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The Many Faces of Tora Ziyal

Cyia Batten as the Young Tora Ziyal

Cyia Batten (born 26 January 1972; age 40) has played three different roles on three Star Trek series and was the first of three actresses to play Tora Ziyal, Gul Dukat‘s daughter, appearing twice in DS9‘s fourth season.

Cyia Batten (born January 26, 1972) is an American dancer, model and film/television actress as well as former Pussycat Dolls dance troupe.[1] She has worked as a professional dancer all over the world for various projects including The Pussycat Dolls and Carmen Electra, Teatro Comunale di Firenze and others.

Then, there was Tracy Middendorf

Tracy Middendorf (born 26 January 1970; age 42) was the second actress to play Tora Ziyal. She appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “For the Cause“.

Finally, There was Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith (born 16 December 1962; age 49) was the third and final actress to play Tora Ziyal on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She has also had recurring roles on Seinfeld (where her character had a memorably awkward encounter with Jason Alexander‘s George), Melrose Place, The Division, the science fiction Western The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., and also had a recurring role on the soap opera As the World Turns. She starred with Andrew Robinson and Stephen Macht in the cult science fiction film Trancers III.