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Star Trek Actress Arlene Martel-T’Pring-Dies

Leonard Nimoy as Spock and Arlene Martel as T'Pring on Star Trek

 

Arlene Martel (April 14, 1936- August 12, 2014): Biography, Filmography, and images of the Star Trek and Hogan’s Heroes actress.

Arlene Martel, the beautiful actress best known for playing Spock’s Vulcan bride-to-be T’Pring, passed away on August 12, 2014, was born in 1936 in the Bronx.  While she had many roles in television and movies in the 1960s and 1970s, she is best known for two iconic roles.  In Star Trek‘s “Amok Time” episode, Martel played T’Pring, the logically cunning bride of Enterprise First Officer Spock.  One Star Trek’s enduring scenes where Spock and Kirk battle (seemingly to the death), was prompted by the machinations of T’Pring.  Her other significant role came as French spy Tiger in the prisoner-of-war comedy Hogan’s Heroes. Martel portrayed the beautiful red-haired underground agent code-named Tiger in four episodes of Hogan’s.  She also appeared as other characters in two more episodes.

Arlene Martel as T'Pring on Star Trek

Arlene Martel as T’Pring on Star Trek

Her ethnic ambiguity, and her ability to look different for different roles, made her believable as alien Vulcans, French red-heads, Native Americans, and other ethnicities as the roles called for.

Uniquely, she also touched Hollywood history as the real-life girlfriend of actor and icon James Dean, and by dating Cary Grant.

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Martel married three times, with her first marriage to Robert Palmer, her second marriage to actor Jerry Douglas, and her third to Boyd Holister. All three marriages ended in divorce.  Arlene Martel had three children: Adam Palmer, Avra Douglas, and Los Angeles Times editor Jod Kaftan.

 

 

Arlene Martel as Tiger in Hogan's Heroes

Arlene Martel as Tiger in Hogan’s Heroes

Arlene Martel Filmography
Eleanor, First Lady of the World “Madam Jennah” (MOW)(1981)
Dracula’s Dog (1978)  “Maj. Hessel”
Chatterbox (1977)  “Marlene”
Conspiracy of Terror (1975) (TV) “Leslie Horowitz”
Adventures of Nick Carter (1972) (MOW) (TV)  “Flo”
Angels from Hell (1968)  “Ginger”
The Glass Cage (1964)  “The Girl/Her Twin Sister”

Notable TV guest appearances of Arlene Martel
The Day the Loving Stopped (1981)
Battlestar Galactica (1978) “Adulteress” “Long Patrol”
Gunsmoke (1955) “The Squaw” “Quanah”
The Rockford Files (1974)
Indict and Convict (1973) (TV) “Mrs. Ann Lansing”
Columbo: A Friend in Deed (1974) (TV)  “Sales Girl”
Columbo: Double Exposure (1973) (TV) “Tanya Baker”
Columbo: Greenhouse Jungle (1972) (TV) “Gloria West”
Banacek (1972)”Diana Maitland”  “The Three Million Dollar Piracy”
Bewitched (1964) “Malvina”  “How Not To Lose Your Head To Henry VIII”
Mission: Impossible (1966) “Atheda”  “Terror”
It Takes a Thief (1968)  “Guess Who’s Coming to Rio?”
Wild, Wild West (1965) in episode: “The Night of .the Circus of Death”
Star Trek (1966) “T’Pring” “Amok Time”
The Iron Horse (1966) “Hellcat” (directed by Samual Fuller)
Fugitive (1963)”Magda Karac” “Blessings of Liberty”
The Monkees (1966) “Loreli”  “Monstrous Monkee Mash”
The Monkees (1966) “Madame Olinsky”  “The Spy Who Came in From the Cool”
Perry Mason (1957)  “Sandra Dunkel”  “The Case of the Dead Ringer
I Dream of Jeannie (1965) “Sonia”  “Russian Roulette”
The Flying Nun “Tonio’s Mother”
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) “Gemma Lusso” “The King of Knaves Affair”
Outer Limits” (1963)  “Consuelo”  “Demon With a.Glass Hand”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Olga”  “Never Play Cards with Strangers”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965)  “Tiger” “Hold the Tiger”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Tiger” “A Tiger Hunt in Paris”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965)  “Tiger”  “Heil Klink”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Gretchen”  “The Defector”
Hogan’s Heroes (1965) “Tiger”  “Operation Tiger”
Route 66 (1961) “The Newborn”
Route 66 (1961) “Lucia” “A Legacy For Lucia”
The Untouchables (1959) “Genna …..Brothers”
The Untouchables (1959) “Carla Patrone”  “A Seat on …..the Fence”
The Rebel (1959) (as Arline Sax)
Hong Kong “The Hunted” with Rod Taylor
Hong Kong “The Hunted” with Leonard Nimoy
Here Come The Brides
Playhouse 90 with Robert Redford (1959)
The Twilight Zone (1959) “Girl”  “What You Need”
The Twilight Zone (1959) “Stewardess”  “Twenty-Two”

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bohnam Carter

Helena Bohnam Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress best known for her roles in the Harry Potter films, in Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, and the live-action Alice in Wonderland.  She is also the Great-Granddaughter of British Prime Minister Henry Asquith.

Perhaps Helena Bonham Carter’s best known role was as Bellatrix Lastrange, one of the Death-Eaters in the Harry Potter films.  Her portrayal of this insanely evil witch was truly frightening.

Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange

Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange

 

Lastly, we must mention that Helena Bonham Carter is a very sexy and beautiful woman, as is clearly seen in this shot from Maxim.

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Emma Watson-Brown University Graduate

The lovely, and very educated Emma Watson, the actress most associated with the Harry Potter movie franchise, graduated from Brown University this week with a degree in Literature.  Maybe she and J.K. Rowling can write books together, eh…?

Emma Watson, The Graduate

Emma Watson, The Graduate

And here is our recent grad looking a little more relaxed…

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Gal Gadot: Is She Too Thin To Play Wonder Woman?

As most comic book movie fans know by now, Israeli actress Gal Gadot (best known for her minor roles in the Fast and Furious movies with the late Paul Walker and the very-much alive Vin Diesel), has been cast to portray the Amazonian Princess, Wonder Woman in the  upcoming DC Comics movie, best known as the “Superman/Batman Movie.”

 

Since Wonder Woman is, well, an Amazon warrior, she seen in the comics as tall, strong, powerful, and, well, rather busty.  And did we mention strong?  As in, she has muscles?  In most versions of Wonder Woman in the comics, Wonder Woman is considered to be up there with the most powerful members of the Justice League.  Her strength and durability puts her on par with the strongest female heroes, such as Supergirl or Power Girl.  In effect, she is one of the most powerful, and, as a trained warrior, one of the most deadly members of the Justice League.  Here are some action  picture of Wonder Woman as depicted in the comics.

 

Wonder Woman by Alex Ross

Wonder Woman by Alex Ross

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman

 

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

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Now, here is a picture of Gal Gadot:

Gal Gadot-Wonder Woman?

Gal Gadot-Wonder Woman?

What do YOU think? Comments below…