Kate Vernon is a Canadian actress. Her career began in the 1980s during which she starred as Lorraine Prescott on the CBS soap opera Falcon Crest. She starred on the show from 1984 to 1985. During this period, she also guest-starred in the television shows Family Ties, Dallas, Remington Steele, Hotel, and Murder, She Wrote. Vernon went on to star in the miniseries I’ll Take Manhattan. She became further known for playing Benny Hanson in the comedy film Pretty in Pink. In the 1990s, she had notable roles in the TV shows Who’s the Boss? and Nash Bridges. The following decade, she starred as Ellen Tigh on Battlestar Galactica.