For the past 50 years, the Star Trek franchise has captured audiences imaginations on both the big and small screen, with six TV series and a dozen feature films, as well as some upcoming projects in the pipeline. During that half-century, Star Trek has managed to accrue quite the ensemble of guest stars, playing everyone from alien races from far-off worlds to people from Earth’s past and present. We’ve previously looked at some of the great actors who have popped up, so here’s a rundown of 35 actresses that are forever part of Star Trek history.
Having had recurring roles in several TV staples like True Blood and Homicide: Life on the Street, Forbes is also known for playing Ensign Ro Loren in Star Trek: The Next Generation, a part she got after impressing producers with a one-off performance as the character Dara earlier in the show’s run.
The now-famous Judd got her start in front of the camera as Ensign Robin Lefler in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s fifth season. While she’s since made it to Hollywood’s A-List as an actress, she comes from a famous family, with both her mother and step-sister singing vocals in the country supergroup The Judds.