Josie Maran

Josie Maran


5/8/1978, Menlo Park, California, USA

Birth Name

Johanna Selhorst Maran


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As a young girl attending an all-girls' school in northern California, Josie Maran dreamed of being a model ever since she saw Christy Turlington's work for Maybelline. This dream began to become reality when she was asked to be in a fashion show while at a barbeque. Her…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Josie Maran ranked:

      - #17 in AskMen's "Top 99 Women" in 2006.

      - #67 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement.

      - #101 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World."

      - #36 in FHM-US's "100 Sexiest Women in 2005."

      - #4 in Ask Men's "99 Most Desirable Women" in 2005.

      - #86 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007.

    • Josie Maran is 5'7" (1.70 m) tall.

    • Magazine Covers:

      Australia: 'Marie Claire' - July 2001
      France: 'Max' - July 2000; 'Cosmopolitan' - February 2005
      Germany: 'Glamour' - March 2003; 'Petra' - July 2003; 'Glamour' - March 2004; 'Lucky' - Summer 2005
      UK: 'Arena'- June 2004 US: 'Fitness' - May 1998; 'Examiner' - July 12, 1998; 'Glamour' - June 1998; 'Glamour' - June 1999; 'Shape' - October 1999; 'Self' - November 1999; 'Glamour' - February 2000; 'Glamour' - January 2001; 'Self' - April 2001; 'Lucky' - April 2001; 'Glamour' - November 2001; 'Self' - February 2002; 'Lucky' - March 2002; 'Glamour' - August 2003; 'Lucky' - December 2003; 'Maxim'- May 2004; 'Glamour' - January 2005; 'Lucky' - July 2005

    • Josie Maran is openly bisexual. She has spoken of having sex with women, including the porn star Jenna Jameson. She also spoke of having a hypothetical crush on singer Gwen Stefani and actor Johnny Depp.

    • She has appeared in the different movies, including:
      - The Gravedancers as Kira Hastings
      - Need for Speed: Most Wanted as Mia
      - The Confession as Wife
      - The Aviator as Cigarette Girl
      - Little Black Book as Lulu Fritz
      - Van Helsing as Marishka
      - The Mallory Effect as Mallory
      - Swatters as Susan

    • Josie Maran was in the Backstreet Boys music video, Everybody.

    • Josie Maran once dated magician David Blaine.

    • As of 2006, Josie Maran's measurements are 34-23-34.

    • Josie Maran is a member of a fledgling rock band called "Darling," along with Nicole Richie.

    • Some of Josie Maran's modeling credits include Maybeline, American Eagle, and the 2001 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

    • Josie Maran became a Guess Jeans model in 1998.

    • Josie Maran enjoys reading, hiking and traveling.

    • Josie Maran has a pet chimpanzee.

    • Josie Maran is a successful model, despite being only 5'7" tall.

    • Josie Maran graduated from an all-girls private school.

    • Josie Maran appeared on the covers of Fitness, Seventeen, Glamour, Teen, Stuff, Sport and Shape Magazine.

    • Josie Maran appeared in the "Summer '98" and "Fall '98" Guess? advertising campaigns.

  • Quotes

    • Josie: I'm still figuring out why people would want to look at me. Maybe it's generic beauty, but it's weird to be valued for something I was born with.

    • Josie Maran: (about her crushes on Gwen Stefani and Johnny Depp) I wanna merge them into one person.

    • Josie Maran: (about the game, Van Helsing) For this game, we shot it just like it as if it was a film so there wasn't that much different from doing a film other than some technical things for the costume that had to be done so they could transfer the footage later and make it look animated.

    • Josie Maran: Performing for a game involves real acting. The way they create a game is very similar now to how they create a film. I've always wanted to stretch my acting skills, and the timing being what it is, I couldn't say no.

    • Josie Maran: Working on "Most Wanted" has been a great experience. If they'll have me back, I'd be happy to get with more games.

    • Josie Maran: The roughest part of that [model] lifestyle is the travel and early mornings.

    • Josie Maran: Part of the challenge of "Most Wanted" is trying to become the most notorious street racer on the pavement.

    • Josie Maran: Modeling isn't all that tough.

    • Josie Maran: Like most celebrities, of course, I adore all the Mario games.

    • Josie Maran: I've been in plenty of situations where someone I'm dating had more time for a console than me.

    • Josie Maran: I'm still figuring out why people would want to look at me. Maybe it's generic beauty, but it's weird to be valued for something I was born with.

    • Josie Maran: I have a Volvo S60R and it's a pretty fast car, the "R" says it all.

    • Josie Maran: I do like to drive fast and I have gotten pulled over in the past. I use my skills to get out of tickets.

    • Josie Maran: I did a little voiceover for the game they made out of Van Helsing, this movie I did, and it's kind of hard watching an animated figure of yourself.

    • Josie Maran: I could lie and tell you I'm a hardcore gamer. I'm not.

    • Josie Maran: I don't believe in marriage. I just don't think it's necessary in this day and age. I just think if you get married and you're already distrusting the person, why do you have to sign something to show your love? You just love.

    • Josie Maran: Red wine and sushi is my favorite. I like eel, yellowtail, and tuna, but I'm obsessed with sea urchin roe. Obsessed. I need it. When I eat it with my friends, I freak them out a little because it's almost orgasmic. I say, 'Can you guys feel it? 'They're, like, 'Whatever.' Eating it is an experience that I like to have alone. I love the creamy texture.

    • Josie Maran: I love talking about sex, but doing it is better. I'm good at psychology, and I'm good at lovin'. My dream is to have sex twice a day. Every time I get into bed, I want it. Guys are, like, 'Whoa, slow down!' For most guys it's time to sleep. I'm, like, 'No, it's not!' They can't keep up with me. And I don't believe in marriage. Why do people screw up a perfectly good thing with a contract? I just want to have fun, happy sex and romance.

    • Josie Maran: I would love to play the Femme Fatale or an action role like Trinity in the Matrix or something like that. You know, a part with a lot of costume changes.

    • Josie Maran: 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: 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.

    • 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.

  • What she has been through

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    I admire Josie Maran for different things. She is just beginning in the filmography business and already has quite a few good movies, like Van Helsing and the Aviator, in which she appears in minor roles, but that are very cool. I also think that she is pretty and very talented, and that is why I simply admire Josie Maran in a lot of different ways. I really like her style and the way she acts. She is great.moreless