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Persis Khambatta - Quotes

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Creative people are very insecure people because they don't know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out. It makes them a better actor, I feel.

Creative people are very insecure people because they don't know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out. It makes them a better actor, I feel.

Maybe I'm being philosophical and spiritual, but I believe that if you put negative energy out there that that is what will come back. ---->>>

I just have beautiful memories of what has happened in my life. ---->>>

I also had this artist friend who'd paint butterflies and things like that on my head. ---->>>

I'm going down in history with Star Trek. It's a great feeling. ---->>>

Basically, they had asked me if I would shave my head or wear a bald cap. I said look, if you are doing a series for five years I would want to shave my hair because I would go bald with all the gum and glue from the bald cap. ---->>>

Having shaved my head for the role put a spotlight on me. ---->>>

I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late '80s. I hadn't gone to a convention before that. It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that. ---->>>

I love America. I eagerly became a citizen. I have no bitterness toward those casting directors who dismissed me because of my accent, nor toward the producers and directors who wanted to cast me but thought the audience wouldn't accept my accent. I think they're selling their audience short. ---->>>

Besides, a bald cap would have never looked real.

Besides, a bald cap would have never looked real.

I love what I do, and I'm not doing anything either for money or for the sake of some unfulfilled ambition. ---->>>

Every star, whether it's Harrison Ford or Robert De Niro, is remembered by one film. Persis is a star in the sky - how can a star be forgotten when all you have to do is look up and see her? ---->>>

Everybody told me to stay in Hollywood. This was the place they said I could have a big career. What they failed to mention was that no one would quite know what to do with me. ---->>>

I do not hide my feelings, though sometimes I get carried away. I can't remember what humiliation I had suffered at the hands of one of my boyfriends, but one day I was sitting weeping. Director Robert Wise patted my shoulder and said, 'Come on, Persis, this is costing about $10,000 a minute.' He was joking, but I got the point in a hurry. ---->>>

I was thrilled, because I like the big screen and I could then move on to the next thing. It was the biggest break for me. In a way, though, I wish it had been a TV series because then you are working for five years. ---->>>

I mean, every Star Trek episode you saw was just phenomenal. ---->>>

If there is an exotic woman it's always a terrorist role.

If there is an exotic woman it's always a terrorist role.

After Star Trek, I was with the top agencies, but producers and directors did not know what to do with me. ---->>>

I arrived in Hollywood and lived much of my life in America, but the fans did not really know me. ---->>>

Gene Roddenberry was a genius.

Gene Roddenberry was a genius.

I know that nobody can become a star without a team. ---->>>

One thing about me, as far as my career is concerned, is that I'm very confident. I know I'm good. ---->>>

If I send out positive messages, it will set a chain of healthy thought processes. ---->>>

We are all part of the same energy that envelops. ---->>>

I had a growing career as a model and an actress in London - I had starred opposite Michael Caine and Sidney Poitier in 'The Wilby Conspiracy' - but everyone told me to stay in Hollywood. This was the place, they said, and I could have a big career. What they failed to mention was that no one would quite know what to do with me. ---->>>

I thought I was very pretty without hair. Naked, more honest somehow. No glamor, just bald old me. I seldom wore wigs or hats. But some people must have thought I was an exhibitionist or a religious fanatic. ---->>>

I was brought to Hollywood by Gene Roddenberry and Michael Eisner, chosen from 600 hopefuls to star in the original 'Star Trek' motion picture. The success of the film, coupled with the allure that I had shaved my head for the role, put a spotlight on me. ---->>>

It's tough to make it as an actor, tougher still to make it as an actress - the Screen Actors Guild is eager to provide the statistics to verify the latter. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Indian
Born: 10-02, 1950
Birthplace:
Die: 08-18, 1998
Occupation: Actress
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Persis Khambatta (2 October 1948 – 18 August 1998) was an Indian model, actress and author. She was best known for her role as Lieutenant Ilia in the 1979 feature film Star Trek: The Motion Picture.(wikipedia)