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Anna Katarina (born 14 March 1960; age 60) is the Swiss actress who played the role of Valeda Innis in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Haven". This was her first television appearance. She later played a Vulcan science council member in 2009's Star Trek. A behind the scenes shot of her Vulcan character was later used for the 2013 virtual collectible card battle game Star Trek: Rivals on card #63, Vulcan Council Member Solas.
After her appearance on The Next Generation, Katarina appeared on Miami Vice in an episode directed by Russ Mayberry and guest-starring Robert Beltran. She also guest-starred in a two-part episode of the NBC television drama series Law & Order entitled "The Torrents of Greed". Fellow Star Trek performers Phillip Richard Allen and Stephen McHattie had guest roles in the episode, as well. Katarina later appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent with Zach Galligan and Josh Pais.
She has a few feature films to her credit. Her first was the 1989 drama Slaves of New York, which starred DS9 guest actor Chris Sarandon. That same year, she played the female lead in the post-apocalyptic action film The Blood of Heroes. She later appeared as the Poodle Lady in the 1992 blockbuster Batman Returns, which also featured appearances by Vincent Schiavelli, Biff Yeager, and Anthony De Longis.
Katarina also co-starred with Jim Metzler and John Fleck in the little-known 1992 film A Weekend with Barbara and Ingrid, in which she played Barbara. She then had supporting roles in the 1996 science fiction film Omega Doom and the 1997 thriller The Game, the latter of which co-starred Elizabeth Dennehy. Most recently, she appeared as Agent Corbeille in the 2006 comedy The Pink Panther.