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Knowing her Scandinavian heritage she adopted the more European sounded, "Marta" and used Marta Kristen as her stage name. She first appeared in a 1961 episode ("Bang! You're Dead") of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, alongside Billy Mumy, who would later co-star with Kristen in Lost in Space. Her first success in acting was the role of Lorelei in the 1965 movie Beach Blanket Bingo. She would later star in Lost in Space and make numerous guest appearances on television shows. When her daughter was born in 1969 she began making television commercials and eventually appeared in more than 40. She also made the occasional film appearance in movies such as Terminal Island (1973) and the cult science fiction film Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). In recent years she has starred in the 1998 television movie Lost in Space Forever and had a cameo role in the 1998 movie Lost in Space. She also appeared in the A&E Biography Jonathan Harris, Never Fear Smith Is Here in 2002. Kristen also provided voice work for the 2009 animated theatrical short The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas which also included voice work from her Lost in Space co-stars Harris, Mumy and Angela Cartwright.