|Persis Khambatta (1950 - 1998)
Miss India of 1965
|The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) [Dr. Persis Ray]: Reportedly pushed down a mineshaft by Sidney Poitier when she threatens the shoot the rope that Michael Caine is hanging onto. (I haven't seen this movie myself.) (Thanks to Stephen)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) [Lt. Ilia]: Disintegrated by the V'Ger Entity, which then constructs a sophisticated robotic duplicate of her to serve as its emissary. (Thanks to Ric)
Nighthawks (Hawks) (1981) [Shakka Holland a.k.a. Shakka Kapoor]: Shot in the head by Billy Dee Williams when she rushes to attack Sylvester Stallone.
Phoenix the Warrior (She Wolves of the Wasteland) (1987) [Cobalt]: Killed in an explosion after Kathleen Kinmont pulls the pin out of one of Persis' grenades during a fight.