“One of the great hollywood mysteries of the last 20 years is whatever happened to former battlestar galactica starMaren Jensen. After the series cancelled she appeared as the lead in a couple of thrillers including Wes Craven’s “Deadly Blessing”(where she was better looking than Sharon Stone). As one of the most gorgeous actresses in ever, she seemed poised for hollywood greatness. Then, she just dropped off the face of the Earth. Lots of people have quite the business for various reasons such as starting a family etc., but few have simply vanished completely.
So what in the world happened to her?
She and former Eagle Don Henley were an item for several years in the
early-mid eighties. He apparently dedicated an entire record to her, and took care of her while she was sick with a chronic fatigue illness. She also composed the intro and interlude for “A Month of Sundays” from his “Building the Perfect Beast” album.
After her relationship with Henley ended things get really murky.
She supposedly opened a boutique in Brentwood, which also went down the tubes, then tried to put out her own line of cosmetics (with Anthony Edwards’ wife, Jenine Lobell, who successfully is marketing her stuff through Barney’s), then running off with some Italian in the process. She dumped an Australian comedian possibly because he wasn’t making it in the business.
In recent interviews, Don Henley claims that Maren married and just had a baby. He helped her with a beauty company she started which recently sold to Estee Lauder and is, according to Don, “…set for life”.
The darkest rumor of course she is in jail in Hawaii for the attempted murder of a boyfriend/fiancee. One of the other Cast Members at on of the conventions supposedly confirmed this off-the-record.
The official battlestar galactica website prefers to stay clear of the controversy regarding Maren and claims “it is up to Maren to address any of these rumors and we wish her well in whatever she’s doing.”