Breast implant exploder Galina “Red” Reznikov is without doubt one of our favorite inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary on Orange is the New Black. She’s tough, sassy, and makes a (literally) mean tampon sandwich.
But underneath that fierce exterior lies a brave woman. No, we’re not talking about her former organized-crime running self. We’re talking about the fact that Red’s IRL counterpart, actor Kate Mulgrew, played Captain Kathryn Janeway on the late ’90s / early ’00s TV series Star Trek: Voyager.
There have been appearances by other women Starfleet captains in the Star Trek-verse, however Mulgrew is still the only woman to play a central character CAPTAIN in any Star Trek incarnation.