Josie Maran Biography
Birth Name - Johanna Selhorst Maran
Date of Birth - 8 May 1978
Menlo Park, California, USA
Height - 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Josie Maran photo gallery
Born and raised in northern California, Josie Maran aspired to become a model at a young age. Her father is Russian and Polish; her mother is Dutch, French, and German. At the age of 12, while attending a barbecue, a woman asked her to be in a San Francisco fashion show. A modeling agent at the show saw her and encouraged her to begin modeling. This was the foundation that led toward her professional career.
Demand for her has been steady over the years. After an appearance in a Backstreet Boys music video, the growing attention focused on her skyrocketed. Some of her earlier works included American Eagle Outfitters, Allen Allen and Mango. Glamour Magazine gave Josie her first magazine cover and she later graced future covers. She has an impressive resume which includes work for Marie Claire, Guess, and Victoria's Secret. A very popular ongoing gig for her is the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue which has featured her for three years in a row. Her most prestigious professional contract to date is with Maybelline International as their spokesmodel, where she has appeared in numerous ads and commercials. Recently, Josie began her transition from modeling to acting by starring in the lead role of an independent film titled, The Mallory Effect (2002).
More information on Josie Maran
Became a Guess Jeans model in 1998. Some of her other modeling credits include Maybeline, American Eagle, and the 2001 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Ranked #101 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
Had a long-term relationship with magician David Blaine.
Member of fledgling rock band called "Darling", along with Nicole Richie.
Named #36 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Was featured as #67 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
Named #100 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Daughter, Rumi Joon Alborzi b. 20 June 2006 in Los Angeles, California, with boyfriend Ali Alborzi.
Personal quotes from Josie Maran
"I'm usually a mellow, go-with-the-flow person, except when someone tells me I should do something. Then I get stubborn. If they don't back off, I get this horrible rage and want to kill them. When I was four and my mom would send me to my room, I'd get so mad I'd go outside and bang my head on the sidewalk."
"When I was younger, I wanted to be a sex therapist - a hipper Dr. Ruth. I've never had a boring conversation about sex. When you talk about sex, people come alive. My friends told me, `You know, guys are going to come to talk about their wives, but then they're going to want to sleep with you.' I figured I'd just wear a bag over my head."
I'm really shallow when I come to guys. I only date really good looking, well-endowed guys, with great bodies. My friends are always going on at me. I'm like "I can't help it! I'm just a woman with high standards!"
Josie Maran Filmography
The Gravedancers (2006) .... Kira Hayden
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (VG) .... Mia
The Confession (2005) .... Woman
The Aviator (2004) .... Cigarette Girl
... aka Aviator (Germany)
Little Black Book (2004) .... Lulu Fritz
Van Helsing (2004) .... Marishka
... aka Van Helsing (Czech Republic)
The Mallory Effect (2002) .... Mallory
Swatters (2002) .... Susan
"Dancing with the Stars" .... Herself (4 episodes, 2007)
- Final Results (2007) TV episode .... Herself
- Round 1 Results (2007) TV episode .... Herself
- Round 1: Part 2 (2007) TV episode .... Herself
- Round 1: Part 1 (2007) TV episode .... Herself
"Entertainment Tonight" .... Herself (1 episode, 2007)
... aka E.T. (USA: informal title)
... aka ET Weekend (Australia: weekend title)
... aka Entertainment This Week (weekend title)
... aka This Week in Entertainment (USA: weekend title)
- Episode dated 27 September 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Herself
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
- Episode dated 24 October 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 12 August 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
Van Helsing: The Man and the Monsters (2004) (TV) .... Herself
Van Helsing: Behind the Screams (2004) (V) .... Herself
"Howard Stern" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2000)
- Episode dated 13 December 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 12 December 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself