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Gabrielle Beaumont (born 7 April 1942; age 72) was born in London and is the first woman to direct on Star Trek. Other directorial credits include M*A*S*H, The Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice, Law & Order and Beverly Hills, 90210.
In 1982, she married the actor Olaf Pooley, who appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Blink of an Eye", which Beaumont directed. She had previously directed Pooley in a 1978 edition of pre-school program Rainbow, in a 1978 episode of Shadows, in the 1984 TV movie Gone Are the Dayes (co-starring Bibi Besch), in a 1990 episode of TECX, in a 1992 episode of L.A. Law, in a 1996 episode of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (starring Joe Lando), and in the 1996 TV movie Beastmaster: The Eye of Braxus (co-starring Patrick Kilpatrick, Tony Todd, and David Warner). She also directed the 1980 horror movie The Godsend, which Pooley co-wrote. The pair have since separated.
Beaumont wrote a 1989 episode of A Fine Romance, as well as the 1998 TV film Diana: A Tribute to the People's Princess, which she also directed, about the life of Diana, the Princess of Wales, who died the previous year.
In August 1994, Beaumont married cinematographer Michael J. Davis, who died in 2008. She now lives in Spain.