Robin Curtis

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Robin Curtis
Robin Curtis 2015.jpg
Robin Curtis in 2015
Born (1956-06-15) June 15, 1956 (age 62)
OccupationActress, real estate broker
Years activeActing: 1981–1999
Spouse(s)Kent Williams (divorced)

Robin Curtis (born June 15, 1956 in New York Mills, New York) is an American real estate broker and former actress. She is best known for replacing Kirstie Alley in the role of Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik in the films Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Life and career[edit]

Film and television work[edit]

Although her first appearance as Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock was promoted as being her film debut, in fact Curtis had already made several film and made-for-television movie appearances. Her performance in the film drew mixed reception from Trek fans and she reprised the role of Saavik for a brief appearance in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.[1][2][3]

She co-starred in the 1983 episode "Short Notice" during the first season of the Knight Rider television series. In 1991, she portrayed Carol Pulaski on the soap opera General Hospital. In 1993, Curtis portrayed an unrelated Vulcan character disguised as a Romulan (Tallera/T'Paal) in the two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation "Gambit," for which she was screen-tested and not given any special consideration for her previous role as Saavik. In the Babylon 5 episode "Deathwalker" (1994), she appeared as Abbai Ambassador Kalika.

She also appeared in the television series Dream On, Herman's Head, Night Court, MacGyver, Johnny Bago, Seventh Heaven, and The Equalizer.

Curtis's other film work includes Hexed, Ghost Story, Shootdown, In Love with an Older Woman, A White Thread, A Black Thread, and LBJ - The Early Years in which she played the role of Jacqueline Kennedy.

Stage and commercial work[edit]

Curtis has numerous stage credits in regional and national theatre, including Gyspy, Applause, Oliver!, ...And Other Songs in New York City. She performed in The City Suite Off Broadway and in Garden in Los Angeles. Other work includes The Nerd, The Man of La Mancha, and George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Tree. She has also appeared in several television commercials and infomercials.

Post-acting career[edit]

After making frequent appearances in the mid-1990s, as of early 2014 she was only making occasional appearances at Star Trek conventions.

In 2004, Curtis found success as a residential real estate agent in Manlius, New York, in addition to her acting career. In the middle of the following year, she debuted her one-woman show, a work-in-progress, Not My Bra, You Don't! - The Sexual Odyssey of a Forty-Nine Year Old Woman.

Personal life[edit]

Curtis was briefly married to the actor Kent Williams.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Ghost Story Rea Dedham
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Lieutenant Saavik
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1993 Hexed Rebecca
1994 The Unborn 2 Linda Holt
1994 Babyfever Carol
1995 Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero Major Marin
1996 Dark Breed Marian
1996 Santa with Muscles Leslie
1998 Recoil Julie Sloan
1998 Scorpio One Shannon Brey
1999 The Sex Monster Woman on Street
1999 Making Contact

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review - Star Trek III: The Search For Spock". TrekMovie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  2. ^ Joel B. Kirk   View profile    More options (2004-04-01). "Retrospective: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) - rec.arts.sf.reviews | Google Groups". Groups.google.com. Retrieved 2013-06-20.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Fist Full of Comics & Games - Star Trek Movies Archived March 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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