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Maren Jensen
Born (1956-09-23) September 23, 1956 (age 58)
Arcadia, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978-1981

Maren Kawehilani Jensen (born September 23, 1956) is an American former model and actress, best known for portraying Athena in the 1970s television series Battlestar Galactica.


Maren Jensen was born in Glendale, California. Her father was a physician, and her mother was a secretary with the Los Angeles Zoo. She is a middle child, with a brother, Dana (who is five years older), and a sister, Kathleen, who is seven years younger. Maren attended Herbert Hoover High School from 1971 to 1974, and after graduating received a scholarship to attend UCLA, where she majored in Theater Arts and Law.

While still in college, Maren began a modeling career. She was featured on the covers of Vogue and Mademoiselle. A mutual friend introduced her to the agent Barbara Gale, who helped arrange two network commercials and a role in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977. In 1978, Jensen starred in Battlestar Galactica. She was featured on the cover of TV Guide in April 1978. Her last known role was in Wes Craven's 1981 horror film Deadly Blessing alongside Sharon Stone. Her career was cut short by illness, after she contracted Epstein-Barr Syndrome.[1]

Jensen was a longtime companion of singer-songwriter Don Henley. In 1982, Henley released his first solo album, I Can't Stand Still, and dedicated it to her. She is credited for "Harmony Vocals" on the song "Johnny Can't Read," and is credited in the liner notes for having composed the piano intro and interlude on the song "A Month of Sundays" on Henley's 1984 album Building the Perfect Beast. She appeared in the video for Henley's song "Not Enough Love In the World" in 1985. Henley and Jensen were engaged, but they separated in 1986.[1] Jensen helped Henley establish The Walden Woods Project in the early 1990s, an organization dedicated to protecting the Walden Woods in Massachusetts from development.



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Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:50:16 -0800

Maren Jensen was born September 23rd 1956, in Glendale California, she attended Hebert Hoover High school, where she was an honors student (Maren was a straight 'A' student throughout high school) she went to UCLA on a scholarship. (where she ...


Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0700

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:00:00 -0700

Brinkum - Von Maren Jensen. Unter dem Motto „Fräulein Wunderlich macht glücklich“ haben die Disothekbesitzer und Brüder Joachim und Eckart Noltemeier ein neues Paradies für Elektromusik-Liebhaber geschaffen: 50 Tonnen Sand, Palmen und bunte ...


Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:07:30 -0700

Brinkum - Von Maren Jensen. Aus alt mach' neu, und das für kleines Geld. So kann aus einer alten Leiter beispielsweise ein Weihnachtsbaum entstehen. Oderaus kleinen Muscheln ein sommerliches Blumengesteck. Stilexpertin Imke Riedebusch aus ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 16:59:19 -0700

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Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Star
Thu, 14 May 2015 12:18:45 -0700

FRIDAY. Indiana on Tap Tasting Society Gathering. 7 to 10 p.m. May 15, The Speak Easy, 5255 Winthrop Ave., Broad Ripple, $10, indianaontap.com. Indiana on Tap is forming a group of craft lovers to meet once a month to talk Indiana beer, wine, spirits ...


Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:48:45 -0700

Events Specialist Maren Jensen says The Shamrock Run" is a great community-building event. "It really is open to any age group,” said Jensen. “For parents, it's a great way to get their kids outside and excited about running. For the 5K-ers, there are ...
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:17:34 -0700

The following is a list of Deerfield High School students who have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. In order to be named to the honor roll, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 to 3 ...

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