Jenette Goldstein
Biographical information
Full name: Jenette Elise Goldstein
Nationality: Irish American
Birthdate: February 4, 1960
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Age: 54
Occupation: Actress, businesswoman
Years active: 1986–present

Jenette Elise Goldstein (born February 4, 1960) is an American actress. She is known for her Saturn Award-winning role in the 1986 action/science fiction film, Aliens.

Life and career[edit | edit source]

Goldstein was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Beverly Hills. Her first film role was in James Cameron's Aliens (1987), playing the Hispanic character PFC Jenette Vasquez. She initially thought the role was about immigration due to the title and showed up for her audition to play 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 Enterprise-B science officer in Star Trek Generations (1994), and an Irish immigrant mother in James Cameron's blockbuster, Titanic (1997).

Goldstein is the proprietress of the store Jenette Bras, a large-size bra specialist known for its slogan, "The alphabet starts at D".

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