(written from a Production point of view)
Sandra Nelson (born 29 December 1962; age 50) is the actress who played Marayna in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Alter Ego" and Tavana in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Soldiers of the Empire". One of her costumes from her Voyager appearance was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay and re-used by background actress Fedra Thompson. 
She was a regular cast member on the soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1997 through 1999. However, the majority of her credits are composed of made-for-television movies. These include 1993's Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many with Stephen Macht, 1994's Voices from Within with Corbin Bernsen, 1996's Brothers of the Frontier with Star Trek: The Next Generation star Jonathan Frakes, and 1996's Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story with John Schuck.
In recent years, however, Nelson has branched out into motion pictures. She had roles in the 2001 film Life as a House, featuring Star Trek: Enterprise star Scott Bakula and DS9 guest actor Art Chudabala, and the 2004 film De-Lovely. Both films were directed by her father-in-law, Irwin Winkler. She also appeared in the 2002 thriller Enough, with William O. Campbell, Bill Cobbs, Bruce French, and Jeff Kober.