Kristanna Loken, who was born Kristanna Sommer Løken in New York on October 8, 1979 and began her career as a model in 1994 at the tender age of 15. During that same year, she also began her acting career with a single episode appearance on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. Although Loken did find semi-regular work from the very beginning, it was her part as a cyborg in the 2003 feature film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines which was considered to be her breakout role. No stranger to sci-fi, Loken had already racked up multiple genre references before joining the cast of T3.
Category: Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight
They are intelligent, strong-willed and beautiful. They are scientists, warriors, pilots, leaders and even robots. Sometimes they come packaged in skin-tight outfits or other exotic clothes, other times they show up with blasters at their side, clad head-to-toe in body armor and ready to do business. But whatever form they take, the women of sci-fi encompass the whole range of skills that it takes to live in the world of the future.
Natasha Henstridge is tall, blonde and beautiful. She is also best known for her portrayal of Sil, an alien-human hybrid with a deadly instinct to breed. As a captivating alien, she left a trail of dead lovers who fell for her lethal charms.
A veteran of the science fiction and fantasy genres, Gina Torres has a list of credits a mile long. Chances are, if you haven’t lived under a rock for the past two decades, you recognize her from Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Firefly/Serenity, or one of the three Matrix projects in which she’s played a role.
Sigourney Weaver has long been noted as the “Sci-Fi Queen” for her dedication to the fantasy and science fiction genres. Known primarily as Ellen in the Alien series, she has also been featured in Gorillas in the Mist, the Ghostbusters films, and, more recently, in James Cameron’s Avatar.
Amanda Tapping is a UK born actress who has lent her acting skills to sci-fi series such as Stargate SG-1 and Sanctuary. Amanda has entertained us for years while starring in the Stargate series. She has bravely extended her career into other filmmaking directions and continuously offers her fans quality performances.
Known by most fans for her portrayal as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica, Katee Sackhoff is every nerd’s fantasy girl. She has an impressive resume of acting and voice credits, a tomboy-next-door appeal, and she named her dog Meatball.
With her beauty and willingness to tackle uncomfortable scenes, Grace Park has made quite a name for herself among the sci-fi community. Amazingly, Grace didn’t think that acting would be a career, and she took steps to ensure she would be covered in case ‘the call’ never came.
She may be known best by science fiction fans as Captain Kathryn Janeway of the Starship Voyager, but Katherine Kiernan Maria “Kate” Mulgrew has a long history in the acting world that runs the gambit from theater to television to film and even into the realm of commercials. Her acting career spans more than 35 years and she has done more with that time than many actors and actresses will do in their lifetimes.
Recognizable to Battlestar fans as the voluptuous Cylon Number Six, Tricia Helfer has enjoyed a successful career that has included modeling, television, and film.
Michelle Forbes is a dark-haired statuesque sci-fi bit of loveliness, and is sure to have starred in the dreams of many a science fiction fan with her seductively distinctive voice and variety of roles.
While Hollywood often attempts to paint actresses as either squeaky-clean paragons of virtue or fallen, wild women, Carrie is decidedly candid about her struggles and triumphs over the course of the last three and a half decades. Never one to pull a punch, Carrie is unafraid to speak her mind and often does so in shocking fashion.
The finest full-blooded Vulcan to ever grace the screen. When life-long Trek fans tuned in to the new series Enterprise (later restyled Star Trek: Enterprise) in the fall of 2001, acting newcomer Jolene Blalock immediately gained attention as one of the most fine-boned, tiny full-blooded Vulcans to ever grace the screen. While this may have [...]
The Beautiful Voice of Science Fiction Born Claudia Lee Black, this famous Stargate and Farscape actress has gained a reputation among fans and critics everywhere for portraying strong-willed and sexy characters ranging across the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Much to the chagrin of fans, Black will not reveal exactly when she was born. She has [...]
Not just a pretty cog in the Hollywood Machine. With her striking short hair and deep brown eyes, Morena Baccarin could be dismissed as just one of the thousands of pretty cogs that make up the Hollywood machine. However, her incredible talent, work ethic, and willingness to meet differing roles head-on makes her an actress [...]
Now 40, Jennifer Connelly has been working for thirty years. A polyglot who is fluent in French, Italian, and English, she has excelled in virtually every arena she has tried. A successful child model, she segued seamlessly into acting before taking up humanitarian causes with Amnesty International. A mother twice, she is currently expecting her [...]
Most recognized for her role as Trinity in The Matrix series, Carrie-Anne Moss can’t get away with the usual Hollywood disguise of wearing sunglasses to gain some anonymity. ” I cannot wear sunglasses,” she says, “as soon as I put them on, people recognize me.” While the svelte mother of three may not be able [...]
If you call yourself a geek, you instantly recognize Summer Glau. With leads in Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and The Cage, Summer has attracted more starring roles in her 29 years than many actresses twice her age. Not one to slouch, she has also taken smaller roles in other nerd-centric entertainment such as [...]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years, you recognize Zoe Saldana immediately. Best known for her roles as Uhura on Star Trek and Neytiri in Avatar, both roles that she has agreed to reprise, Zoe is both a classic beauty and an actress unafraid to stretch in a role whether [...]
Sharing the birth date of June 9th with other A-listers Johnny Depp and Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman’s success almost seems predestined. Recognized primarily for her portrayal of Padme Amidala in Star Wars episodes one through three, Natalie is also an accomplished scholar with a love of mathematics “because there’s always an answer.” A two-time [...]
You probably recognize her most for her role as 7 of 9, the outrageously-attractive ex-Borg of Voyager. Perhaps you know her as Ronnie Cooke on Boston Public. Or maybe you half-remember the scandalous particulars of her divorce from former Senate candidate Jack Ryan. No matter how she caught your attention, Jeri Ryan is a force [...]