“Mudd’s Women.” Roger C. Carmel, who played Harry Mudd, “was also the voice of Smokey Bear in fire safety advertisements, as well as Decepticon lieutenant Cyclonus in the popular Transformers animated series.” (update, In comments, Joe S. Walker adds that Carmel also appeared “in one of the worst films of all time, Myra Breckenridge.”)
Of the three women Harry Mudd brings aboard the Enterprise, one was played by Karen Steele, who “reportedly earned her first money by spearing baby sharks in the private cove on the estate of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton.” In 1970 she lost her agent because she turned down being a regular on a tv series and instead went on a morale tour of Pacific service hospitals. This was during Vietnam. That year she said, “ A lot of people in this town just don’t understand me. … They don’t believe me when I tell them I’d rather spend 17 hours talking to General Westmoreland than exchanging amenities at some Hollywood party.”
Another, Susan Denberg, was “Playmate of the Month” in the August 1966 issue of Playboy. During the late 1960s she had drug problems: “I became hooked on LSD and marijuana … I needed LSD every day, almost every hour…” I don’t think that’s really possible.