Actress/Model Maren Jensen is honored by the Tombs of Kobol for her role as Athena in Battlestar Galactica.
Without a doubt one of the most beautiful women ever to grace the television screen, Maren Kawehilani Jensen was born in California of Danish and Hawaiian parents - a most auspicious combination, in our opinion.
A burgeoning modeling career was noticed by an enthusiastic Hollywood agent, who got Maren cast in a small role on an episode of "The Hardy Boys Mysteries". This brought her to the attention of Hardy Boys producer Glen A. Larson - who remembered her when casting the role of Commander Adama's daughter, Athena, in his next creation, Battlestar Galactica.
A neophyte actress, Maren nonetheless impressed her fellow castmates with her dedication, execution, and willingness to take advice and direction. She was, in the words of one of her co-stars, a beautiful woman who did not act like she knew she was beautiful.
After Battlestar Galactica, Maren went on to appear in just a couple of films, which got mixed reviews. She was also linked for several years with former Eagle Don Henley; she appeared in his video for "Not Enough Love in the World" and sang backup on several songs.
Maren disappeared in the late 1980s, turning her back on public life. Since that time rumors of her whereabouts have circulated, but none have ever been confirmed. The most persistent are that she's either working in the music industry in New York, or a happy wife and mother somewhere in the mid-west.
Wherever she is and whatever she is doing, her fans here at Tombs wish her well.