Alice Krige Undressed
Alice Maud Krige (born June 28, 1954 in Upington, South Africa) is an actress best known for her role in the ''Star Trek'' series as the Borg Queen. She grew up without television, as television was not started in South Africa until 1976, the year she left for London.
Initially she had plans to become a clinical psychologist but turned to acting after an experience in an acting class at Rhodes University. She then attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
She made her professional debut on British television in 1979 and appeared in the television movie ''A Tale of Two Cities''. She went on to play Sybil Gordon in ''Chariots of Fire'' and Eva Galli in ''Ghost Story'' (both 1981).
She had played Bathsheba in ''King David'' (1985) and Mary Shelley in ''Haunted Summer'' (1988). She had appeared on stage in plays such as the production of Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved". She had appeared in what she called "tons of TV" in both the U.S. and the UK. This includes made for television movies from Baja Oklahoma (1988) and Ladykiller (1992), to mini-series such as Ellis Island (1984) and The Scarlet and the Black (1993).
In ''Star Trek: First Contact'', she played the Borg Queen, who is on a mission to assimilate Earth into the Borg collective. She would return to this role in the Star Trek game Star Trek: Armada II, and in the ''Star Trek: Voyager'' series finale,
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1982 (1981 season) for Most Promising Newcomer in the production of ''Arms of the Man''. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 1992 Saturn Awards for her role in
''Sleepwalkers''. In April 2004 she was awarded an honorary Litt.D. degree from Rhodes University.
Krige is married to the writer and director Paul Schoolman.