Marina Sirtis as Lt. Commander Deanna Troi
Half-Betazoid, half-Human, Troi served as ship's counselor aboard the USS Enterprise-D.
Although capable of extra-sensory empathy, she was unable to read aliens with brain structures dissimilar to Humans and other Betazoids.
While the rest of the crew wore the regulation uniform, Troi's attire ran the gamut from school-girl mini-skirt to skin-tight unitards that left nothing to the imagination.
She spent a period of time in less casual blue dresses and finally adopted a standard duty uniform
Marina Sirtis wore black-colored contact lenses for her role on "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Marina's eyes are light brown.
At just 5'4½", her voluptuous figure tantalized boys on syndicated tv for seven years.
Marina Sirtis - Counselor Deanna Troi
Birth Name : Marina Sirtis
Date Of Birth : March 29, 1955
Place Of Birth : London, England, UK
Marina Sirtis is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the four feature films that followed.
Marina Sirtis was born in the East End of London, the daughter of working class Greek parents and brought up in Harringay, North London.
She auditioned for drama school against her parents' wishes, ultimately being accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Sirtis started her career as a member of the repertory company at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, West Sussex in 1976. Directed by Nic Young, she appeared in Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" and as Ophelia in "Hamlet". She went on to play the stewardess in the famous 1979 Cinzano Bianco television commercial starring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins, in which Collins was splattered with drink.
Other early works include numerous guest starring roles on British TV and appearamces in "Raffles", "Hazell", "Minder", the Jim Davidson sitcom "Up the Elephant and Round the Castle" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes".
She emigrated to the U.S. in 1986 when her acting career got on track and later became a naturalised U.S. citizen.
Gene Roddenberry was so taken with Marina's exotic beauty that he invited Sirtis to audition for the part of Lt. Macha Hernandez, the Security Chief.
Marina felt her audition was unsuccessful and was packing for London because her six-month visa had expired when Gene Roddenberry called and gave her the part of Deanna Troi. He switched the roles, with Macha Hernandez becoming Natasha Yar and going to Denise Crosby.
Marina has bared her breasts in 'B' movies such as "The Wicked Lady" starring Faye Dunaway, "Blind Date" starring Kirstie Alley, and "Death Wish III" starring Charles Bronson. You can find her personal website at http://www.marinasirtis.tv.