Montgomery died on Friday after a long battle with breast cancer

By Naja Rayne
Updated December 08, 2015 07:00 PM

Karen Montgomery, who forged her way in the television industry as an actress and producer, died on Friday after battling breast cancer for some time, according to a report.

She was 66.

Montgomery’s most notable on-screen role was as Princess Beata in Star Trek: The Next Generation, before she moved behind the camera and worked as an assistant to screenwriters, directors and producer of the 1978 film, Coming Home, Variety reports.

She reportedly continued her behind-the-scenes career working in the development department of various independent film companies, helping to produce multiple films including, Row Your Boat, ‘Til There Was You and Diary of a Hitman.

Montgomery later produced a documentary with her husband, titled Special Thanks to Roy London. The film, which focused on her former acting coach and friend, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.