The Iconic Star Trek Actresses We Will Never Forget

By Rick Gonzales | Published

Most Beautiful Star Trek Actresses of All-Time

There is one reason and one reason only that the Star Trek franchise is filled with so many beautiful women and that would be because of its creator, Gene Roddenberry. He made it well known right from the start of the Original Series that whether they were principal cast members, guest stars, or even background players, they would all be beautiful.

Since that time, each series in the franchise and each film has followed that edict. There are countless beautiful women who have graced the small and big screen in a Star Trek project, and we have found the 10 most beautiful. Here they are.

Rekha Sharma as Commander Ellen Landry

Rekha Sharma played a pivotal role as security officer Ellen Landry in Star Trek: Discovery season 1. Unfortunately, her character hitched her wagon to the show’s villain, and by the end of that first season, she was dead. Dead or not, Sharma left an indelible impression on Star Trek fans just as she did on Battlestar Galactica with her role on that show.

Nicole de Boer as Ezri Dax

Nicole de Boer was given the impossible task of replacing Terry Farrell as Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the show’s final season. She pulled it off by creating her own version of the character, Ezri Dax. Ezri was the polar opposite of Jadzia Dax. Cute, small, and not all that into Klingons, she left a mark on the Star Trek universe in only one season.

Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher

Captain Picard’s Chief Medical Officer didn’t get the respect she deserved at first. Gates McFadden, who played the character, was fired from the show and replaced by someone else for one season. Fans wouldn’t stand for it, and there was such a huge outcry she was eventually brought back. And Star Trek: The Next Generation was better for it.

Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Rand

Grace Lee Whitney was one of the original cast members of The Original Series and as Janice Rand, she was to be Captain Kirk’s (William Shatner) confidante. But it was determined that because of her looks that audiences might start to pair them up and Roddenberry didn’t want that for Kirk, so he got rid of the Rand character.

Whitney actually returned to the franchise as Janice Rand in the feature films, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Undiscovered Country, and for one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

Nana Visitor as Major Kira

Nana Visitor portrayed Major Kira Nerys for the entire 7-season run of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She is a Bajoran and on DS9, she is the executive officer under the direction of Starfleet Commander Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks). Visitor’s character showed nothing but strength and growth as the seasons wore on, putting her in various command positions.

Ashley Judd as Ensign Robin Lefler

Ashley Judd, daughter of the late Naomi Judd and sister to Wynonna, joined the cast on TNG for a 2-episode stint as Ensign Robin Lefler. In the episode The Game, Ensign Lefler develops a bond with Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) and together they try to figure out why a computer game has become so popular and addictive on the Enterprise.

Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax

Terry Farrell spent the first six seasons on Deep Space Nine, finally leaving the hit series under tough circumstances (Thank you, Rick Berman). Farrell played Jadiza Dax in the series, a member of the Trill species. Near the end of her run on the show, the gorgeous Dax marries Worf, only to see her character killed off when she chose not to return for the 7th and final season.

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Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura

Some say it was her affair with Gene Roddenberry that got her the job as the original Nyota Uhura on Star Trek, but looking back at the Original Series, Nichelle Nichols was the perfect Uhura. Not only did Nichols portray Uhura in the Original Series, but she played a main part in each feature film (6 in total) that starred the cast of the Original Series.

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Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for seven seasons and 176 total episodes. Marina Sirtis, as Deanna Troi, was one of six cast members who were involved in every episode that aired. She recently made a return to the character in the Patrick Stewart-led Picard series, as did many of the former TNG cast.

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Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura

It is hard to compete with a legend such as Nichelle Nichols, but that is exactly what Zoe Saldana had to do in filling Nichols’ shoes as Nyota Uhura. The smoking-hot Saldana starred in the three most recent Star Trek films and played her Uhura with the same amount of confidence and strength as her predecessor.

Jolene Blalock as T'Pol

Star Trek: Enterprise was a series that was set a century before Captain Kirk took the helm of the Enterprise. Jolene Blalock played T’Pol, the Enterprise’s Science Officer. Enterprise co-creator said of the T’Pol character when casting, “We wanted a sexy Vulcan, a Kim Cattrall-type, and we definitely got that” with Blalock.

Alice Eve as Carol Marcus

Alice Eve’s natural beauty is without question. It is this beauty that was gratuitously put on display in the J.J. Abrams feature, Star Trek Into Darkness that caused such an upheaval. Eve plays Carol Marcus in the film and is with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) preparing for a space shuttle to launch.

Although she tells Kirk to “turn around,” he instead continues to watch as Carol strips down to her undies. We get to see the entire thing, which was the start of the controversy. The bottom line – Alice Eve absolutely deserves to be on this list.

Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine

There was one reason Jeri Ryan’s character of Seven of Nine was created for the Star Trek: Voyager series, and that was to be the contrast to Kate Mulgrew’s Captain Kathryn Janeway.

The producers wanted someone who could be eye candy and that is what Ryan became. It helped immensely that Ryan could act and the stories that involved her character were not written just to show off her beauty. Regardless, Jeri Ryan belongs at the top of this list.