Gay Rowan is best known for her work on various television series, especially the mid-1970s science fiction show "The Starlost". However, she also appeared in several movies, making her cinematic debut with the '73 Canadian drama "The Girl in Blue", about an attorney who has spent four years pining after his dream woman. Rowan did not play the object of his affections, but Bonnie, the main protagonist's pushy girlfriend who wants him to propose to her. That same year, she began appearing on "The Starlost", a series created by famed sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison, and which had multiple connections to "2001: A Space Odyssey". Co-produced by "2001" special effects pioneer Douglas Trumbell and starring Keir Dullea, it took place aboard an enormous spaceship containing biospheres, each of which housed an isolated human society. Rowan played Rachel, one of the main characters who learn the true nature of their world. While bad ratings and creative differences inevitably doomed "The Starlost", she continued to work steadily through the rest of the '70s and early 1980s, guest-starring in episodes of "One Day at a Time" and "Alice", as well as an episode of the drama "St. Elsewhere". During the mid-'70s, she also co-starred in the movie "Sudden Fury" as Janet, the wife of a devious land speculator who leaves her to die after a car crash.