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Creator / Terry Farrell

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"I wanted to be like Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind. I wanted to have black hair, green eyes and break hearts."

Theresa Lee "Terry" Farrell (born November 19, 1963) is an American actress best known for playing Jadzia Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Reggie Kostas on Becker (both produced by Paramount).

She is married to Leonard Nimoy's son, Adam. Leonard had played Spock on Star Trek: The Original Series.

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  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Michael Westmore retconned an entire species for this. In their first appearance on TNG, the Trill were Rubber-Forehead Aliens, but Kerry McCluggage, the head of Paramount Television at the time, revolted upon seeing Terry Farrell in that getup. So Westmore gave her a halo of spots, just as he had for the similarly stunning Famke Janssen.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Dax was generally seen as the "sex symbol" of Deep Space Nine thanks to Farrell's considerable beauty. Also, her first scene in her Quantum Leap appearance has her walking naked on a beach and saying, "The ocean makes me feel so sexy!".
  • What Could Have Been: She played the Cat in a pilot for an American version of Red Dwarf. The pilot was not picked up. If it had led to a series, Farrell would not have been available to play Dax.

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