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"Sex and the City"
star Kim Cattrall turns 56 today. But before "SATC," there was "ST" -- "Star Trek!"

Who would've guessed the actress behind sex-crazed Samantha Jones once played an emotionless Vulcan? Back in 1991, Kim donned prosthetic ears to portray Valeris in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."

Kim isn't the only big name who starred in that film: Christopher Plummer, Iman and Kurtwood Smith also had roles. In fact, many celebrities have appeared in "Star Trek" shows and films over the franchise's 45+ year history, some of whom would surprise you.

Take "Desperate Housewives" stars Teri Hatcher and Vanessa Williams, who appeared on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Deep Space Nine," respectively (see here and here). See even more stars on "Star Trek," above!

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