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Date of Birth: 11 March 1943
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Dorothy Lee Perrins
Angelique Pettyjohn (11 March 1943 – 14 February 1992) was an American actress and burlesque queen. She is best known in show business for her appearance as the drill thrall Shahna in the Star Trek episode, "The Gamesters of Triskelion".
Pettyjohn was born Dorothy Lee Perrins in Los Angeles, California and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her first film appearances were in 1967 under the name Angelique. They include The Touch of Her Flesh and The Love Rebellion. Her big break came that same year in the Elvis Presley film, Clambake. She also tested for the role of Nova in the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes (Linda Harrison got the part). In 1969 she co-starred, and did several nude scenes, in the science fiction sex comedy The Curious Female and had a supporting role in the Glenn Ford Western Heaven with a Gun. She was in the biker film Hell's Belles (1970), and played a topless dancer in the 1971 low-budget crime drama The G.I. Executioner.
Pettyjohn is probably best known for her guest appearances in various 1960s television shows. In addition to Star Trek, Pettyjohn appeared on Mister Terrific, The Green Hornet, Batman, Love, American Style, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., and as CONTROL agent in drag Charlie Watkins in the 1967 episodes of Get Smart titled "Smart Fit the Battle of Jericho," and "Pussycat Galore."
During the 1970s, she worked as a burlesque star in Las Vegas. In 1970, she appeared in Barry Ashton's Burlesque Show at the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall and Saloon. She later was a featured showgirl in the Vive Paris Vive show at the Aladdin Hotel. She also was featured in the Maxim Hotel & Casino Burlesque Show, and in 1978 teamed with Bob Mitchell and Miss Nude Universe in "True Olde Tyme Burlesque" at the Joker Club. She was photographed by Robert Scott Hooper for the February 1979 Playboy pictorial "The Girls of Las Vegas".Angelique became quite popular at the Star Trek conventions and in 1979 Hooper photographed her in her "Shahna " costume from the episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion". They produced two posters, one in her complete costume and one nude without all the costume, that she sold at the conventions.
During the early 1980s, she appeared in some hardcore adult films including Titillation (1982), Stalag 69 (1982), and Body Talk (1982) using one of her pseudonyms, including Angelique, Heaven St. John or Angel St. John. often associated with her few early 1980s appearances in hardcore porn films that made use of her buxom figure. She later appeared in such cult classic features as The Lost Empire (1983), Repo Man (1984), Biohazard (1985) and Mike Jittlov's film The Wizard of Speed and Time (1989), where she played an assistant to a movie executive (and designed her own costumes).
On St. Valentine's Day 1992, Pettyjohn died in Las Vegas, Nevada of cervical cancer.
- Briefly appeared in hardcore adult features.
- Voluptuous blonde seen as bimbo-types on "Star Trek" (1966) and "Get Smart" (1965) during the 60s, as well as drive-in cult flicks such as Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968).
- Measurements: Bust 36C