What Happened To Maren Jensen & Where Is She Today?

Maren Jensen is a former supermodel that got heads spinning with her astonishing looks and physical posture. She was also an actress best known for her appearance in several American TV series like Battlestar Galactica, Fantasy Island and The Love Boat.

Even before becoming a model, Jensen was special as a child. She was admired by her peers both at home and at school and that’s because, in addition to her beauty, she is intelligent and skilful. She took these qualities along with her as she grew and within a shorter timeframe she was already popular until suddenly she disappeared from the screen business. ‘What Happened To Maren Jensen’ became the question on everyone’s mouth but only a few people knew the answer to that. Fortunately, this article will give you all the answers you need about the exceptionally beautiful American citizen.

What Happened To Maren Jensen?

To start with, Maren Kawehilani Jensen otherwise known as just Maren Jensen is a native of Arcadia, California. She was born on September 23, 1956, to a father who is a physician and a mother who worked as a secretary to Los Angeles Zoo. As the middle child in her family, Jensen has an older brother, Dana, and a younger sister whose name is Kathleen.

Jensen was highly intelligent as a young child. She was an ‘A- student’ all through her years in high school, she attended Herbert Hoover High School. After graduating in 1974, she moved to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she received a scholarship to major in Law and Theater Arts.

The young beauty’s career in modelling began while she was in college. Her exceptional figure earned her a place on the covers of fashion and lifestyle magazines like Vogue and Mademoiselle. A close friend introduced her to agent Barbara Gale and through her, she was able to feature in a good number of network commercials and even got a role in the 1977 mystery series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. The following year, she got more TV roles and got featured on covers of more magazines. Maren Jensen starred in the Science fiction series  Battlestar Galactica and had her face on the covers of bi-weekly American magazine, TV Guide. Jensen’s last TV role was as Martha in the 1981 horror film, Deadly Blessing after which she was diagnosed with the dreaded ‘EBV’.

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Maren Jensen developed the Epstein-Barr syndrome which eventually had her career in the entertainment industry cut short. The EBV ( Epstein–Barr virus) is a common illness also known as human herpesvirus 4. The virus is one of the eight human herpesviruses in the herpes family and is transferable from human to human through oral transfer of saliva and genital secretions. Adults like Jensen who is infected with the virus exhibit symptoms like fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, fatigue, enlarged spleen, swollen liver, inflamed throat or rash. Even though Maren recovered from the illness, she left the show business behind for good.

Where is She Today?

Maren lives in the New York metro area but she frequently visits the Los Angeles metro area to attend to her business as well as meet with her family and friends.

Her Net Worth

Maren Jensen did not earn only the fame from her career as an actress and a model. Although no amount has been placed on her net worth and salary, it is believed that she earned quite a lot before leaving the business, thanks to her multiple onscreen appearances.

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Who Is Maren Jensen Husband?

Jensen was a married woman. She was married to John Kugelberg but after a short while, the two reportedly separated. Neither Jensen nor Kugerlberg spoke about the reason behind their separation. They also did not share any photographs of themselves together.

Prior to Kugelberg, Maren Jensen was with Don Henley, an American musician, record producer and founding member of a rock band Eagles. The  Irish, English and Scottish descendant with 6 Grammy Awards and over 150 million albums worldwide had his first solo album, I Can’t Stand Still, dedicated to his beloved, Jensen. She was also credited for a good number of his songs such as Johnny Can’t Read and A Month of Sundays. Jensen also appeared in Henley’s music video for the song Not Enough Love In the World. She even helped him established a nonprofit organisation, The Walden Woods Project which was meant to protect the Walden Woods (in Massachusetts) from development. Maren Jensen and Henley got engaged but they separated in 1986. Jensen is currently single and not seen in relationship with any man.

Chika Udeh
Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with writing, wordsmiths, and storytelling in all its forms, and when she is not writing about famous people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some cool jams.


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