Browne started her career in 1955 is and in 1968, she played the part of Deela in the episode titled “Wink of an Eye”. Now she would go on to have a long career in film and television.
Browne was also a breast cancer survivor however sadly in 2003 at the age of 72, she passed away. She passed due to natural causes though.
Venita Wolf – Yeoman Teresa Ross
In the 1967 episode “The Squire of Gothos”, Venita Wolf played the part of Yeoman Teresa Ross. After which she had some appearances in TV shows, worked as a model, and even won a few beauty contests.
Sadly in 2014, at age 69, she passed away. After battling multiple myeloma and dialysis for 13 years, Wolf died peacefully while at home. Her memory lives on.
Sabrina Scharf – Miramanee
From 1962-1963, Playboy bunny Sabrina Scharf appeared in an episode of Star Trek. By 1975, she had retired from acting and then became an anti-pollution activist. We’d say that’s admirable.
Since 1989, she has been working as an attorney. Scharf was married to TV writer Bob Schiller from 1969 until his untimely passing in 2017, they also have two kids together.
Nancy Kovack – Nona
Retired film and TV actress Nancy Kovack had quite the career from 1959–1976 – she appeared in Star Trek, Bewitched, and I Dream of Jeannie. Her career began in 1959 and she only retired in 1976.
Now the 82 year old is living a quiet life with her husband. In fact, her husband is the conductor Zubin Mehta, he worked for the New York Philharmonic and is currently the Music Director for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Marj Dusay – Kara
Marjorie Ellen Pivonka Mahoney (Marj Dusay) is known for starring soap operas, most famously as Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light. Dusay portrayed the alien Kara in the episode titled “Spock’s Brain” and still serves as a popular guest at various Star Trek fan conventions.
With an Daytime Emmy nomination and three Soap Opera Digest Award nominations to her name, Dusay retired in 2009. We hope she’s enjoying life with her husband and their two children.
Jill Ireland – Leila Kalomi
First of all, English actress and singer Jill Ireland has had a successful film career, having starred in 15 films alongside her second husband, Charles Bronson. Ireland and Bronson also have five children together, two of whom they adopted.
Sadly in 1990, Ireland passed away from breast cancer. The following year, actress Jill Clayburgh portrayed Ireland in a made-for-television film titled Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story, which told her story in her later years, which includes her fight with breast cancer.
Sharon Acker – Odona
Canadian actress and model Sharon Acker got her start in 1956 and retired in 1992. Back in 1969, Acker appeared on the Star Trek episode titled “The Mark of Gideon” as Odona.
Acker’s last film appearance was in 1981 while her last television appearance was on The Young and the Restless in 1992.
Susan Denberg – Magda Kovacs
Susan Denberg is the German-Austrian model and actress who was also the 1966 Playboy playmate. In the late 60’s, she had a brief acting career. Although it was during the 60’s that many false reports came out saying she had died, either accidentally or through suicide.
Nowadays Denberg goes by Dietlinde Scotti and resides in Vienna, Austria. Denberg has yet to officially say she is retired so you just never know what the 73 year old is up to.
Teri Hatcher – B.G. Robinson
There aren’t many people who don’t know who Teri Hatcher is! And rightly so. Hactcher is best known for her awesome roles as Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies, and as Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives.
Well in 1988, Hatcher appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation in a guest role as Lt. Robinson. Her most recent TV role was in 2017 on a reoccurring role on the series Supergirl.
Diana Muldaur – Numerous Roles
Yes, Dana Muldaur did have quite a few roles throughout Star Trek. Such as Ann Mulhall a 23rd Century Starfleet lieutenant, Katherine Pulaski who is a human from on the rescue team when Tholian is attacked, and also as Miranda Jones a blind telepathic, psychologist.
In 1993, she officially retired. Most impressively, Muldaur served on the board member of the Screen Actors Guild and was also the first woman to have served as president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. #girlpower
Winona Ryder – Amanda Grayson
When it comes to the 90’s, Winona Ryder is at the top of the list as one of the most successful and iconic actresses of that era. Ryder got her start in 1985 and earned a ton of accolades along the way.
While she took a short hiatus, her comeback was as Spock’s human mother Amanda Grayson in the film reboot. Since 2016, she has been portraying Joyce Byers in Stranger Things.
Jennifer Morrison – Winona Kirk
From one mama to another. Jennifer Morrison plays the mother of James T. Kirk in the 2009 film reboot Star Trek. Morrison is best known as Dr. Allison Cameron from House and as Emma Swan in Once Upon a Time.
Morrison is set to direct a modern fairytale anthology series which is called Fabled, and is being produced by Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit for Refinery29.
Rachel Nichols – Gaila
While attending Columbia University, Rachel Nichols kicked off her career as a model and by the 2000’s, she switched to acting. It didn’t take long for her land roles in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Alias, The Amityville Horror, and Criminal Minds to name a few.
Safe to say that Nichols has a healthy Hollywood career. Fun fact – when Nichols was cast in film reboot Star Trek, she didn’t know what role she was playing, it was kept a secret!
Freda Foh Shen – Kelvin Helmsman
Now Freda Foh Shen is a theatre, film, and television actress who appeared in hits like Dude, Where’s My Car?, was also the voice of Fa Li in Mulan, and she stars as Kelvin Helmsman in the 2009 film reboot Star Trek.
The 69 year old has had recurring roles in the following shows, as the character Mrs. Lee on Gideon’s Crossing, as Dr. Chao on Everwood, and also as Dr. Yolanda Perrin on Close to Home.
Susan Oliver – Vina
Actress, television director, and aviator Susan Oliver portrayed Vina in three episodes of Star Trek from 1966-1986. September 1949 is when she got her start in Hollywood.
Her last role was in 1988 in Freddy’s Nightmares where she played The Maid / Future Judy Miller. Sadly in 1990, she passed away from lung cancer when she just 58 years old.
Joan Collins – Edith Keeler
Puh-lease. As if Joan Collins needs any kind of introduction! In 1951, Collins quickly established her reputation as Hollywood royalty. In the original Star Trek series, Collins portrayed Edith Keeler in the episode titled “The City on the Edge of Forever”.
In 2015, Collins was also made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for all of her services to charity. Since the late 70’s, Collins has penned many books (such as beauty and autobiographical).
Abby Brammell – Persis
The 38 year old has held recurring roles on TV shows like Six Feet Under, The Shield, Push, Nevada, and Star Trek: Enterprise. Abby Brammell’s best known role was Ashton Kutcher in 2013 when she played Steve Job’s wife in the film Jobs.
Ada Maris – Captain Erika Hernandez
You’re looking at the Mexican-American actress who is best known for her starring roles in Nurses and The Brothers Garcia. In 2004, Ada Maris appeared in three episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise as the mighty Captain Erika Hernandez. Plus, since 1988, Maris has been married to fellow actor Tony Plana.
Angela Dohrmann – Ricky
During the early 90’s, Angela Dohrmann started her career as a VJ for the Canadian music video channel, MuchMusic. Then she really began her acting career, appearing in Seinfeld, Star Trek: Voyager, The Drew Carey Show, and Nash Bridges. Currently Dohrmann is a teacher of a comedy course at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.
Bahni Turpin – Ensign Swinn
This Midwest girl from Michigan went on to appear in TV shows like Crossroads, Malcolm X, and Cold Case. And you can’t forget about her two episodes in 1996 on Star Trek: Voyager as Ensign Swinn.
Ann Gillespie – Nurse Jabara
1981 may not mean much to you but it’s when Ann Gillespie started acting. Gillespie has appeared in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Currently she works as an Episcopal priest.
Barbara Babcock – Beta 5 Computer
There is no doubt that Barbara Babcock is best known for her portrayal of Grace Gardner on Hill Street Blues – a role that earned her an Emmy! Babcock is also recognized as Dorothy Jennings on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, a role she received an Emmy nomination for. The now 80 year old retired in 2004.
Melinda Clarke – Sarin
Many recognize Melinda Clarke as Faith Taylor from Days of Our Lives, the ultra manipulative Julie Cooper on The O.C., and also as the dominatrix Lady Heather from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Man, that’s quite the list. In 2001, she also appeared as Sarin in Star Trek: Enterprise. Her recent roles include The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, Vegas, and Gotham.
Camille Saviola – Kai Opaka
Before becoming an actress, Camille Saviola was a singer of the a rock band and later a disco band. For 25 years, she worked in theater, television, and films. Many of her supporting roles featured her as an Italian, Latino, or Jewish character.
Mary Mara – Sphere-Builder Presage
The 57 year old is best known for her recurring role as Inspector Bryn Carson on Nash Bridges and also the primetime dramas ER and Law & Order. In 2004, Mary Mara appeared in three episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise as Sphere-Builder Presage. 2014 on General Hospital is her last credited role.
Cathy DeBuono – M’Pella
First of all before Cathy DeBuono was an actress, she was a successful volleyball player who earned two gold medals at the 1991 United States Olympic Festival. After a serious knee injury, she became an actress. During the last three seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, she starred as M’Pella. Since 2011, DeBuono has had her own radio talk show.
Molly Brink – Lieutenant Talas
Now Molly Brink’s acting career in Hollywood is quite limited, but she still ends up on the list. Brink has gone on to appear in Star Trek: Enterprise, Hairshirt, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Deborah Lacey – Sarah Sisko
In the final season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Deborah Lacey appeared in a reoccurring role as Sarah Sisko, the mother of Benjamin Sisko. Although she is best recognized as Carla in Mad Men. Lacey has made several guest star appearances in The A-Team, Doogie Howser, M.D., Frasier, House, and Bones.
Joanna Cassidy – T’Les
You’re looking at the Golden Globe Award winner Joanna Cassidy who appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise as T’Les. At 72 year, she first started her career in 1965 and is still an actress now.
Cecily Adams – Ishka
She did it all! Acting, working as a casting director and lyricist. Cecily Adams was a jack of all trades. Her biggest success came from her work as a casting director, in fact, she was the casting director for the hit show That ’70s Show until she passed in 2004.
Golden Brooks – Alicia Travers
After a starring role in Linc’s, a comedy series, Golden Brooks was on the map. From 2000 to 2008, she also starred in the comedy series Girlfriends as the hilarious Maya Wilkes – a role that lead to two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nominations.
Kellie Waymire – Crewman Elizabeth Cutler
1994 is when Kellie Waymire started acting. Her first major role was on One Life to Live, a soap opera. She has appeared in primetime TV shows like The Practice, Judging Amy, The X-Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Yes Dear. One of her most high-profile roles was on Star Trek: Enterprise as Crewman Elizabeth Cutler. Sadly at age 36, Waymire passed away due to cardiac arrest.
Susan Diol – Dr. Danara Pel
With over 40 supporting roles to her name, the 55 year old has done pretty well for herself. Susan Diol has appeared in One Life to Live, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, NCIS, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Moreover, Diol is still acting now.
Scottie Thompson – Nero’s Wife
In the 2009 reboot of Star Trek, Scottie Thompson played Nero’s wife. Thompson has appeared in various TV shows such as NCIS, CSI: NY, and The Blacklist, Graceland.
Counselor Deanna Troi – Marina Sirtis
Fan favorite? That may be an understatement. Marina Sirtis’ portrayal of the half-human-half-Betazoid with an ability to read emotions, Counselor Deanna Troi, is long remembered. In fact, this is a role that she carried on to portray in the four feature films and various appearances in the franchise.
Alice Krige-The Borg Queen
Alice Krige made a lasting impression as the sexy yet sinister Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact. Some fans have even hailed her the greatest villain in Star Trek’s history. Alice continued to reprise her role in other Star Trek franchise spin-offs, including the Voyager series finale, “Endgame.” Her Trekky legacy also lived on as she provided the voice over for Star Trek: Armada II and the Borg Invasion 4-D short at the Star Trek: Experience attraction in Las Vegas. Alice has also appeared in other movies and shows like The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004), Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, Deadwood, and guest starred on Six Feet Under, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The 4400 and Dirty Sexy Money.
Alfre Woodard – Lily Stone
You may remember Alfre Woodard as Lily Stone in Star Trek: First Contact in 1996. Since then she has enjoyed a long and fruitful acting career, winning numerous awards, including a Golden Globe, an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Alfre has drawn critical praise for her roles in blockbusting movies like How to Make an American Quilt, Primal Fear, The Forgotten, 12 Years a Slave, Annabelle and for playing Betty Applewhite in the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives. She is also a political activist and producer.
Donna Murphy – Anji
Fans might recall Donna Murphy as Anji, a beautiful Ba’ku woman who appealed to Picard’s heart in the Star Trek: Insurrection in 1998. Since then the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress has starred in numerous hits, including playing Rosalie Octavius in Spider-Man 2 in 2004, Mother Gothel in the animated film Tangled in 2010, and a government secretaries in The Bourne Legacy (2012).
Iman – Martia
Zara Mohamed, known as Iman has forged a successful career as a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. Although she later became renowned as the partner of the rock legend David Bowie, Iman also infamously played a shape-shifting alien in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. After this she continued to act in hits like Out of Africa, No Way Out, The Linguini Incident, House Party 2 and Exit to Eden. She later focused more on her modeling, starring in shows like Project Runway, her philanthropic work and her pioneering cosmetics company for women of color.
Dr. Beverly Crusher – Gates McFadden
Gates McFadden has actually lead a double life, as both an incredible actress and a choreographer. She famously played Dr Beverley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation and four movies that followed on from the hit show. These include Star Trek Generations in 1994, Star Trek First Contact in 1996, Star Trek Insurrection in 1998 and Star Trek Nemesis in 2002. You may have also seen her in movies like The Hunt For Red October, Taking Care of Business, Party of Five, LA Law and The Cosby Show. She also has an alter ego, Cheryl McFadden the choreographer, and worked behind the scenes of Labyrinth, the Muppets Take Manhattan and Dream Child.
Guinan – Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg has enjoyed a star-studded career as a leading Hollywood actress, comedian, author and TV host. The multi-talented and award-winning actress really did make a memorable impression on Star Trek: The Next Generation, playing Guinan, an El-Aurian. She also starred in two spin-off Star Trek movies. Aside from her Trekky career, she is best known for her unforgettable roles in Ghost, Sister Act, The Color Purple, Made In America, Girl Interrupted and even lent her voice to the Lion King.
B’Elanna Torres – Roxann Dawson
Although Roxann Dawson started out as a small-time actress in the 80’s and 90’s, she really had her big break as the half-Klingon and half-human engineer, B’Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager. Roxann starred in the show for seven seasons and even made her directorial debut in it, before later directing Star Trek: Enterprise. This was only the start of her colorful career as an actress, producer, director and writer. Her acting credits include Baywatch, The Closer, The Untouchables and Roxann also directed episode of Charmed, Lots, Heroes and The O.C.
Naomi Widlman – Scarlett Pomers
Scarlett Pomers is both a US actress and a hit singer and songwriter. As a child actress, she starred in movies like The Baby-Sitters Club and Erin Brockovich and even appeared in Michael Jackson’s music video, “Heal the World”. Still, she really shot to sci-fi stardom as Naomi Wildman on Star Trek: Voyager, between 1998 and 2001 and even landed a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series: Supporting Young Actress.. Her other acting credits include playing Kyra Hart on the television series Reba from 2001–2007. She also focused on her blossoming singing career and released her debut EP, Insane in 2010. She now focuses more on voice-over work, her music and photography.
Molly O’Brien – Hana Hatae
As possibly the most adorable member of entire cast, Hana Hatae made her debut as a child star in Star Trek: The Next Generation. She landed a recurring role in the sci-fi franchise, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and in Star Trek: Renegades, the fan series. After the show, she took time out to pursue other passions, like the violin and life on the other side of the camera as a photography assistant.
Keiko O’Brien – Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao made a name for herself as Keiko O’Brien, a Japanese exo-botanist on Star Trek: Seep Space Nine, and Star Trek: The Next Generation too. After the show she continued to make her mark in MASH and the sequel AfterMASH. She also appeared in numerous shows like The West Wing, CSI, Law & Order and movies like Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Freaky Friday, Tragedy Girls and Megaville. Another fun fact about Rosalind is that she loves Disneyland, and even met her husband, a British actor Simon Templeman, while working there. They even had a fairy tale wedding at Disneyland too. Aw!
Opaka Sulan – Camille Saviola
Although she may be infamous for her cameo in Friends, as the woman who stubbornly argued with Rachel in the laundromat, Camille Saviola has also enjoyed an incredible acting career. She was renowned in the Trekkie community for her role as Kai Opaka in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. You may have also seen her in shows like Nip/Tuck, Entourage ER and Judging Amy too.
Barbara Babcock – Beta 5 Computer
Barbara Babcock made her Trekkie debut in 1967, playing a few characters in the original Star Trek series and lending her voice for the Beta 5 Computer. From there, she really made her mark in the world of acting, and was nominated for awards after appearing in over 100 episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. More recently, you may have spotted her in shows like Judging Amy, Frasier, and Chicago Hope.
Ann Mulhall – Diana Muldaur
Fans may not have realized, but Diana Muldur was one of the original cast members of Star Trek, appearing in 1968 as the Science Officer Dr. Ann Mulhall. In 1988 she later returned as Dr. Katherine Pulaski, appearing in 20 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Aside from her Trekkie persona, she has also been cast in various movies and shows like The Secret Storm, Hawaii 5-0, Run for Your Life, and The Invaders. Diana has also been nominated for awards for her roles in L.A. Law and Born Free.
Celeste Yarnall – Yeoman Martha Landon
In 1967, Celeste Yarnall landed the role of Yeoman Martha Landon in Star Trek: The Original Series, and she later graced the set in 2006 in Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. Celeste was famed for her model looks and acting talents, and even starred alongside Elvis Presley in 1968 movie, Live A Little, Love A Little. Her other acting credits include movies like The Nutty Professor, Driving Me Crazy and Born Yesterday and TV shows like Columbo and My Three Sons.
Gillian Taylor – Catherine Hicks
Trekkie fans may remember Catherine Hicks as Dr. Gillian Taylor in the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Catherine has also enjoyed an incredible movie, TV and stage career. She made some notable appearances in shows and movies like 7th Heaven, Ryan’s Hope, Child’s Play, Redwood Curtain and was even nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance as Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn: The Untold Story.
Anne Ramsay – Ensign Clancy
Anne Ramsay made her sci-fi debut in 1988 as Ensign Clancy in Star Trek: The Next Generation. That was only the start of her infamous contribution to the world of TV and movies. Her list of roles are extensive, including TV hits like The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Hart of Dixie, Dexter, Ghost Whisperer, and House. She has also landed role in hit movies like A League of Their Own, Off the Ledge, Wild About Harry, and Planet of the Apes.
Penny Johnson Jerald – Kasidy Yates
Fans may remember Penny Johnson Jerald as Kasidy Yates on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Her glittering career didn’t end there, as she continued to star on numerous hit shows like 24, Frasier, ER The Castle, The Orville and The Larry Sanders Show.
Kathryn Janeway – Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew is known more recently as Galina “Red” Reznikov in the iconic Netflix drama series Orange Is the New Black. Fans may not realize that Kate has enjoyed a long TV, film and theater career, spanning over 40 years, She made an impression as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager, before winning a Globe Award, Obie Award and Primetime Emmy nomination for her role in the hit show Ryan’s Hope. You may have also spotted her in shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Murder She Wrote as well.