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Lucia Rijker (born 6 December 1967; age 48) is a Dutch actress and professional boxer and kickboxer. She portrayed a Romulan communications officer in 2009's Star Trek. Rijker won her role after two auditions and was scheduled to shoot her scenes during the first two weeks of March 2008. 
Dubbed "The Most Dangerous Woman in the World," Rijker has never been defeated by a female opponent in boxing or kickboxing. Her sole defeat came in a kickboxing match with a male opponent, Thai boxer Somchai Jaidee, in 1994. Rijker holds five world kickboxing titles and has won the Junior Welterweight title from the Women's International Boxing Federation. As of February 2008, her boxing record is 17-0 with 14 knockouts and her kickboxing record is 37-0 with 25 knockouts.
As an actress, Rijker can abe seen in the 2002 film Rollerball as a member of the Red Team. In 2004, she made a guest appearance on the CBS series JAG in an episode featuring Star Trek alumni David Andrews, Michael Reilly Burke, Bruce Davison, Scott Lawrence, and Zoe McLellan.
In 2004 Rijker had a supporting role as Billie "The Blue Bear" Oystermann in the 2004 Academy Award-winning film Million Dollar Baby, directed and starring Clint Eastwood. In this film she was the final opponent of Hilary Swank's character and also worked as boxing technical advisor behind the scenes. Fellow Trek performers Benito Martinez, Tom McCleister, Jamison Yang, Miguel Perez, Marco Rodriguez, Jude Ciccolella, Spice Williams-Crosby, Rosine "Ace" Hatem, Bridgett Riley, and Boni Yanagisawa also had roles in this film. Rijker was interviewed for two features on the Special Edition DVD release, called "Born to Fight" and "B-Roll". On the previous one she talked about her connection to the film and the similar path compared to Swank's character in the film and on the latter one she was featured as boxing trainer behind the camera.
More recently she had a recurring role as prison inmate Dusty in the Showtime network series The L Word and audition for a part in the science fiction sequel Terminator: Salvation.