A l i e n a t e d  Wo m a n  :
Commander Counselor Deanna Troi, Daughter of The Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, Heir to the Holy Rings of Beta-Humanity

"An Exotic"

When Marina Sirtis was cast as the actress to play Troi, producers referred to her as "an exotic".  This label embodies understanding non-Aryan female as dark, connected to nature, and dominable.  To further present Troi as exotic, producers had Sirtis develop an "accent" to hide her British speech. 

To think on...

-Why was the actress chosen to portray this character?
-What changes does the actress affect to tranform herself into the character?
-How do you identify characters' ethnicity?