The fact that she was Roddenberry's girlfriend had little to do with getting the role as No.1. He could've easily cast a much bigger star in her place, and given her a token role the way he eventually had to. And let's set the record straight. She wasn't "dating" him for his money or power. He was a nobody when she met him. She truly loved that man, more than I've ever seen anyone love anyone else. She sparkled around him like a newly cut diamond.