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). and appeared in 2 episode of the tv series Star Trek: Short Treks (2019) as the USS Enterprise Computer.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 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). and appeared in 2 episode of the ...
Jenette Goldstein, Actress: Aliens. Jenette Goldstein is a true chameleon. She is so effective as an actress, it is nearly impossible to recognize her from role to role. Jenette spent most of her childhood in Los Angeles. Born to theater-loving parents, she attended fine arts-oriented schools, and was the young star of the drama classes. She often competed in citywide drama ...
Jenette Goldstein is a true chameleon. She is so effective as an actress, it is nearly impossible to recognize her from role to role. Jenette spent most of her childhood in Los Angeles. Born to theater-loving parents, she attended fine arts-oriented schools, and was the young star of the drama classes.
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1. Aliens(1986)Near Dark(1987) - Diamondback'The Presidio(1988) - Patti Jean LynchMartini Ranch: Reach(1988) - Unknown RoleMiracle Mile(1988) - Beverly Hills Chick #1
Goldstein was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Beverly Hills. She attended fine arts-oriented schools, and was the young star of the drama classes. She often competed in citywide drama competitions with soon-to-be famous peers Val Kilmer, Gina Gershon, Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham. To hone her craft after high school, Jenette studied at London's Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, and at Circle in the Square Theater in New York City, mastering drama theory, physicalit...
Her first film role was in James Cameron's Aliens, 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, Officer Meagan Shapiro in Lethal Weapon 2, Janelle Voight in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the Enterprise-B science officer in Star Trek Generations, and an Irish im...
Jenette Elise Goldstein is a character actress from America who garnered fame and accolades for her performance as Private Vasquez in the 1986 science fiction action film ‘Aliens’. Her other memorable roles include Diamondback in ‘Near Dark’, Detective Megan Shapiro in ‘Lethal Weapon 2’, and Nurse Marian in ‘Autopsy’.
Apr 21, 2016 · But in 1986, Private First Class Jenette Vasquez, expertly played by Jenette Goldstein, destroyed that trend — and endures as an Alien franchise favorite. She's so good the character was named ...
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Apr 22, 2016 · Jenette and Carrie will reunite on Tuesday night to celebrate "Alien Day," a celebration taking place on April 26 (4.26) in tribute to the LV-426 planet featured in the first two films.
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Like her counterpart Drake, Vasquez is a quick and vicious soldier. She is younger than the rest and her combat-primer was the street in some Los Angeles barrio. She is tough even by the standards of this group. Hard-muscled. Eyes cunning and mean. Thrown into the Marines from juvenile prison, she has now become a well experienced combat machine.
Colonial Marines are national, governmental troops. In an universe dominated by huge corporations and the private sector, that means lousy peacekeeping jobs, bug hunts and other unsavoury details. Overextended, corrupted and under-equipped, the Colonial Marines have it tough. But then, that is part of what make them, in J. Burke’s words, tough hombres. Advertisement Vasquez come from a tough LA neighbourhood, and was drafted from juve prison to be trained as an operator of the formidable smart-gun. She was part of the group that escorted Ellen Ripleyto investigate the Acheron colony.
Her chest plate bears the inscription El Riesgo Siempre Vive (“Who dares, wins”, more or less), and her smart gun has Adios painted on the receiver. The observant will see Locowritten on the back of her shirt.
Vasquez enjoys being a Marine. She loves the heat of the battle in a somewhat psychotic, sexual kind of way. Drake and Vasquez share a unique bond between them, exchanging a power grip after a rough yet playful conversation.
“Frat boy” Hudson : “Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man ?” Vasquez : “No. Have you ?” “Let’s RRROOOCK !!” (she and Drake open fire with their smartguns) (Raising her smartgun) “Look man ! I only need to know one thing: where they are.” (Asking about Ripley) “Hey, mira. Who’s Snow White?” Burke : “This is clearly an important species we’re dealing with and I don’t think that you or I, or anybody, has the right to arbitrarily exterminate them !” Ripley : “Wrong !” Vasquez : “Yeah. Watch us.” Staring at Lt. Gorman, as it is obvious they both will die in a few seconds – she exchanges a last power handshake with him over a armed grenade to take the closest aliens with them : “You always were an asshole, Gorman.”
See my Elseworld Legion for a variant DC Universe that includes Colonial Marines in the 30thCentury. Alternatively, Vasquez would fit in well as a squad machinegunner in any modern paramilitary force. By Sébastien Andrivet. Source of Character: Aliensmovie. Helper(s): Roy Cowan, Pufnstuff, a defunct University of Nebraska-Lincoln student page (http://cse.unl.edu/~jraises/aliens/a2vas.htm).
Alien and Aliens are the best Alien movies of the whole. I have seen 1,2,3,4 etc but I only ordered for 1 and 2 cos it's got the best tastes. So IMO if you just get number 1 and 2, nothing more then u have bought the best ones possibly in term of Alien movies and sufficiently. number 1 is the beginning and only one Alien, a new thing to everybody.