The Info List - Jenette Goldstein

Jenette Elise Goldstein (born February 4, 1960) is an American actress, best known for her Saturn Award–winning role as Private Vasquez in the 1986 science fiction action film Aliens.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Goldstein was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Beverly Hills.[1] Her family is Jewish[2] (from Russia, Morocco, and Brazil).[3] Career[edit] 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.[2][verification needed] She also appeared as the vampire Diamondback in Near Dark
Near Dark
(1987), Officer Meagan Shapiro in Lethal Weapon 2
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-cup bra specialist known for its slogan "The alphabet starts at 'D'".[2][4][5] Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1986 Aliens PFC Jenette Vasquez Won— Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—DVD Exclusive Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)

1987 Near Dark Diamondback Nominated— Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Supporting Actress

1988 The Presidio Patti Jean Lynch

Martini Ranch: Reach Unknown role Music Video

Miracle Mile Beverly Hills Chick #1

1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Detective Megan Shapiro

1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Janelle Voight/T-1000

1993 Donato and Daughter Detective Judy McCartney TV movie

1994 Star Trek Generations U.S.S. Enterprise-B Science Officer

1995 Fair Game Rosa

1997 Touch Me Gabrielle

Titanic Irish Mother

1998 Senseless Nurse Alvarez

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Alice the Maid

Living Out Loud Fanny

1999 Smut Unknown role

2001 It Is What It Is Rivka Stern

2002 Clockstoppers Doctor

Home Room Main Nurse

2003 Duplex Moderator

2008 Autopsy Nurse Marian

2017 Avatar Flight of Passage Dr. Jackie Ogden Pre-ride video

Awards and nominations[edit]

Saturn Awards

1987: Best Supporting Actress—Aliens (Won) 1988: Best Supporting Actress— Near Dark
Near Dark

DVD Exclusive Awards

2003: Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)—Aliens (Nominated) with James Cameron, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Christopher Henn, Lance Henriksen, Gale Anne Hurd, Pat McClung, Bill Paxton, Dennis Skotak, Robert Skotak and Stan Winston


^ "Tough, But Totally Female". Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Daily News. August 4, 1986. Retrieved March 3, 2008.  ^ 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). ^ ""Aliens" Star Jenette Goldstein Reflects on Controversial Casting -- And Shares Touching "Titanic" Story About James Cameron". toofab. April 25, 2016.  ^ "All the Rage", Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times blog, May 15, 2009 (retrieved June 15, 2009). ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703339304575240382280390218

External links[edit]

Jenette Goldstein on IMDb Jenette Goldstein at Cinemorgue Jenette Bras

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Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Supporting Actress

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