Jennifer Rubin (actress)

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Jennifer Rubin
Jennifer Rubin 1988 publicity headshot.jpg
Rubin in a 1988 publicity headshot
Born Jennifer Collene Rubin
(1962-04-03) April 3, 1962 (age 55)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1987–present
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Spouse(s) Elias Koteas (m. 1987–90)

Jennifer Collene Rubin (born April 3, 1962)[1] is an American actress and former model. A competitive swimmer during her youth, Rubin was discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency and went on to model for Calvin Klein and became Ford International Model of the Year in 1984. She made her film debut as Taryn White in the 1987 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors[2] and has since starred in a variety of films including Andrew Fleming's Bad Dreams (1988), Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991), Alan Shapiro's The Crush (1993), Louis Venosta's The Coriolis Effect (1994) and Christian Duguay's Screamers (1995).

Life and career[edit]

Rubin in 2010

Rubin was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Arizona, where she stumbled into a modeling competition on the university's campus.[3] Rubin dropped out of college and relocated to New York City to pursue modeling full-time.[3] After beginning her modeling career, Rubin was named the Ford International Model of the Year in 1984. She was the original model for Calvin Klein Obsession ads, and also modeled in Vogue.[3]

Rubin's first acting role was as Taryn in the 1987 hit horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. She later guest starred on The Twilight Zone as Amy Hawkline. Rubin married actor Elias Koteas on December 2, 1987 in Clark, Nevada.[1] The couple divorced in 1990. In 1988, Rubin starred in Bad Dreams, Permanent Records, and Blueberry Hill. The following year, Rubin portrayed Claire in an episode of the television series Miami Vice. In 1990, Rubin starred in the comedy film Too Much Sun.

In 1991, she portrayed socialite Edie Sedgwick in Oliver Stone's biopic The Doors (1991); in preparing for the role, Rubin met with Bob Dylan, who had had a relationship with Sedgwick.[4] The same year, Rubin starred in the crime drama Delusion,[5] and the television film Drop Dead Gorgeous. In 1992, Rubin starred in the drama A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon and the television film The Fear Inside. The same year, she guest starred on Tales from the Crypt. In 1993, Rubin portrayed Amy Maddik the thriller The Crush opposite Alicia Silverstone and Cary Elwes, and starred in Bitter Harvest and the television film Full Eclipse.

In 1994, Rubin was cast in the crime film Saints and Sinners, the short film The Coriolis Effect, Gospel According to Harry, Playmaker, Red Scorpion 2, and Stranger by Night. In 1995, Rubin starred in the horror film Screamers and the drama film Deceptions II: Edge of Deception. Rubin starred as the main character Janice Sterlin in The Wasp Woman (1995 film). In 1997, Rubin starred in the films Twists of Terror and Plump Fiction, and guest starred on an episode of The Outer Limits.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Taryn White
1988 Bad Dreams Cynthia
1988 Permanent Record Lauren
1988 Blueberry Hill Ellie Dane
1990 Too Much Sun Gracia
1991 The Doors Edie Sedgwick
1991 Delusion Patti
1991 Drop Dead Gorgeous Allie Holton Television film
1992 A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon Helen
1992 The Fear Inside Jane Caswell Television film
1993 The Crush Amy Maddik
1993 Bitter Harvest Kelly Ann
1993 Full Eclipse Helen Television film
1994 Saints and Sinners Eva
1994 The Coriolis Effect Ruby Short film
1994 Gospel According to Harry Karen
1994 Playmaker Jamie Harris
1994 Red Scorpion 2 Sam Guinness
1994 Stranger by Night Anne Richmond
1995 The Wasp Woman Janice
1995 Screamers Jessica Hanson
1995 Deceptions II: Edge of Deception Irene Stadler
1996 Little Witches Sister Sherilyn
1997 Twists of Terror Amy Television film
1997 Loved Debra Gill
1997 Plump Fiction Kandi Kane
1997 Last Lives Adrienne
1999 Deal of a Lifetime Tina
1999 Road Kill Blue
2000 Bel Air Sara
2000 Falcon Down Sharon Williams
2000 Sanctimony Dorothy Smith
2000 Fatal Conflict Carla Nash
2001 Cruel Game Dr. Valdes
2001 Reunion Jeanie
2001 Lawless: Beyond Justice Lana Vitale Television film
2001 Amazons and Gladiators Ione
2006 Dreamweaver Nighty Night Television film
2009 Transmorphers: Fall of Man Dr. Jo Summers
2013 Heebie Jeebies Eva Moore Television film
2014 Untold Dr. Paula Bellman


Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Twilight Zone Amy Hawkline
1989 Miami Vice Claire
1992 Tales from the Crypt Druscilla
1997 The Outer Limits. Rose Ciotti



  1. ^ a b "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2014), Elias Koteas and Jennifer Collene Rubin, 02 Dec 1987; from "Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005," database, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Clark, Nevada, United States, County Book 1208, p. C021315, archive film number 981828, Nevada State Health Division, Carson City, and Clark County Marriage Bureau, Las Vegas.
  2. ^ Englund & Goldsher 2013, p. 152.
  3. ^ a b c Scott, Rita (March 2, 2015). "Jennifer Rubin Interview on The Crypt". The Crypt (Interview). Interview with Jennifer Rubin. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ King, Susan (August 3, 1991). "Actress Jennifer Rubin Is Finally Headed in the Right Direction". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ Neff 2013, p. 217.


  • Englund, Robert; Goldsher, Alan (2013). Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams. Simon & Schuster. 
  • Neff, Alan (2013). Movies, Movie Stars, and Me. AuthorHouse. 

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