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Gunnel Eriksson (born 1955; age ~69) is a Swedish actress who was a regular background actress on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager who also appeared in Star Trek Generations.

For her first Trek part in the fifth season episode "The Masterpiece Society" in 1991, she filmed her scenes between Wednesday 13 November 1991 and Friday 15 November 1991 on Paramount Stage 16. Eriksson was scheduled to appear as a patient in sickbay in the episode "The Outcast" but was not filmed for this episode. On some call sheets, such as one for the episode "Homeward", she is listed as Gunnel Orbison and Gunnel Oprison.

Eriksson was born in Valla, Sweden and started her career as a model. In 1984 she became Miss Sweden and moved to the United States where she continued her work as model and also started to work as an actress with appearances in television series such as Dallas, Dynasty (1987, with Joan Collins and Richard Sarstedt), Falcon Crest (1987, with Brett Cullen, Dana Sparks, Christopher Held, Johnny C. Meier, Shirley Anthony, R.A. Rondell, Joe Stone, Kevin G. Tracey, Theodore Bikel, Buzz Barbee, and George Sasaki), Murder, She Wrote (1987, with Michael Horton, Monte Markham, Faith Burton, Walter Smith, and Debra Dilley), Cheers (1992, with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Gatti, Brian Demonbreun, David Paul Christian, Susan Lewis, Don Bennett, Leland Sun, Curt Truman, Robert Cox, Tory Christopher, and Gary Hunter), Baywatch, and Cybill (1995, with Harley Venton, Star Halm, Irving Ross, and William Steinfeldt).

Stock footage of her appearance from the Dynasty episode "The Fair" can later be seen in the television mini-series Dynasty: The Reunion (1991, with Joan Collins, Robin Sachs, Tony Jay, Keone Young, Richard Sarstedt, Gary Hunter, Tom Morga, Keith Campbell, and Lynn Salvatori).

Eriksson appeared as a Gotham Circus guest in Batman Forever (1995, with René Auberjonois, Michael Scranton, Eileen Seeley, Noby Arden, Kevin Grevioux, Sidney Liufau, Jim Palmer, Peewee Piemonte, Mike Smith, Ed Begley, Jr., Kimberly Auslander, Adolphus Hankins, Erik Cord, Bob McGovern, Ilona Wilson, Ve Neill, Susan Lewis, and Holiday Freeman).

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