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Katee Sackhoff

Updated on August 8, 2011

Katee Sackhoff: American actress and sci-fi goddess

Katee Sackhoff is best known for her role as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica. Not a sci-fi fan? You may be, after you get to know Katee.

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Starbuck: BSG Season 4

Starbuck: BSG Season 4
Starbuck: BSG Season 4

Three reasons to love Katee Sackhoff

She is a tough chick who looks as beautiful in a flight suit as she does in a dress.

She quit smoking when she realized she's become a role model for young women.

Katee quote: "I've always said that if a woman can do it better, by all means let her."

What do you think? What is Kara "Starbuck" Thrace?

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In light of all we've seen so far, including the revelation from the mysterious Cylon "God" hybrid from Razor, what do you think? What will become of Kara Thrace and her Special Destiny (I love saying that)? Is she the savior of mankind? Or the "Harbinger of Doom?"

One more question: What is Starbuck's "Special Destiny?"

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Katee in Bionic Woman

Katee Sackhoff is the best part of the Bionic Woman. Here is a tribute video featuring her character, Sarah Corvus.

Katee Sackhoff talks about where BSG might be going

Katee answers a young fan's question about what Starbuck thinks of having a Cylon husband.

"Maybe Katee" Starbuck tribute video

Download Katee Sackhoff desktop backgrounds here

Here are some Katee Sackhoff wallpapers from various sites. Click on a picture to load and save the full-size image.

Katee Sackhoff Bionic Woman wallpaper

Katee Sackhoff Starbuck wallpaper

Starbuck Viper wallpaper

Katee Sackhoff BSG wallpaper

Katee Sackhoff The Last Sentinel wallpaper

Starbuck the Viper jock

A little background on Kara "Starbuck" Thrace


Kara had intended to be a professional Pyramid ball player until her knee gave out. She eventually joined the military, where she found more acceptance than she, an abused child, had felt at home. Although Kara's mother had served in the Marines in the First Cylon War, Kara was the first person in the family to become an officer. Kara's mother was not content with her daughter's military record, however, claiming she is not disciplined enough, and that she is wasting her natural talent for flying.

As a Flight Instructor at the Colonial Flight School, she met and became romantically involved with one of her students, Zak Adama. Although Zak told her that he did not want any special treatment from her, Kara passed him even though he failed Basic Flight - she could not bring herself to crush his dreams.

Her leniency cost Zak his life when he was killed in his first Viper mission. After his death, Starbuck met his father, Commander Adama. He realized that Starbuck and Zak had been engaged and brought her under his command as a Lieutenant. Zak's death, however, created a wedge between Commander Adama and his other son, Lee "Apollo" Adama, who blames his father for Zak's death. After the funeral, Lee broke off all contact with his father and Starbuck.

Starbuck has a natural talent for flying and is considered Galactica's best pilot, although she is also known for being an avid card player and drinker. Commander Adama loves Kara despite her flaws and considers her something of a surrogate daughter. However, Starbuck and Colonel Tigh share a mutual sense of loathing.

Katee Sackhoff thanks the fans

Kara Thrace is one tough, damaged chick - but I still love her!

Katee talks about Starbuck's fight with Six

Starbuck's shows off her skills in a Battlestar Galactica dogfight

This is the kind of action that got me addicted to Battlestar Galactica, and made me a Katee Sackhoff fan! Starbuck rocks!

Katee Sackhoff on Bionic Woman
Katee Sackhoff on Bionic Woman

Katee Sackhoff as the Bad-#@! Bionic Woman

photo from NBC Universal

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Have you met Katee? Seen her somewhere? Think she's awesome?

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      SaintFrantic 6 years ago

      One of the few worth mentioning actresses in the last 10 years.Great Lens

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      QuinnWolf LM 6 years ago

      Starbuck is by far my favorite character from BSG reimagined but then again, I'm a sucker for tough chicks.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love to see her acting in 24 season 8. She looks so great & beautiful.

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      Angelina 9 years ago from California

      Really well done lens, I love BSG and Katee Sackhoff is part of an amazing cast...she's one of my favorite characters. 5 *'s

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      thomasz 10 years ago

      Wow really great lens. Come visit my lenses.

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      Robin S 10 years ago from USA

      Nice work on this tribute lens.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Love the show and your work. :>