Maren Jensen

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Maren Jensen
Maren Jensen
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Portrays: Athena
Date of Birth: September 23, 1956
Date of Death: Missing required parameter 1=month! ,
Age: 63
Nationality: USA USA


Maren Kawehilani Jensen, who played Athena in the Original Series, was born in Arcadia, California on September 23, 1956.

Jensen's acting career was modest, comprised mostly of guest starring roles in TV shows and made-for-TV movies. Its main highlight was her role in the Original Series, but Jensen initially had little confidence or experience. The original series' producers opted to create additional characters, in order to help buffer Jensen as her work improved.

Before her acting career, Jensen was a notable fashion model. She was the live-in partner of musician Don Henley for several years, aiding him in environmental causes such as The Walden Woods project.

Not long after the Original Series ended, Jensen was struck with the Epstein-Barr virus, fighting the disease throughout the 1980s. She recovered, but apparently has left the world of show business.