Honestly, I don't get what the people on this board see in Marianna Hill (Helen Noel). I mean, sure, she wasn't bad-looking, and definitely quite curvaceous, but there are plenty of other TOS guest actresses I find more beautiful. I was going to make a list, but it was getting rather long before I even got to the second season.
I completely agree! I hadn't even registered her as anything other than one convenient proof that Christmas still existed in the 23rd century. It was this BBS that informed me she was a great beauty etc..
Mariette Hartley and Teri Garr were my girl crushes when I first watched TOS.