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Salome Jens (born May 8, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American actress.

She is perhaps best-known for portraying the Female Changeling on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She also appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as an "Ancient humanoid", a member of the race responsible for populating the galaxy with humanoid life forms. She had previously played Clark Kent's mother Martha Kent on the popular TV series Superboy. She also appeared in the 1966 film Seconds by John Frankenheimer, in a 1963 episode of The Outer Limits, "Corpus Earthling," and in 1981's Harry's War. She also appeared in the "I Spy" episode "A Room with a Rack" in 1967, as a globe-trotting pilot friend of Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott.

Jens graduated Bay View High School with a 96 average and was crowned Miss Bay View at the long running South Shore Water Frolics. Later in life she remarked that "the only time I can imagine contemplating suicide would be if I was told that I had to go back and live in Milwaukee forever." She has been married twice, first to film actor Ralph Meeker, and then to television personality Lee Leonard.

Her performances in the theatre have been rare but well regarded. She nabbed the lion's share of attention in the small role of "The Thief" in the New York premiere production of Jean Genet's The Balcony. She won excellent notices playing Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the downtown Circle-in-the-Square theatre in the late 1960's in New York, and she did a Cleopatra at Stratford.

Jens' debut was in the title role of Terror from the Year 5000, which was later featured in the 8th Season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. She subsequently had major roles in Angel Baby and the television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. In 1971, she also appeared as a widow with two children in the 1971 Gunsmoke episode, "Captain Sligo," with Richard Basehart in the title role as an Irish cattle buyer who courts her.

She has a very distinctive and sultry voice, and has also narrated a number of documentaries including The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century and the film "Clan of the Cave Bear" starring Darryl Hannah.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Salome Jens, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Salome Jens (born May 8, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American actress.

She is perhaps best-known for portraying the Female Changeling on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She also appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as an "Ancient humanoid", a member of the race responsible for populating the galaxy with humanoid life forms. She had previously played Clark Kent's mother Martha Kent on the popular TV series Superboy. She also appeared in the 1966 film Seconds by John Frankenheimer, in a 1963 episode of The Outer Limits, "Corpus Earthling," and in 1981's Harry's War. She also appeared in the "I Spy" episode "A Room with a Rack" in 1967, as a globe-trotting pilot friend of Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott.

Jens graduated Bay View High School with a 96 average and was crowned Miss Bay View at the long running South Shore Water Frolics. Later in life she remarked that "the only time I can imagine contemplating suicide would be if I was told that I had to go back and live in Milwaukee forever." She has been married twice, first to film actor Ralph Meeker, and then to television personality Lee Leonard.

Her performances in the theatre have been rare but well regarded. She nabbed the lion's share of attention in the small role of "The Thief" in the New York premiere production of Jean Genet's The Balcony. She won excellent notices playing Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the downtown Circle-in-the-Square theatre in the late 1960's in New York, and she did a Cleopatra at Stratford.

Jens' debut was in the title role of Terror from the Year 5000, which was later featured in the 8th Season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. She subsequently had major roles in Angel Baby and the television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. In 1971, she also appeared as a widow with two children in the 1971 Gunsmoke episode, "Captain Sligo," with Richard Basehart in the title role as an Irish cattle buyer who courts her.

She has a very distinctive and sultry voice, and has also narrated a number of documentaries including The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century and the film "Clan of the Cave Bear" starring Darryl Hannah.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Salome Jens, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1935-05-08

Place of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Norm of the North as Councilwoman Klubeck (voice)
2010 Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger as Herself
2003 Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution as Herself - Narrator
1998 I'm Losing You as Diantha Krohn
1997 Nothing Sacred (1 episode)
1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (8 episodes) as Narrator
1996 The Lottery as Faith Lloyd
1994 Chicago Hope (1 episode)
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (15 episodes) as Female Shapeshifter
1992 Melrose Place (5 episodes)
1989 Cast the First Stone as Sister Angela
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1988 Superboy (2 episodes)
1988 The Wonder Years (1 episode) as Miss Stebbins
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Humanoid Progenitor
1986 L.A. Law (3 episodes) as Beatrice Schuler
1986 The Hogan Family (3 episodes)
1986 The Clan of the Cave Bear as Narrated by (voice)
1985 The Colbys (1 episode)
1985 MacGyver (1 episode)
1985 Playing with Fire as Dr. Becker
1983 A Killer in the Family as Alice Johansen
1983 Grace Kelly as Mady Christians
1983 Uncommon Valor as Nurse Ann Botts
1982 Cagney & Lacey (1 episode)
1981 Falcon Crest (4 episodes)
1981 The Two Lives of Carol Letner as Dr. Miller
1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story as Ilyena
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode)
1979 From Here to Eternity (3 episodes) as Gert Kipfer
1977 Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress as Terri
1977 In the Glitter Palace as Judge Kendis Winslow
1977 Meeting of Minds (2 episodes)
1976 Gibbsville (1 episode)
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1976 All's Fair (1 episode)
1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (307 episodes)
1975 The Boy Who Talked to Badgers
1974 House of Evil
1974 Petrocelli (1 episode)
1974 The Satan Murders as Ann Bristol
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1972 Savages as Emily Penning, a Woman in Disgrace
1971 Such Good Friends as Blood Donor at Hospital (uncredited)
1971 McMillan & Wife (1 episode)
1969 Medical Center (3 episodes)
1969 Me, Natalie as Shirley Norton
1966 Seconds as Nora Marcus
1966 The Rat Patrol (1 episode)
1965 The Fool Killer as Mrs. Dodd
1963 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1962 Stoney Burke (1 episode)
1961 Kraft Mystery Theatre (1 episode)
1961 Angel Baby as Angel Baby
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1958 Terror from the Year 5000 as Future Woman / Nurse
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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