Salome Jens

Salome Jens (born May 8, 1935) is an American stage, film and television actress. She played the thief in the New York premiere production of Jean Genet’s The Balcony. She received great praise playing Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the downtown Circle in the Square Theater in the late 1960s in New York.
Jens’ film debut was in the title role of Terror from the Year 5000 (1958), which was later featured in the eighth Season of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” She subsequently had roles in films such as Angel Baby (1961), The Fool Killer (1965), Seconds (1966), Me, Natalie (1969), Savages (1972), The Boy Who Talked to Badgers (1975), Diary of the Dead (1976), Cloud Dancer (1980), Harry’s War (1981) and Just Between Friends (1986). In 1993 Jens 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 lifeforms, and had a recurring role spanning 5 seasons of “Star Trek: Deep Space 9” as the authoritarian Female Changeling (1994-99).
Jens narrated a number of documentaries including The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century and the 1986 film, The Clan of the Cave Bear. She also voiced the female Guardian in the Green Lantern movie (2011).

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