Wendy HughesStar Trek TNG guest star Wendy Hughes passed away on March 8 in Sydney at the age of 61, following a battle with cancer.

Wendy Hughes was a Australian actress who guest starred as Lt. Commander Nella Daren, Picard’s love interest in the sixth-season episode “Lessons”, of Star Trek The Next Generation.

Some of her other credits included:

  • My Brilliant Career
  • Careful, He Might Hear You and State Coroner
  • The Graduate
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The actor Bryan Brown broke the news to the audience at a Sydney Theatre Company Travelling North show and lead the audience to honour her with a standing ovation.

The actress leaves behind a daughter, Charlotte, and a son, Jay.