Jenette Elise Goldstein (born February 4, 1960) is an American actress, known for her Saturn Award–winning role in the 1986 science fiction action film Aliens.
Goldstein was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Beverly Hills.
Her first film role was in James Cameron's Aliens (1986), as the Hispanic character PFC Jenette Vasquez. Due to its title, she initially thought the film was about immigration and arrived at her audition for the part of a tough-as-nails space marine in a short skirt and high heels. She also appeared as the vampire Diamondback in Near Dark (1987), Officer Meagan Shapiro in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Janelle Voight in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), the USS Enterprise science officer in Star Trek Generations (1994), and an Irish immigrant mother in Titanic (1997).
Goldstein is now the proprietor of the store Jenette Bras, a large-size bra specialist known for its slogan "The alphabet starts at 'D'".
Awards and nominations
- ^ a b c Adam Wills, "Actress Finds Feminist Fanboys in 'Alien' Places", Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, June 10, 2009, p. 9 (retrieved June 15, 2009).
- ^ "Tough, But Totally Female". Los Angeles Daily News. August 4, 1986. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
- ^ "All the Rage", Los Angeles Times blog, May 15, 2009 (retrieved June 15, 2009).