(written from a Production point of view)
Karen Steele (20 March 1931 – 12 March 1988; age 56) was a Hawaiian-born model turned actress whose career ran from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. She played Eve McHuron in the Star Trek: The Original Series first season episode "Mudd's Women". She filmed her scenes between Monday 6 June 1966 and Monday 13 June 1966 at Desilu Stage 9 and Stage 10.
Steele made sixteen movies – the most famous of which is probably Marty (1955) – and about fifty television guest appearances, usually playing tough, hard-boiled characters.