Hilary Shepard

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Hilary Shepard
Born Hilary Shapiro
(1959-12-10) December 10, 1959 (age 58)
New York City, New York, United States
Other names Hilary Shepard-Turner
Occupation Film, television actress, singer/musician
Years active 1980s-present

Hilary Shepard (born Hilary Shapiro on December 10, 1959), alternately billed as Hilary Shepard-Turner, is an American actress.


Shepard was born in New York City, New York. In the mid 1980s, Shepard was a co-lead singer and percussionist in the short-lived all-female group American Girls. The band released one album, 1986's "American Girls" on I.R.S. Records.[1]

When that group ended, she moved into acting, appearing in numerous motion picture and television series. Shepard may be best known for her recurring role as the evil pirate queen, Divatox, in the Power Rangers franchise, starting with Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. During the first half of the TV series Power Rangers Turbo, Shepard was replaced by actress Carol Hoyt in the role of Divatox as she was on maternity leave but returned to the role during the latter half of the series.

She also had two roles on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: the Benzite ensign Hoya in “The Ship” (1996) and the genetically enhanced Lauren in "Statistical Probabilities" (1997) and "Chrysalis" (1998).

She played Zena in the film Scanner Cop.

Shepard and actress Daryl Hannah co-created two board games, "Love It or Hate It" and "LIEbrary,"[1][2] the latter having been previewed by Hannah on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2005.

In 2017, she starred in the short movie The Order, alongside other former Power Rangers cast members.[3][4][5]

She is Jewish.[6]


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