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Diana Cignoni (born 26 March 1965; age 55) is a German-American model, actress and filmmaker, who played a dabo girl in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first season episodes, "Emissary" and "A Man Alone".
She first appeared as an actress in a 1992 episode of the German detective series Derrick, and moved to the United States the same year. In 1993, she was featured in the comedy Amore! (with James Doohan).
In 1998, Cignoni appeared in Free Enterprise with William Shatner, Thomas Hobson, and Lori Lively. The movie was directed and co-written by Robert Meyer Burnett, and produced and co-written by Mark A. Altman, who also had a small role in the film.
In later years, she also performed in the films Junked (1999), Spanish Fly (2002), Nobody Needs to Know (2003), Y.M.I. (2004), The Rules (2008), Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked (2011, with John Vickery), and Surviving in L.A. (2019).
Cignoni also guest-starred in episodes of Diagnosis Murder (2001) and The Pretender (2000, with Barbara Babcock).
More recently, Cignoni worked as director, producer and writer on several independent short films.