Melody Perkins

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Melody Perkins
Born (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 44)
Wiesbaden, West Germany
OccupationModel, actress, dancer
Years active1995–2004, 2014-present

Melody Perkins (born January 28, 1974[citation needed]) is an American actress, model and dancer. She is known for her regular role as the villainess later turned heroine Astronema in Power Rangers in Space, and became the Pink Ranger in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.

Early life and education[edit]

Perkins was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany and grew up in Sacramento, California. Her major in college was quantitative economics.


An accomplished dancer, Perkins has performed with the Sacramento Ballet Company and the Jazz Unlimited Dance Company. She also models, with clients which include Lands' End. She broke into acting during a modelling trip to Europe, making commercials in Italy and France. Nevertheless, she has not abandoned modelling entirely, saying, "I still do it when I can."

As an actress, Melody Perkins' longest-running role was in the series Power Rangers in Space, playing the lead villain Astronema. She said of the role: "It's fun being the bad gal."

Perkins returned to Power Rangers, this time as the reformed Karone, in the follow-up series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. She is the only person to have played the arch-enemy of the Power Rangers in one season and a Power Ranger in the next season. She replaced Valerie Vernon, who left to battle leukemia, as the Pink Galaxy Ranger. She has also voiced a monster in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue.

Perkins has also appeared as the babysitter Patty Henderson in Malcolm in the Middle, and also as an evil witch in an episode of Charmed, and in episodes of various other series. She has also appeared in a commercial for Allstate Insurance. Perkins retired from acting after she made a brief appearance in an episode of CSI: Miami in 2004.

In 2007, Perkins appeared on a cover for Let's Live magazine.

Melody Perkins has recently returned to acting, reprising her role as Karone in the final episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce, which aired in November, 2014. Along with other past and current Power Rangers cast members, she makes regular appearances at various sci-fi/comic cons.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Coyote Ugly New Coyote Uncredited
2001 Planet of the Apes Friend at Leo's party
2016 Girl Trip Kate Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1995 High Tide N/A Episode: "The Grind"
1997 Night Man Lisa Episode: "Face to Face"
1997 Silk Stalkings Maid Episode: "Child's Play"
1998 Power Rangers in Space Astronema / Karone Series regular (43 episodes)
1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy[1] Karone / Pink Galaxy Ranger #2 Series regular (14 episodes)
2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Laser (voice) Uncredited; episode: "The Fifth Crystal"
2000 Malcolm in the Middle Patty Henderson Episode: "Convention"
2003 Charmed Margo Stillman Episode: "The Power of Three Blondes"
2004 CSI: Miami Barbara Nance Episode: "Wannabe"
2014 Power Rangers Super Megaforce Karone / Pink Galaxy Ranger Episode: "Legendary Battle"


  1. ^ Francisco, Eric (January 6, 2017). "Here's Exactly What Happens When A Ranger Dies". Inverse. Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017.

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