Updated: 01/02/2017 04:28 PM | First Published: 01/02/2017 01:57 AM

Sally Kellerman was destined to be an actress

Sally Kellerman in Star Trek

Sally Clare Kellerman, renowned by her celebrated name Sally Kellerman, was born on 2 June 1973, in Long Beach, California to parents Edith Baine (née Vaughn) and John Helm Kellerman. Her late mother was a piano teacher while her father was an executive at Shell Oil Company. A shy person in her childhood, Sally graduated from Hollywood High School.

Despite her shy nature, Kellerman managed to perform in school production Meet Me in St. Louis. She had a thrust for acting while growing up and in order to broaden her horizon as an actress, she joined Jeff Corey’s acting classes. Within a year from joining the classes, she bagged a role in Look Back in Anger

Sally made her debut film appearance in 1957 from Reform School Girl while her second film appearance came from The Boston Strangler in 1968. During the 60s, she mostly appeared in television sitcoms starting from Cheyenne in 1962. 

The actress found it hard to make a major impact on the television and in order to boost her career, she performed on stage. Her attractive measurements played a major role in her stardom. Enemy of the Public, The Marriage-Go-Round and Call Me by My Rightful Name are some of the stage acts she has performed in. 

Kellerman finally landed a career-defining role in 1964 when she was featured as Ingrid Larkin in an episode called The Human Factor of The Outer Limit, which was followed by the role of Judith Bellero in the episode The Bellero Shield. 

Till date, the actress has been parts of a number of television series, some of which are Seaway (1965), Star Trek (1966), Saturday Night Live (1981), Tall Tales and Legends (1986), 90210 (2011), Maron (2014), etc. 

She recently appeared as Janet Davidson in the sitcom Decker: Unclassified in 2016. Likewise, she appeared in movies His Neighbor Phil and Flycatcher. She still works with great enthusiasm.