Taaffe O'Connell is an American actress and publisher, best known by her fans for her performance in cult-classic sci-fi horror film Galaxy of Terror. Her acting career began in the late 1970s and continued uninterrupted through the 1980s. Her career has seen a rebirth after 2000 and has continued to the present day. Apart from acting, O'Connell started and owned the Canoco Publishing Company during the 1990s. Canoco is a Los Angeles-based company produced Astro Caster Magazine, which specialized in casting information and advice for actors and actresses. Ms. O'Connell has written numerous articles for the magazine herself as well as being its owner and publisher.