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.
Grace Lee Whitney
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 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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.