Jenette Elise Goldstein (born February 4, 1960) is an American actress who played Private Vasquez in the 1986 film Aliens. Aliens was Goldstein's first film role. Other notable films she has appeared in include Near Dark (1987), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) and Titanic (1997).
For her role in Aliens, Goldstein won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Awards and Nominations
|1986||Aliens||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1987||Near Dark||With Lance Henriksen and Bill Paxton|
|1989||Lethal Weapon 2||With Steve Boyum, Lionel Douglass, Danny Glover, Steve Kahan, Mark Rolston and Pat Skipper|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgement Day||With Michael Biehn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sven-Ole Thorsen and Gerard G. Williams, directed by James Cameron|
|1993||Donato and Daughter|
|1994||Star Trek Generations|
|1995||Fair Game||With Dan Hedaya|
|Titanic||With Simon Crane, Michael Papajohn and Bill Paxton, directed by James Cameron|
|1998||Senseless||With Brad Dourif|
|Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas||With Gary Busey, Kim Flowers and Harry Dean Stanton|
|Living Out Loud|
|2001||It Is What It Is|
|2002||Clockstoppers||With Michael Biehn|
|2003||Duplex||With James Remar|
|2008||Autopsy||With William Hope|
|2014||Under the Hollywood Sign|
- When auditioning for Aliens, Goldstein 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. As a result, Hudson's "illegal aliens" line was added to the script, as an in-joke.
- Goldstein is one of several actors from the Alien films who has also appeared in the Star Trek franchise. Others include Raymond Cruz, Brad Dourif, Idris Elba, Nicole Fellows, Leland Orser, Ron Perlman, Mark Rolston, Winona Ryder and Eddie Yansick. All but three of these individuals are from the cast of Alien Resurrection.
- Jenette Goldstein at the Internet Movie Database
- Jenette Goldstein on Wikipedia
- Empire - Aliens: The Colonial Marines
- Strange Shapes - Interview with Jenette Goldstein, 1987
- Jenette Bras - the alphabet starts at 'D'
- Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki - Jenette Goldstein
- Biehn's appearance in Terminator 2: Judgement Day was cut from the theatrical release, but later reinstated in the extended Special Edition
- Adam Wills, "Actress Finds Feminist Fanboys in 'Alien' Places", Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, June 10, 2009, p. 9 (retrieved June 15, 2009).