Jenette Elise Goldstein (born February 4, 1960) is an American actress who played Private Vasquez in the 1986 film Aliens. Aliens was Goldstein's first film role. Other notable films she has appeared in include Near Dark (1987), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) and Titanic (1997).
For her role in Aliens, Goldstein won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
When auditioning for Aliens, Goldstein initially thought the film was about immigration and arrived at her audition for the part of a tough-as-nails space marine in a short skirt and high heels. As a result, Hudson's "illegal aliens" line was added to the script, as an in-joke.