Like so many, I went through an addiction to Star Trek, the original series, hence referred to as 'TOS' for " T he O riginal S eries" as the franchise has so many spin-offs.
It was surprising, looking at Forums and other sites, how many former, highly attractive, TOS female actresses there were and I was suggested to document ones that may have had roles in DVDBeaver reviewed films. I started to research and the links were piling up. I've detailed a portion here, in alphabetical order so as not to discriminate, but as I know how deeply layered Trekkie fans can be - I'm certain that I don't have them all to everyone 's personal tastes.
I'm aware that there are a Vulcan, Klingon and Romulan female character worthy but absent. Please don't email me with some minutia to augment the article. It's been almost a month. I'm done. There are some fascinating commonalities of the below group, beyond the obvious, with t wo different Catwomans and a Batgirl! L'll Abner! Live Long and Prosper! She was born April 2nd, , in Toronto, Canada and while starting her acting career in theater went on to, extensively, do television; Mission: Impossible , Harry O , The Rockford Files and many others before and after appearing in TOS and also in a few films, in non-lead roles, like John Boorman's hard hitting Point Blank and the J.
Lee Thompson's, mids, shocker Happy Birthday to Me , portraying the mother. Although she was born in the United States, sophisticated and elegant Barbara Babcock - one of my favorites - spent a large part of her childhood in Tokyo, Japan. She had some film exposure as well - but was barely visible in the gritty late's western Heaven with a Gun with Glenn Ford and appeared in the popular TV horror film, from , Salem's Lot , directed by Tobe Hooper. She kinda had a Jill St. John thing going on. Slim and naturalistic Emily Banks born 23 January played the part of Yeoman Tonia Barrows in " Shore Leave ", the only real character that was sexually assaulted by Don Juan, no less.
She wouldn't have made the list until I saw the third picture above - an obvious fake spread widely on the web. I, then, noticed that she has multiple strong links to another TOS beauty on this very list. Banks got her start in when she was elected ' Miss Rheingold ', appearing in advertisements and promotions for Rheingold Beer.
Spock Leonard Nimoy. During the show, in attempting to escape, Mr. Spock uses his Vulcan telepathic ability to lure the naive Kelvan, Kelinda, closer to him, obtaining her control belt.
Bouchet's abundant beauty and frequent nudity in film developed a huge following for her work which included many Italian genre films like The Red Queen Kills Seven Times , Amuck with a vaunted lesbian love scene , the poliziotteschi Milano Calibro 9 , Lucio Fulci's Don't Torture a Duckling , and other works like Stoney , and the, James Bond spoof, Casino Royale where she took the role of Miss Moneypenny.
She appeared, semi-clothed, in two editions of Playboy magazine: the May issue using stills from In Harm's Way and the February layout entitled " The Girls of Casino Royale ". The, time-travel hindered, unrequited love of Jim Kirk, remains one of the best shows of the entire series. Trekkies love Edith Keeler. She was a ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as 'Batgirl' in the s television series Batman also playing her alter ego Barbara Gordon - the librarian daughter of Commissioner Gordon.
However, Trekkies love her for her desirous role as the green-skinned Orion, seductress, slave girl, Marta. She had a unique sexuality that 'Costume-Play' fans emulated for year. She also appeared as a contestant on the show The Dating Game and was in a number of feature films. She penned her biography From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond , in Yvonne Craig died in Los Angeles, on August 17th, , age German-Austrian, platinum blonde, model and chorus dancer Susan Denberg was featured as 'Playmate of the Month' for Playboy magazine's August issue.
However, her voice in the film was post-dubbed by Jane Hands, as Denberg's Austrian accent made her English difficult to comprehend. At the height of her fame, she attended parties thrown by Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra - at the latter, performing a poolside striptease to the hosts disapproval. She dated Sammy Davis, Jr. Sources cite her becoming disenchanted after indulging in the trappings of celebrity life; casual sex and abusing drugs partaking of marijuana and LSD daily and she spent ten days at a mental asylum in Klagenfurt, Carinthia after attempting suicide.
This followed a stint performing nude in clubs throughout Europe. After only a handful of acting roles Denberg returned home to Austria where she resides today, under her real name, Dietlinde Zechner. She isn't the most tragic story on this list - read on. X , Raw Deal , and Railroaded! Credited as Phyllis Douglas - she was one of the last surviving cast members of Gone with the Wind , in which she appeared, at the age of two, as Bonnie Blue Butler.
It should be noted that at the writing of this article Olivia de Havilland is still with us from Gone with the Wind and is turning in July, ! Phyllis also appeared in two episodes of TOS: " The Galileo Seven " Season 1 , episode 16 as Yeoman Mears who unusually leaps to the floor on her hands and knees - what was she planning in her, supposed, final minutes alive?
She had an uncredited role in the excellent Anthony Mann western Cimarron She died on May 12th, Her inclusion in the list is a testament to both her exceptional beauty and, debatably, the sexiest, and most revealing, costume in the show's 3 year history with a double sling, impressively, supporting her breasts while laying bare her attractive midriff and shoulders.
The tied-back hair, frequent for TOS beauties, left her elegant face, also unencumbered. Stunning indeed. Terry Ann Garr was born December 11, —known as Teri Garr — her maternal grandparents were Austrian, and her father was of Irish descent.
She almost exclusively played a, friendly, infectious, bubbly blonde with various quirky emotions. Her screen debut was as the love interest of Elvis Presley in the film, Girls!
Star Trek had not established its mini-skirt uniforms and the female crew's clothing was less than flattering. However, to give Captain Pike data on choosing a mate, one of the chief Talosians described Colt's attributes as having ' youth, strength, and unusually strong female drives ' - to her obvious embarrassment. Trekkies can only imagine the implications of that inference.
With her distinctively smooth voice and girl-next-door visage Mariette Hartley 's film career began with Sam Peckinpah's Ride the High Country , and notably she had a supporting role as Susan Clabon in Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie in In , she played Zarabeth in the Season 3 , 23rd TOS episode " All Our Yesterdays " where the Atavachron time machine stranded her in a past ice age, 5, years hence as a response to her being a 'political prisoner'.
It was one of the highest rated episodes of the series with Spock reverting to the ways of his barbaric Vulcan ancestors while falling for Zarabeth and threatening Dr.
McCoy with physical violence. Hartley appeared in several science fiction films, including the pilot for the post-apocalyptic TV film Genesis II , also a Gene Roddenberry production.
While censors disallowed showing her belly button in the TOS episode - in Genesis II she made up for it by showing her character possessed two belly buttons. Take that. Fulfilling roles of Irish, Italian, Greek or Hawaiian beauties, complete with the accents and dialects, Marianna Hill from Santa Barbara, California, of Spanish-German heritage, was an established television actress in the s and s. Trekkies may remember her as Dr.
Spock ever loved, Jill Ireland 's natural wholesome beauty shone on camera. Later they appeared together in five episodes of The Man From U. After divorcing him, in - a year later Ireland married Charles Bronson. They remained married until Ireland's death of Breast Cancer in When Blake Edwards remade the Peter Gunn television series as a feature film entitled Gunn in , Jackson was filmed in a nude scene that appeared only in the international version. However it was censored, and still not available, including the naked scene, in North America.
Still images of those nude scenes appeared in the August issue of Playboy magazine , in a pictorial entitled " Make Room For Sherry ". Gotta pick that up. She appeared in a number of the director's films: including Brewster McCloud , and The Player In her book, Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life , Kellerman recounts her life as an up-and-coming actress in the early 60s.
Perhaps her most remembered performance in film was as the high priestess Medea in Jason and the Argonauts In the show she casts an erotic spell on Kirk seducing him with her healing herbs. Nona hoped that the USS Enterprise Captain would be unable to refuse her anything once he recovered from his illness. The show's premise was intended as a loose allegory about America's involvement in the Vietnam War. Her film career was less advanced but I do recall her as as an uncredited prostitute in Richard Brooks' Elmer Gantry with Burt Lancaster.
On the Season 2 , 4th episode, Mirror, Mirror she played cunning Lieutenant Marlena Moreau who, in a parallel barbaric universe mirroring their previous reality, is know as the " Captain's Woman " who is able to use the devious 'Tantalus Field' weapon to silently eliminate political enemies.
This episode allowed the regular cast the opportunity to deviate form their usual characterizations and it became a huge fan favorite of the series. Upon returning to their own universe - we see a new transferred crew member - Lieutenant Marlena Moreau - still looking breathtaking with lustrous hair piled almost absurdly high on her head.
In the early 's, Luna was briefly married to actor Doug McClure and is still working today at age You GO, girl! She runs a website HERE.
Lee Ann Meriwether was the winner of the Miss America pageant, although she may be best known for her role as Betty Jones, Buddy Ebsen's secretary and daughter-in-law in the s crime drama Barnaby Jones. Others fondly recall her portrayal of Catwoman in the film version of Batman and a co-starring role in 30 TV episodes of The Time Tunnel. Trekkies recall her from the Season 3 , 17th episode entitled " That Which Survives " playing the station commander Losira, a redundant computer projection who is found guarding a deserted outpost and who can replicate herself and also kill with a mere touch.
Another of my favorites on this list. With piercing blue eyes, grace and imbuing the qualities of confidence, intelligence and sophistication, Diana Muldaur played physician roles in TOS as Dr. Ann Mullhall in Return to Tomorrow and as Dr. Not surprisingly she also played a third female McCoy as "Dr. She described immense respect and friendship for creator Gene Roddenberry stating, in , " He discovered me, in many ways, when I was a kid in Hollywood, and he put me in two different segments of the original Star Trek, which were a total joy to do.
I cannot tell you how inventive and how creative everybody was who worked on that show, from the actors, the makeup, the hair, the camera I will never forget it as long as I live ".
Unfortunately, not donning as 'revealing' a costume as most of the gals on the list while she was portraying the pregnant Capellan princess, Eleen, in the Season 2 , TOS episode " Friday's Child ".
In fact, to remove all sexual connotations, her, prudish, character insisted on only being touched by her husband!