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Dancer, actress

Marine Jahan



January 1, 1959 (age 64) (
Versailles, France

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1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

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Marine Jahan (born January 1, 1959, Versailles, France) is a French actress and dancer.


Marine Jahan wearing black top while hand on her chin

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Marine Jahan starring in a film "Streets Of Fire" wearing black top, skirt and gloves

In the United States, she is most widely known for having doubled for Jennifer Beals in the 1983 movie Flashdance. At the time of the film's release, Jahan's role was controversial for several reasons. Beals was an unknown actress when Flashdance premiered, and throughout the movie were close-ups of what was purported to be Beals' body. However Marine Jahan's role was not listed on the movie's opening or ending credits, and because the movie was a huge hit by the time the truth of Jahan's contribution had become public knowledge, some felt deceived to learn they had been looking at Jahan's body dancing, not Beals'. The producers of the film stated it was never a secret that they had used a stunt double, and Jahan's name did not appear because Paramount Pictures shortened the closing credits.

Marine Jahan's hand on her chin

Jahan's other major film appearance was as a dancer in "Torchie's" bar in the 1984 movie Streets of Fire.

Marine Jahan in her red bodysuit and red boots

Jahan was the featured dancer in the halftime show of the 1987 Super Bowl XXI, during the Flashdance... What a Feeling number.

Jahan was also the model used for Snoopy in the Peanuts special It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown. That is, Snoopy was animated just like Jahan's dance moves via rotoscoping.

Jahan also played the role of Madame St. Cyr in the 1997 Broadway production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. She also made a guest appearance on the short-lived television series, The Wizard in 1986. She played the part of a dancer who is paralyzed after being shot by a stalker.


2007 Morning Glory
Mrs. Gordon
1987 The Wizard (TV Series)
- The Heart of a Dancer (1987)
1984 Streets of Fire
'Torchie's' Dancer
1983 The Young Landlords (TV Movie)
1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Evelyn North
- The Return (1983)
Visual effects
1984 It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (performance model: Snoopy Dance)
Additional Crew
1983 Flashdance (dance double: Jennifer Beals - uncredited)
1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "Flashdance. . .What A Feeling")
2013 The Nation's Favourite Dance Moment (TV Special documentary)
1985 Il tastomatto (TV Series)
Self - Dancer
1984 Freedanse (Video)
Self - Lead Dancer
1984 The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special)
Self - Performer
Archive footage
1985 It's Your 20th Television Anniversary, Charlie Brown (TV Movie documentary)
1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary)
Archival footage from 'Flashdance'


Marine Jahan Wikipedia