I'm trying to remember the name of a TV actress who played a sexy villainess in a popular sci-fi TV show of probably late 1970s to 1980s.

I'm thinking of something in the original Battlestar Galactica era, but probably not that.

I can only remember that she was dark-haired and very attractive. The character was humanoid but not human.

The actress had an Italian name the same as her father a very well known TV actor himself.

I know that's not much to go on but she was a 'babe' and I'm sure there are still a few older fans out there.


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Sounds like it could be Pamela Hensley from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: IMDB - Pamela Hensley

She played the mildly evil alien Princess Ardala.

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    Doesn't fit with the famous Italian father, though Aug 15, 2022 at 9:45
  • @WolfieSmith I think there was only one famous "actress" in the 70s that fits that criteria. That being Nancy Sinatra who was mostly known for her singing career
    – SirHawrk
    Aug 15, 2022 at 12:49
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    Actually, after looking a various photos I now think I was thinking of Princess Ardala from BRit25C. Don't know how I came up with the Italian father thing. I can only imagine I was conflating two different woman. Sorry. Aug 15, 2022 at 13:29
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    Conflated with Debrah Farentino (Earth 2, Eureka), once married to James Farentino (not father, but much older) ? Aug 15, 2022 at 19:15
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    #DoscoJones Yes, I think that's right! Deborah Farentino makes sense. Thanks. Aug 15, 2022 at 19:33

She doesn't fit roles wise but I can only think of Elyssa Davalos


Just to fill in the list:

Meg Foster as Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe enter image description here

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