Persis Khambatta as Ilia in Star Trek The Motion Picture. Thirty years ago this month, Gene Roddenberry's iconic science fiction television series made its highly-touted transition to feature film status, bringing along with it several new characters, including this exotic beauty from the "sexually advanced" planet Delta - navigator Lieutenant Ilia.
The former Miss India may not have been a particularly good actress, but she was striking woman who managed to make a shaved head look damned sexy. And she did appear in a few other genre films, including 1982's MegaForce and 83's Warrior of the Lost World.
Sadly, the lovely Khambatta passed away in 1998 from a heart attack at the too-young age of 49.