Persis Khambatta (October 2, 1948 – August 18, 1998) was an Indian actress and model. Khambatta is best known for playing Lieutenant Ilia in the 1979 movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Khambatta died in Mumbai, India on August 18, 1998 due to a heart attack. She had been taken to Marine Hospital in Mumbai after experiencing chest pains. Her funeral was held the following day in Mumbai.