Kim Cattrall, now world-famous as the outrageous Samantha Jones of HBO's Sex and the City, played the first “bad" Vulcan female when she donned ears as the traitorous Valeris for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1992.
Cattrall is actually British, born in Liverpool in 1956 but sharing many of her growing-up years in Canada. Her early roles blended varying degrees of sexiness and humor, including Tribute opposite Jack Lemon and Big Trouble in Little China with Kurt Russell. Add Porky’s and Police Academy to the list, but it was as a Mannequin woman come to life that proved her big-screen breakthrough with audiences. “Samantha” provided her with two Screen Actors Guild trophies, a Golden Globe, and five Emmy nominations as well.No stranger to stage, a host of serious theatre work is now topped by recent productions of Noel Coward’s Private Lives in London, Toronto and then New York.