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 horror action film Aliens, as the foster mother in Terminator 2, as Diamondback in Near Dark (1987) and Detective Megan Shapiro in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), and as the Irish Mother in Titanic (1997). She also appeared in 2 episode of the TV series Star Trek: Short Treks (2019) as the USS Enterprise Computer.
|Awards||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress (1987)|
Goldstein's 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).
Filmography & TelevisionEdit
|1986||Aliens||PFC Vasquez||Won – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
Nominated – DVD Exclusive Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)
|1987||Near Dark||Diamondback||Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1987||Max Headroom||Bella||Episode: "Dream Thieves"|
|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|
|1991||MacGyver||Rachel Bradley||Episode: "The Prometheus Syndrome"|
|1992||Civil Wars||Patricia Twain||Episode: "Drone of Arc"|
|1993||Donato and Daughter||Detective Judy McCartney||TV movie|
|1994||Star Trek Generations||USS Enterprise-B Science Officer|
|1994||L.A. Law||Tanya Geiss||Episode: "Cold Cuts"|
|1995||The Client||Karen Kelso||Episode: "The Peach Orchard"|
|Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas||Alice the Maid|
|Living Out Loud||Fanny|
|1998||7th Heaven||Mrs. Reese||Episode: "The Legacy"|
|1998-2004||ER||Helicopter Pilot/Judy Stiles||2 Episodes|
|2000||Strong Medicine||An unnamed friend||Episode: "Dependency"|
|2001||Six Feet Under||Obstetrician||Episode: "The Trip"|
|2001||It Is What It Is||Rivka Stern|
|Home Room||Main Nurse|
|2003||Alias||Medical Bay Technician||Episode: "Double Agent"|
|2004||24||Rae Plachecki||2 episodes|
|2005||The Inside||Traci Armstrong||Episode: "Loneliest Number"|
|2010||Medium||Mrs. Pinsley||Episode: "Allison Rolen Got Married"|
|2013||A Hollywood Affair||Agent||Episode: "Agent Meeting"|
|2014||Under the Hollywood Sign||Mary|
|2019||Star Trek: Short Treks||USS Enterprise computer (voice)||2 episodes|
|2000||Star Trek: Invasion||Typhoon Engineer|
|2002||X-Men: Next Dimension||Jean Grey / Phoenix|
|2009||Real Heroes: Firefighter||Esmeralda "Ezzy" Vasquez|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Saturn Awards
- DVD Exclusive Awards
- "Tough, But Totally Female". Los Angeles Daily News. August 4, 1986. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
- Wills, Adam (June 10, 2009). "An evening with Vasquez:"Actress Finds Feminist Fanboys in 'Alien' Places"". Jewish Journal. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
- ""Aliens" Star Jenette Goldstein Reflects on Controversial Casting -- And Shares Touching "Titanic" Story About James Cameron". toofab. April 25, 2016.
- "About | Jenette Bras". jenettebras.com. 2020. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
- Padilla, Max "Store openings: Jenette Bras, Vamp Shoes", All the Rage, Los Angeles Times blog, May 15, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2009
- Binkley, Christina (May 13, 2010). "Bra Building: New Engineering for Bigger Curves". Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company. Retrieved May 12, 2020. (subscription required)