When we attend weddings, we generally don’t assume that our gift should be equal to the price of us being there. While it may cost $250 per head for each guest, no bride or groom should expect their gift back should be as much as this. However, this Aussie bride did!
This bride had expensive taste. One guest reported, “She had a beautiful wedding, lots of guests, lots of wine and food. There were even fireworks when she and her new husband left – via yacht – to go on their honeymoon.” Disappointingly for the bride, not all her guests could live up to this lavish lifestyle, and one unfortunate guest paid the consequences.
This guest gave the newlyweds $200 in cash as well as a $75 “designer candle” that the bride had previously requested. However, according to the bridezilla, this was not a “real gift”.
“She told me the cost of having me and my husband at the wedding was far more than the miserly gift we gave her,” the woman claimed the bride said, before demanding “another $300 cash.”
According to this dreadful bride, the candle was not good enough because she “can’t do anything with it” and it wasn’t “the big one” that she wanted. However, the woman was unable to afford the larger candle which was a ridiculous $150!
After being nagged at for what felt like years, the speechless guest decided it was the of their friendship after the bride decided to hang up on her. Coming to understand that “$200 is a lot of money for the average person to give here [Australia]” she realized she was not in the wrong.
Sharing the story to social media, this guest received the feedback she deserved. Many called the bride “ungrateful” and “toxic,” whilst others said, “Your friend is just ungrateful” and “True colors etc. Very unfortunate.”
We wonder if the bride did end up using her unuseful candle in the end…
Many tuned into Star Trek from the very beginning in 1966. Millions continued to watch one of the greatest sci-fi TV shows of all time. The women of the show particularly stood out as being brilliant, capable, and often heroines of the episodes. You will be amazed to see what appearing on Star Trek has done for these women and where they are now.
Gates McFadden- Then
Famous for its interesting story ideas and advanced CGI, Star Trek is one of the best shows of all time.
Unbeknown to many, Cheryl “Gates” McFadden was originally cast as Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s love interest before gaining the role of a medical doctor named Beverly Crusher. McFadden left the show after the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation due to conflicts with the head writer. She finally returned to the show after a season with the aid of co-stars supporting her.
Gates McFadden- Now
Gates McFadden graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts distinction. After University, she studied at a prestigious French buffoonery school (mime and clown college) where she learned the art of acting with her body and expressions.
She is now away from the television screens and instead narrating audiobooks. Gates is married to John Cleveland Talbot and together they have a son. She was actually pregnant with her son during the filming of The Next Generation, but her baby bump was hidden by pieces on set.
Rosalind Chao- Then
Appearing in two shows, Rosalind Chao was seen on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Her role was a botanist and she was the head of plant science on the USS Enterprise-D and was a school teacher for children who lived in the space station Deep space 9. Named Keiko O’Brien, her character was strong-willed with strong Japanese traditions. She became the wife of Starfleet officer Miles O’Brien in 2367 in a Japanese-Irish ceremony.
Rosalind Chao- Now
Born in California as a second-generation Chinese-American, Rosalind grew up attending an all-white high school where she seemingly broke barriers. She went on to study journalism at the University of Southern California.
After her career on Star Trek, Rosalind appeared in two episodes of M*A*S*H and then again on the spin-off AfterMASH. However, her acting days did not end there. Chao has featured in many one-off episodes and can be seen from the 2016 Netflix science-fiction show, The OA.
Whoopi Goldberg- Then
The famous Whoopi Goldberg also dabbed her foot in a few episodes of the show. She featured in many episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation from season two to six. Her character was named Guinan.
Guinan ran the lounge in the Enterprise-D but she was also a sort of therapist, providing counsel to many Starfleet members. Whoopi was always interested in the TV show and was excited to learn that a black woman was in the original series. She recalls telling her mother, “There’s a black lady on TV and she ain’t a maid!”
Whoopi Goldberg- Now
It is pretty obvious that Whoopi has made other appearances since Star Trek. She is one of the most successful actresses of all time, achieving an “EGOT” title. In other words, she has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony award.
She is one of 12 others that have ever won this incredible honor. Whoopi has been most noted for her roles in films like Sister Act and The Color Purple. But don’t worry, Goldberg has not left our screens yet, she is still a familiar face as one of the hosts of The View.
Grace Lee Whitney- Then
Grace played Janice Rand in the first season of Star Trek: The Original Series. Interestingly she was also involved with promoting the show before it had aired.
Despite her large involvement, Whitney was cut from the show as writers wanted to break her up from Captain James T. Kirk so that he could explore other love interests. Producer, Roddenberry, was admittingly sorry for the firing and regretted his decision. Grace did appear in some Star Trek movies and made appearances at conventions.
Grace Lee Whitney- Now
Despite being fired, Grace Lee Whitney did not give up. She starred in the classic comedy movie, Some Like It Hot alongside Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon. She also experienced life on Broadway and played Miss Holland in the musical Top Banana.
In 1952, a cartoon mermaid was created inspired by Grace. The cartoon was used for the Chicken Of The Sea tuna branding. Unfortunately, Grace’s life was taken over by alcoholism. Despite undergoing various programs to keep her sober, she passed away age the age of 85 in 2015.
Nichelle Nichols- Then
Nichelle Nichols, an African-American actress, played the character Uhura. On the show, she was an easy-going individual that tended to sit on the fence when it came to decision making.
She played the role of a communications officer. Even when she felt it was time to leave she was convinced to stay on the show by none other than Martin Luther King Jr., who felt it necessary to keep her on the screen. Eventually becoming a Starfleet commander, she was the first Black character on any TV show that had power.
Nichelle Nichols- Now
Before featuring on Star Trek, Nichols started out as a singer and even sang with the legend Duke Ellington. Given her ability to sing, Nichelle decided to leave the show to continue her career on Broadway.
However, Martin Luther King Jr. told her, in the nicest possible way, “You can’t. You’re part of history.” She had a great opportunity working for NASA to recruit women and minorities to work with a project called Women in Motion. Nichol’s career is another that is ongoing with her most recent role in The Young and the Restless.
Nana Visitor- Then
Nana Visitor is known for her role as Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Kira is a rebel in the Bajoran Resistance, making her a tough warrior. Quotes such as, “Fighting hit and run, always outgunned, living on nothing but hate and adrenaline.
It’s not much of a life and it eats away at you so that every day a little part of you dies,” show just how hard this character is and reveals her tough life. Her strength assisted her to become the commander of the Starfleet station.
Nana Visitor- Now
Away from the cameras, Nana Visitor’s character made such an impact that an asteroid was named after her called “26733 Nanavisitor.” Visitor is a triple threat; she can sing, act and dance. This enabled her to obtain her part in the Broadway show, Chicago.
In her personal life, Nana was married three times and has two kids. Whilst filing Deep Space Nine, she was pregnant with one of her two children. Rather than covering this, the writers put it into the storyline.
Roxann Dawson- Then
This excellent actress not only starred in Star Trek: Voyager, she also directed 2 episodes of the season along with 10 episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. Roxann Dawson plays B’Elanna Torres who is half-Klingon and half-human made obvious by her spooky CGI makeup.
Despite struggling with her obscure identity, she was able to achieve the Chief Engineer status on the Voyager. On the show, she married Tom Paris and together they had a child, Miral Paris, whilst on the Voyager as it made its way to Earth.
Roxann Dawson- Now
Before casting as B’Elanna Torres, Roxann started out on Broadway as a member of the cast for the music A Chrous Line. However, after starring on the show, she turned to the off-screen side of production and became a director.
She worked on shows such as Lost, Heroes, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Mentalist. Her first marriage was to Casey Biggs, who became a cast member on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. After that marriage failed she re-married to Eric Dawson, a casting director.
Denise Crosby- Then
Denise Crosby starred as Natasha “Tasha” Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Denise had originally gone for another role but Roddenberry mixed up the casting, leaving Denise playing the lieutenant who was in charge of security.
Her role started off rather prominent, yet gradually her character moved more to the background. Crosby found this restrictive and she openly said, “I was struggling with not being able to do much with the character. I had all these ideas and couldn’t do them. I was just stage dressing.”
Denise Crosby- Now
Denise Crosby was born into a family that is familiar to Hollywood, with her father being Dennis Crosby and grandfather, Bing Crosby. Before Star Trek, Denise had her first large role in the soap opera, Days of Our Lives.
She has stayed at the top of her career by also starring in big shows such as Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, JAG, NYPD Blue, Baywatch, and The Walking Dead. Before her current husband, Denise was married to Geoffrey Edwards, son of director Blake Edwards, and she appeared in many of his films.
Martha Hackett- Then
Even though Martha Hacket is best known as Seska from Star Trek: Voyager, she had also featured in a couple of episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a different character, in fact, she played a Romulan rather than a Cardassian.
In order to integrate with the Maquis rebels and spy on them, Seska underwent a procedure to make her appear Bajoran. Eventually, she ended up on the USS Voyager but struggled to cope with the high moral standards and rules of the Starfleet.
Martha Hackett- Now
Never underestimate an actress as Martha Hackett is very highly educated. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University cum laude.
Coincidentally, when Martha got pregnant and told the writers, they explained that they had already been writing that her character, Seska, would be pregnant in the script. Although Seska was killed off, she was able to come back for two more episodes. Hackett is married to Tim Disney, a filmmaker who is part of the Disney family.
Persis Khambatta- Then
In 1979, the makers of Star Trek: The Motion Picture cast Persis Khambatta, an Indian actress and model, as Lieutenant Ilia. Ilia, a Deltan, was a Starfleet officer who was on the USS Enterprise.
The character was very committed to being a member of the Starfleet and, despite having a romantic interested in Captain Will Decker, even took an oath of celibacy. This film had a $46 million dollar budget (with almost $2 million dedicated to building the sets), but as it was a huge success, it made $139 million dollars at the box office.
Persis Khambatta- Now
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Persis Khambatta became famous after becoming the face of a soap brand. She eventually competed in beauty pageants and won the title of Miss India. She also participated in the Miss Universe contest representing the third Indian woman to ever be entered.
After starring in the Star Trek film, she made history by being the first Indian citizen to present an Oscar. She married Hollywood actor Cliff Taylor weeks after meeting 1981, but the marriage only lasted 2 months. Sadly, she suffered a fatal heart attack at 49.
Yvonne Craig- Then
Although Yvonne Craig guest-starred on only one episode of the original Star Trek series, it was very memorable. Yvonne played an Orion slave girl named Marta whose beauty was used by Garth of Izar as a honeypot.
Her duty was to try and seduce Captain James Kirk, something that came naturally to Orions. But this was unsuccessful and Kirk was able to resist attempts. As a result, Marta tried to attack Kirk, but again she failed. She was then killed by Garth.
Yvonne Craig- Now
Before her acting career, Yvonne Craig started as a ballerina. Although her one-off episode on Star Trek was memorable, this is not what Craig is best known for.
She is famously known for portraying Batgirl on the 1960s TV show Batman. Yvonne used her status as Batgirl to encourage and support the idea that women should be paid equally to men. She wrote an autobiography called From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond. Sadly, at age 78, she passed away from cancer.
Victoria Vetri- Then
Victoria Vetri had an interesting role as a shapeshifting being who was a companion to Gary Seven. Her character name (which has become unfortunate) is Isis. When Victoria was not on screen, her characters other form was a black cat.
Both of Isis’ forms shared the same signature diamond collar. There was actually three identical-looking cats use during the filming. The character was involved in a mission that went back to the 1960s to prevent a nuclear missile from working.
Victoria Vetri- Now
Aside from her short role on Star Trek, Vetri was also a model and posed in Playboy magazine, earning the title of Playmate Of The Year. She also was in one of the most famous horror films, Rosemary’s Baby.
In 1986, Vetri married Bruce Rathbeg. But in 2010, she was arrested and charged with attempted murder after opening fire at her husband at close range. In 2011, the charge was reduced to attempted voluntary manslaughter, and she pled no contest, leading to a sentence of nine years in prison.
Sally Kellerman- Then
Sally Kellerman played the human Starfleet officer, Dr. Elizabeth Dehner. The Dr. had extrasensory perception, which was represented even from her childhood as she was good at games that involved making guesses.
Her family also shared this particular trait and scored high on extrasensory perception tests. She and Gary Mitchell both developed psionic energy abilities and personality changes that made them become cruel as the passed the galactic barrier. In order to help Kirk defeat Mitchell, Dehner sacrificed herself.
Sally Kellerman- Now
Sally’s career grew and grew since her role on Star Trek. She played Major Margeret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in the M*A*S*H movie, earnt an Oscar nomination for it. Sally has also starred in the IFC comedy show Maron and the Rodney Dangerfield comedy Back to School.
Throughout her fifty years as an actress, she has continued to be a success. She married film producer Jonathan D. Krane in 1980, but he passed away in 2016. Kellerman’s luck did not end there. After adopting two children, one, unfortunately, passed at age 27.
Sharon Acker- Then
Sharon Acker appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series called “The Mark of Gideon.” Her character, named Odona, came from planet Gideon, making her a Gideon. Unfortunately, her planet suffered from overpopulation creating a problem for the Ambassador of Gideon, Odona’s father.
He decided that she should contract Vegan choriomeningitis (a rare killing disease) from Captain James T. Kirk and bring it back to Gideon. Her father hoped that Odona’s death from the disease would inspire other Gideons and reduce the population.
Sharon Acker- Now
Sharon Acker managed to break into the Hollywood scene despite being from Canada. She played Della Street, one of her biggest roles, in The New Perry Mason. She featured in the CBC production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth alongside Sean Connery.
In 1957 she broke into the film industry and appeared in British comedy Lucky Jim. After continuing on-screen and maintaining her celebrity status for many years, Sharon finally ended her career in 1992 by quitting her role as a doctor on The Young and the Restless.
Susan Denberg- Then
Born as Dietlinde Zechner, the Austrian-German actress and model felt her name would be hard for American audiences to pronounce and so created a stage name, Susan Denberg.
She changed it for her appearance in many shows including her appearance on the episode “Mudd’s Women” of Star Trek: The Original Series. Susan plays a character from a group of other beautiful women who are transported by con artist Harry Mudd. Originally from the Halium experimental station, she ends up marrying a lithium miner.
Susan Denberg- Now
A few years after posing for Playboy in 1966, Susan Denberg continued her acting career by starring in movies including the British horror, Frankenstein Created Woman.
She then decided to move back to Austria to find that many people incorrectly thought she had passed away given her disappearance from the spotlight. Susan stayed in Austria, dropping the stage name, and now lives in Vienna with her husband, Anthony Scotti. They have two children, one of which is named Wolfgang-Dieter.
Michelle Forbes- Then
Michelle Forbes played Ro Laren in Star Trek: The Next Generation from season five until season seven. Ro was a Lieutenant in the Federation Starfleet for a small period.
When making her final appearance in “Preemptive Strike”, she becomes dissatisfied with the Federation and forsook to the Maquis side, eventually joining them permanently. This suited fit more as she had a tough childhood compared to the life of a Federation kid saying it was a “long, depressing period.”
Michelle Forbes- Now
After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo moved on to appear on the NBC police procedural show called Homicide: Life on the Street. On the show, she played Dr. Julianna Cox, the chief medical examiner.
Michelle has also acted in many other great shows, she was in 18 episodes of 24, 7 episodes of Prison Break, and 15 episodes of True Blood, 20 episodes of The Killing, and 10 episodes of Berlin Station. She was briefly married to actor Ross Kettle.
Diana Muldaur- Then
Diana Muldaur played Dr. Katherine Pulaski on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The character was supposed to replace Dr. Commander Beverly C. Crusher while she was away at Starfleet Medical. She served a rotation as the chief medical officer aboard the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D.
Diana was, in fact, in Star Trek: The Original Series 20 years earlier as a guest star. On return to the same universe, she said: “I love being back in Star Trek. It’s a challenge, but a healthy challenge.”
Diana Muldaur- Now
Diana Muldaur was notable for her role on the Star Trek shows but also for being a cast member of the legal drama, L.A. Law. In the drama, she played Rosalind Shays, a so-called “bad guy” who had a ruthless personality.
She became the first woman to become the president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1983, making history. In her personal life, Diana was married twice, first to actor James Vickery, and secondly to producer Robert Dozier. But sadly, they both passed away from cancer.
Kirstie Alley- Then
Kirstie Alley started off her show business career when she featured in the 1982 movie Star Trek: II: The Wrath of Khan. Alley played the role of Saavik, a Starfleet officer of the Lieutenant junior grade rank.
In some parts of the film, she would sit in the captain’s chair and order the ships coming and going from the spacedock. Despite being a relatively emotionless demeanor as a Vulcan, Saavik cried at Spock’s funeral. Although Saavik’s background was never explored on screen, it has, however, been interpreted in novels and comic books.
Kirstie Alley – Now
Kirstie Alley continued to appear on the screens of millions of households in the late 80s and early 90s during her time on the six-year-long show, Cheers. Alley also starred in many films, including the Olsen twins move It Takes Two, and the Woody Allen film Deconstructing Harry.
She has publicly revealed detailed about her fluctuating weight and became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig weight loss. In 1979 she converted to Scientology. Most recently, she featured in 8 episodes of Scream Queens.
Marina Sirtis – Then
Marina Sirtis is an English-born actress who is recognized amongst Star Trek fans as Counselor Deanna Troi. Her character in Star Trek: The Next Generation is a half-human half-Betazoid creature who was a counselor aboard the ship – the USS Enterprise-D.
Sirtis and Denise Crosby initially tried out for each other’s eventual roles but Roddenberry decided to switch them. In the middle of filming ‘Star Trek’, Sirtis went back to the UK to star in the BBC’s 1990 drama film “One Last Chance”.
Marina Sirtis – Now
Sirtis had a great television career following her feature in the Star Trek series and even starred in the next four films of the show, including Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek First Contact (1996), Star Trek Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek Nemesis (2002).
In 2014, Sirtis appeared in “Finders Keepers”, a horror film and later on in 2016, the actress was cast in Hallmark channel film, “My Summer Prince”. Sirtis voiced the Enterprise’s computer in the first episode in the web series Star Trek Continues, “Pilgrim of Eternity.”
Dina Meyer- Then
Dina starred in the film Star Trek: Nemesis and played the role of Donatra. This character was a commander in the Romulan army, specifically of the warbird the Valdore.
Donatra was originally in cahoots with Shinzon, a clone of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, however, she eventually saw he had a desire to destroy Earth and she found this sinful. She had a change of loyalty and moved on to the Starfleet, ending up helping the USS Enterprise fight Shinzon’s ship.
Dina Meyer- Now
Dina Meyer was a popular actress even before her time on Star Trek: Nemesis. She first featured on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1993. She also landed a role in the 1995 movie Johnny Mnemonic, acting alongside Keanu Reeves.
Her successful career continued after her Star Trek role and she starred in huge films such as Saw and Starship Troopers. Dina Meyer now resides in Los Angeles and is currently on SyFy’s third season of The Magicians, as well as the fourth season of the critically acclaimed drama, The Affair.