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Certainly there have been female Borg, such as:

  • enter image description here The Borg Queen
  • enter image description hereenter image description here Seven of Nine
  • enter image description hereenter image description here Riley Frazier of "Unity"
  • enter image description hereenter image description here Marika Wilkarah of "Survival Instinct"

But have we even seen a run-of-the-mill Borg drone (i.e. not a character tied to a plot element) who was female?

  • My question is honestly how would you be able to tell? The only reason we know about these character is because they are costumes differently. If a woman was cast as a drone extra, except for a large breasted woman, how would you be able to tell it was a woman..(FYI, I mean that as a serious part of the discussion, not a course comment). – Escoce Apr 6 '16 at 14:49
  • I like how big Seven's Borg head is, to accommodate her hair under the bald cap. – OrangeDog Apr 6 '16 at 14:54
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    @Escoce: Well, if you look at the page Himarm linked you'll see that you usually can tell. Don't underestimate how clear gender usually is from facial shape. And you are evolved to differentiate. But I get your point that being costumed as a Borg does obscure to some degree. For example, this one who is credited as unknown actress, I would say I'm only 80% confident is played by a woman. – ThePopMachine Apr 6 '16 at 15:14
  • @OrangeDog: I think you mean the Borg Queen. – ThePopMachine Apr 6 '16 at 15:14
  • @ThePopMachine No I don't. We never see her non-assimilated appearance, so her skull could be that shape anyway. – OrangeDog Apr 6 '16 at 15:16
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Plenty, though you might not have noticed

Here is one of the first drones the Enterprise D crew meets.

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In episode Q Who, of TNG. wiki

Note the early Borg design as well.

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played by Lynn Salvatori

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All of these drones appear in the best of both worlds

This page shows that there have been lots of female drones, however, male drones do appear more dominant, as well as the costumes making it difficult to distinguish Female from Male drones.

  • According to the wiki, this is the only noted female Borg drone, actress unnamed. Great answer. – Escoce Apr 6 '16 at 14:51
  • found more as well, but didnt want to clog us up with too many pictures, – Himarm Apr 6 '16 at 14:58
  • @Himarm: Care to make a rough measurement of the female/male ratio? – ThePopMachine Apr 6 '16 at 15:07
  • @Himarm: Hmm, I always thought this one was animatronic. I guess this Tracee Lee Cocco played her role well! – ThePopMachine Apr 6 '16 at 15:08
  • @ThePopMachine 1/3, or 1/4th of drones in TNG, and i count 1, unnamed female in voyager according to the wiki. – Himarm Apr 6 '16 at 15:13

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