Alice Krige

Alice Krige

South African actress
Date of Birth: 28.06.1954
Country: South Africa

  1. Biography of Alice Krige
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Career
  4. Awards and Recognition

Biography of Alice Krige

Alice Krige is a South African actress, best known for her role as the Borg Queen in the film "Star Trek: First Contact". She was born on June 28, 1954, in Upington, South Africa, to psychologist Pat and therapist Louis Krige.

Early Life and Education

In 1976, Alice moved to London, intending to follow in her parents' footsteps and become a doctor. However, her plans changed after she began attending acting courses at Rhodes University. She later enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London to study dramatic arts.


Alice made her film debut in 1979, with a role in the television project "A Tale of Two Cities". She then went on to portray Sybilla Gordon in the historical drama "Chariots of Fire" (1981) and Eva Galli/Alma Mobley in the film "Ghost Story" (1981). She also appeared in the television series "Murder, She Wrote" (1984-1996) and played Versavious in the film "King David" (1985). In 1988, she portrayed Mary Shelley in the drama "Haunted Summer".

In addition to her film work, Alice also performed on stage and appeared in numerous television projects in both the United States and England. Some of her notable television roles include "Badja Oklahoma" (1988), "Ladykiller" (1992), "Ellis Island" (1984), and "The Red and the Black" (1993). However, her most iconic role came in the film "Star Trek: First Contact", where she played the Borg Queen. She reprised this role in the "Star Trek" series and several sequels.

Awards and Recognition

In 1982, Alice received the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her work in the film "Annie and the Gun". She was also nominated for a Saturn Award in 1992 for her role in the film "Sleepwalkers".

Alice Krige has had a successful career in both film and television, earning recognition for her versatile performances. She continues to be a respected and acclaimed actress in the industry.