It may be hard to believe, but Star Trek made its television debut all the way back in 1966, and through the years, it has developed one of the strongest followings of any franchise in history. The last 5 decades have seen several generations of fans follow the series in its many incarnations. Star Trek has run the gamut of television, film, books, and video games, and has been the subject of numerous reboots and continuations over the years. It has helped launch the careers of some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, and the franchise's recent foray into film yielded some excellent results at the box office. Star Trek pushed the boundaries of casting people of color in major television programs, and even created its own language in the process. Along with Star Wars, Star Trek is the most well-known sci-fi franchise in history, and this year will see the launch of its latest television series Star Trek: Discovery.
Given the fact that the franchise has been plugging away for over 50 years, it is safe to assume that it has boasted its fair share of gorgeous female cast members. Regardless of the series, film, or era that it was filmed in, Star Trek has had an incredible ability of finding gorgeous and talented women to include in their cast. The women that have starred in the shows and in the movies all have their own appeal to fans, and the ones that were selected for our list span the duration of Star Trek’s run. These 15 beautiful women will have you dusting off your old Star Trek cassettes to take a ride aboard the Enterprise.
15 Chase Masterson
After getting her acting start in the early 1990s, Chase Masterson was looking to make some serious noise in the entertainment industry. She had appeared in the film Robin Hood: Men In Tights, and followed that up with an episode of General Hospital. The following year, Masterson would catch a break, and she would be cast as the character Leeta in the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Her character would stay on the show for a total of 17 episodes, and she would forever be included in the pantheon of gorgeous women to make their way onto Star Trek.
After her time on the series, the beautiful Masterson would appear in several other shows and movies, though there was nothing as popular as her time on Star Trek. In 2008, she played the character Xela in the film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. Seen here with a dress that leaves little to the imagination, it is easy to see why Masterson was cast in the series. She is stunning, and she remains as gorgeous as she was when she was cast on the series.
14 Venita Wolf
Heading all the way back to 1967, Star Trek had only been on television for a year, and was already a bonafide hit with fans. In the episode “The Squire of Gothos,” fans were treated to this blonde bombshell on screen. Venita Wolf was cast as Teresa Ross for the episode, and she quickly made an impression on fans. Wolf was a model, and had already had success in the pageant circuit before being cast in Star Trek. Fox had an incredibly short acting career, but her good looks made her appearance in the famed series a memorable one. Outside of Star Trek, Wolf also made notable appearances on The Monkees and The Beverly Hillbillies.
Pictured here taking a quick dip, Venita Wolf’s modeling prowess is on full display in this photo. Pageantry was her primary form of success in the 1960s, but she used this as a launching pad for her modest acting career. Tragically, Wolf passed away in 2014, but will continue to live on in Star Trek lore.
13 Virginia Madsen
The 1980s kicked off what ended up being a very successful acting career for Virginia Madsen, and her initial role was a small part in the film Class. She continued her run throughout the decade by appearing in a number of movies and television shows, and the turn of the decade quickly brought a ton of success for the actress. She started the decade with a bang by appearing in several television films, and also starred in the movie Candyman. The horror film had a successful run at the box office, and Madsen quickly became a name in the industry. As the 90s were steadily coming to an end, Madsen has appeared in her fair share of successful television movies, and 1998 would see the actress appear in Star Trek: Voyager. She appeared in just one episode of the beloved series.
Madsen is no stranger to the limelight, and this poolside shot of her is gorgeous. The simple photo has the actress showing off some leg, and you will never hear anyone complaining about seeing more of her.
12 Bobbi Sue Luther
It isn’t that often that someone with a small role on the series makes a gigantic impression on fans, but Bobbi Sue Luther is insanely hot, and her appearance on Star Trek: Enterprise in 2004 had people picking their jaws up off of the floor. Her appearance as an alien slave was too hot to handle, and the gorgeous model quickly grew in fandom. Luther had only been working in Hollywood for a year before she was cast in the role that she is perhaps best-known for. She also had an appearance in the film Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo, and also on the successful HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. She has continued to act since her turn in Star Trek, though her role as a slave on the show is what she is known for.
The gorgeous Bobbi Sue Luther has no problem with showing some skin, and her toned midsection in this photo is on display for fans to feast their eyes on.
11 Nichelle Nichols
Many shows in the 1960s were still anchored by predominantly white casts, but Star Trek saw to it that they push the envelope in casting people of color in important roles on television. Nichols was cast in the original Star Trek series, and remained on the show until it went off of the air in 1969. Once Star Trek hit movie theaters in the 1970s, Nichols would follow her costars onto the big screen, and she found herself starring in 6 Star Trek films altogether. Outside of her iconic role as Lt. Uhura, Nichols also lent her voice to Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series. Unlike some of the other names that you will find on this list, Nichols is a legitimate television icon thanks to her portrayal of Lt. Uhura, and she was instrumental in black women having a place in primetime television.
This vintage photo of the beautiful Nichelle Nichols is sure to please any Star Trek fan. She was an absolute stunner back in the 1960s, and her influence in the entertainment industry is nearly unparalleled.
10 Teri Hatcher
Very few performers are able to secure a single project to catapult them to fame, but Teri Hatcher has several huge television series that anchor her resume. She appeared in 19 episodes of the iconic show The Love Boat, and was largely responsible for the success of the series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. That show alone would have been enough to call her career a success, but Hatcher would have another massively successful show several years later. Seven years after that series ended, Hatcher would anchor the cast of Desperate Housewives, giving her another show that she could be proud of. Before starring in the series, however, Hatcher appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Once she became famous, fans went nuts after realizing that she was in their beloved Star Trek.
Seen here looking more like Belle from Beauty and the Beast as opposed to Lois Lane, Hatcher’s natural beauty and knack for modeling are astounding. Recently this beauty appeared in the series Supergirl, making her way back into the DC Universe.
9 Barbara Bouchet
Talk about a truly stunning woman. Barbara Bouchet not only holds the distinction of making an appearance in the Star Trek universe, but she was also featured as Ms. Moneypenny in the film Casino Royale, and appeared in Playboy. Only a beautiful and talented woman could possibly pull off such a feat, and Bouchet fits that bill perfectly. Her acting career spanned the duration of several decades, and in 2002, Bouchet landed a role in the film Gangs of New York. While she hasn’t acted since 2007, she left a pretty big mark on the entertainment industry. Her time on Star Trek would only last for one episode, and the episode debuted on television in 1968, one year after the release of Casino Royale.
The German actress was an absolute babe during her prime, and this black and white photo of her showing off her body is flawless. If she’s hot enough for James Bond and for Star Trek, then she is hot enough for anyone.
8 Noa Tishby
Israeli actress Noa Tishby may be one of the hottest women in Star Trek history, and she had used her beauty to have appearances on many other popular series. The beauty was cast in a number of projects in her native Israel, and slowly made the transition to getting roles in the United States. In 2003, she began her string of appearances on well-known series by landing roles in CSI: Miami and Nip/Tuck. The following year, Tishby would be cast in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. The following year, she was cast in the film The Island, and continued making her rounds on television. She didn’t become a household name in the United States, but her appearance on Star Trek will keep her name circulating for years to come.
Israel has produced some of the most beautiful entertainers in the world, and Tishby is no exception to this. She may not be as famous as Gal Gadot, but this beauty won’t soon be forgotten by Star Trek fans.
7 Jolene Blalock
As soon as she was able to, Jolene Blalock headed out to Hollywood to make a name for herself. Her first several roles were tiny, and it wouldn’t be until her role as Medea in Jason and the Argonauts that she would receive some notoriety. That same year, she would also act on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She had yet to become a household name, but 2001 would bring Blalock the role of a lifetime. She would be cast as the character T’Pol in Star Trek: Enterprise, and she would remain on the series for 98 episodes. It was the break that Blalock had been looking for, and she became immensely popular in the Star Trek community.
Blalock is now a mother of three children, and hasn’t acted in either film or television since 2014. It would have been a sin to have kept her off of this list, and this photo of the beautiful Blalock in a black dress is sure to please fans everywhere.
6 Rachel Nichols
In 2009, Star Trek was released in an effort to give the franchise a cinematic reboot, and the results couldn’t have been better. The film was met with warm welcome from fans, and it hauled in $385 million at the box office. Nichols played a Starfleet cadet in the film, forever giving her a place alongside the other beautiful women in the franchise’s history. That same year, she acted in the film GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, further bolstering her resume. Outside of her time in Star Trek and GI Joe, Nichols has also acted on Criminal Minds, Continuum, and Chicago Fire. Earlier this year, she landed a recurring role on the series The Librarians.
The white dress being worn by Nichols in this photo flows perfectly over her body, and she looks absolutely ravishing. Her hair has changed shades in a dramatic way throughout her career, and she looks fantastic whether it is lighter or darker like it is here.
5 Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd is one of the few names on this list that has been a legitimate movie star, and her time on Star Trek is just icing on the cake for what has been a great career. She comes from an already popular family, and she worked hard to carve out a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Her roles in the films Heat and A Time to Kill helped her become a household name in the 1990s. She continued starring in successful films through the remainder of the decade. The 2000s brought Judd success in film as well, but, in order to track down her appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation, you would have to go back to 1991. Judd was just 23, and she was still finding her footing in Hollywood. She was on the series for a total of 2 episodes, playing the character Robin Lefler.
Judd has continued acting over the years, and she remains as beautiful as she was in the 1990s and 2000s. Taken back in her younger years, this photo of a scantily-clad Judd is just what fans of the series are looking for.
4 Famke Janssen
Much like Barabra Bouchet, Famke Janssen also holds the distinction of being in a James Bond film as well as being featured on Star Trek. 1992 would see the actress appearing on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She was unknown then, but that would all change in a few years. In just her 4th film, Janssen was cast as the character Xenia in the film GoldenEye, quickly putting the world on notice. She continued her acting career, and in 2000, she was cast as Jean Grey in the film X-Men. The few people who hadn’t heard of her quickly took notice, and X-Men was instrumental in kicking off the mass influx of comic book film adaptations that we see today. Janssen would appear in 5 X-Men films, and her time as Jean Grey is what she is most well-known for.
She holds the unique distinction of crossing over into several different fandoms, and she has caught the eye of millions of fans around the world. Given her natural beauty, whittling this selection down to one picture was almost impossible, but the one we found is perfect.
3 Alice Eve
Many performers on this list got their start on Star Trek in smaller roles that only lasted for an episode or two, but Alice Eve had already done well for herself before appearing in Star Trek Into Darkness. The beautiful Alice had caught people’s attention after her role in the film She’s Out of My League, which proved to be a modest success at the box office. That same year, she appeared in the hit film Sex and the City 2, which hauled in $294 million during its theatrical run. Despite that series being known for featuring beautiful women, Alice Eve stood out, and she steadily gained popularity. She was doing well for herself when she got a role in the hit film Men in Black 3, and hopped aboard the Enterprise just one year later.
Alice Eve is a beautiful young talent in the entertainment industry, and she has been turning heads for a while now. She isn’t wearing too much in this picture, and that’s just the way people like it.
2 Jeri Ryan
Outside of Nichelle Nichols, Jeri Ryan might be the most famous and beloved woman in the history of the franchise, and she also happens to be one of the most beautiful as well. In 1997, Jeri Ryan was cast as the character Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager, and the series would be all the better for it. Her tenure on the show spanned 102 episodes, and she was on the series until 2001. Her time on the show made her a bonafide sex symbol in the sci-fi community. She followed up her time on Star Trek: Voyager by starring in 59 episodes of Boston Public. Ryan has continued to land roles on popular shows, and has maintained a successful career since the 1990s.
Given her status as sex symbol in the sci-fi community, Ryan was an easy choice for our list. Her tenure on the series was met with a ton of love from the fans, and she has even provided voice work for Star Trek video games. Few women are as hot as Jeri Ryan, and she is a bonafide legend in the Star Trek community.
1 Zoe Saldana
It’s almost impossible to achieve the level of success that Zoe Saldana has in her career, and her place in Star Trek lore is unquestioned. Saldana has appeared in all 3 installments of the latest Star Trek films, and was instrumental in the success of the franchise. She has also acted in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and in Avatar. She has seen and done it all in the industry, and with her place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe intact, Saldana shows no signs of slowing down. She is a true movie star, and is one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. She has shown on several occasions that she is capable of putting on a stellar performance and standing out from her costars.
Saldana is a natural beauty, and placing a photo of her on this list in costume would be a crime. She is flashing a huge smile in this picture, and the loose dress that she is wearing looks amazing on her. The actress can do it all, and her place in Star Trek lore will always be looked at fondly
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