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Arlene Martel
Arlene Martel
Role Malvina
Biographical Information
Birth Name Arline Sax
Birthdate April 14, 1936
Birthplace Bronx, New York, United States
Death Date August 12, 2014 (age 78)
Death Place Santa Monica, California, United States[1]

Arlene Martel played Malvina, a witch who sends Samantha back in time to the court of King Henry VIII, in the two-part season eight premiere (1971).


Born Arline Sax in The Bronx, New York, Martel attended the High School for the Performing Arts and starred on Broadway in the late 1950s before transitioning into screen acting.

Often credited as Arline Sax, Arlene Sax or Tasha Martel, she played Tiger on Hogan's Heroes, the witch Malvina on Bewitched and had guest spots on The Twilight Zone. She appeared as T'Pring in the 1967 Star Trek episode "Amok Time" as the prospective bride of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy). Her other credits include guest-starring roles on The Untouchables, The Young and the Restless, Battlestar Galactica and Brothers & Sisters.

She dated actor James Dean for years, and was married three times, including once to "Young and the Restless" star, Jerry Douglas.

Martel died of complications from a heart attack in Santa Monica, California (per The Hollywood Reporter). She was 78.[2]


  1. Arlene Martel on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on December 5, 2019.
  2. Raftery, Liz. "Arlene Martel, T'Pring on Star Trek, Dies at 78" on TV August 14, 2014. Retrieved on January 31, 2020.