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Gwen Van Dam is an actress who played an El-Aurian survivor in Star Trek Generations. She was one of the SAG day players who were hired to appear in this scene but received no screen time in the final cut.
Van Dam was married to late actor Bill Smillie until his death in 2003. They appeared together on screen in several productions.
Among her acting resume are films such as Lilith (1964, with Rene Auberjonois), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977, with Henry Gibson and Manny Perry), the academy award winning drama Coming Home (1978, with Bruce French and Jonathan Banks), The Ladies Club (1986, with Karen Austin, Bruce Davison, Nicholas Worth, Tina Lifford, James Avery, and Biff Yeager), Legion of the Dead (2001, with Matthias Hues), Viagra Falls (2006), and the short comedy Have a Nice Death (2007, still photography by Kyla Kuhner).
Van Dam has also appeared in television series such as Dark Shadows (1966, with Kathryn Leigh Scott), Mannix (1970 and 1972), The Incredible Hulk (1978, with Lance LeGault and William Lucking), T.J. Hooker (1985, with William Shatner, James Darren, and Eric Server), Knots Landing (1990), ER (2000, with Jenette Goldstein, Scott MacDonald, Joanna Miles, Skip Stellrecht, Bruce Wright, Megan Cole, Derek Mears, and Christopher Michael), Without a Trace (2002, with Enrique Murciano), Charmed (2003), and Joey (2005, with Branscombe Richmond).