Josie Maran is a model, actress, and entrepreneur from the United States who is known for her professional contract as a spokesmodel for Maybelline International, where she has appeared in numerous advertisements and commercials.
Josie Maran was born on May 8, 1978 (age 43) in Menlo Park, California, United States. She is a celebrity Model, Actor, Entrepreneur. Her nationality is American. She joined movies and tv shows named Van Helsing (2004), The Aviator (2004), Little Black Book (2004), Dancing with the Stars (Since 2005), and The Gravedancers (2006). She had 2 children Rumi Joon Alborzi, Indi Joon Maran-Albrozi. Her spouse is David Belle (m. 2018). Josie Maran's height is 5 ft 7½ in.
In June 2007, Maran launched her own natural cosmetics line, Josie Maran Cosmetics. The company’s slogan is “luxury with a conscience,” and the main ingredient in skincare and cosmetics is fair trade argan oil, which is grown and harvested by Moroccan women’s cooperatives. In addition to her business activities, she is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of nature and the environment.
Josie Maran was born on May 8, 1978, in the small American town of Menlo Park, located in the state of California. The real name of the top model is Johanna Selhorst Maran. The girl's father has Russian-Jewish roots and her mother is of German-French origin. The girl was sent to an all-girls Castilleja School, where Josie got a general education. When Maran was 12 years old, a representative of a modeling agency noticed her at a local restaurant and made the first job offer to the future model.
Josie Maran in her youth
Her parents were against such an early career start and wanted Josie to graduate from high school with honors but the girl could already picture herself famous. Maran found a way out of the situation. She did not drop out of school and worked in her spare time. At the age of17, she signed her first contract, becoming an employee of the large agency Elite Model. After three years, her photo first appeared on the cover of the glossy fashion magazine Glamour. The first success was consolidated by cooperation with the brand Guess.
Ambition and a tendency to continuous improvement of skills quickly moved the job of the model. Having achieved contracts with famous brands, the girl did not stop there. She began to receive offers from popular brands. The most profitable was the invitation to the cosmetic company Maybelline. The right decision led to long-term cooperation of 10 years. The attractiveness and efficiency of Josie were praised by the representatives of other brands; among them are Victoria's Secret, Gap, Ralph Lauren.
Josie Maran in a swimsuit
Photos of the model in a swimsuit appeared on the covers of sports magazines Sports Illustrated, Shape, Fitness, and Seventeen. Maran did not focus only on the profession and was willingly engaged in self-development, devoting time to dance, music, and public speaking. American models often have the opportunity to implement in other areas due to their appearance. So, talented Josie Maran decided to try herself as a vocalist.
She managed to act as a soloist in the groups Hollywood 2000 and Darling during the year. The model played the violin and performed vocal roles in the first group and was in a duet with Nicole Richie in the second group. The girl coped with the new role but she got tired of the concert activity.
Photos of Josie continued to be published in such editions as ELLE, Vogue, Esquire, Marie Claire, and others. But the girl decided to add new experiments to her creative biography and try herself at the cinema. In 2002, she made her debut in short projects Swatters and The Mallory Effect.
In 2004, Maran was lucky to become a member of the movie The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese. The episodic role brought the aspiring actress the opportunity to work on the same site with Leonardo DiCaprio, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Kate Beckinsale, and other Hollywood stars.
Josie began to receive exciting offers from producers. The next movie with her participation was Little Black Book and then Van Helsing, in which Maran played Marishka. This role turned out to be a big success for the artist. She turned into the bride of Count Dracula. Since that time, Maran is often called among the sexiest vampire movie. This list also contains Silvia Colloca and Elena Anaya. Hugh Jackman, Alun Armstrong, and other famous actors also starred in the film.
2005 brought Josie the role in the short film The Confession with Wentworth Miller and she appeared in the movie The Gravedancers in 2006. In the same period, the image of the actress was chosen to create a character in the computer game called Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The heroine Josie, Mia, acted as the girlfriend of the main character. In 2008, the creators of the game "Midnight Club: Los Angeles" suggested Maran a similar type of cooperation.
The image of Josie Maran in the computer game Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The actress and model are often invited to participate in a TV show. She was the heroine of the show Strictly Come Dancing, where she performed together with Alec Mazo. According to the results of the audience voting, the model and her partner dropped out of the competition. Josie was a guest of America’s Next Top Model, The Howard Stern Show, and other programs. In 2014, the actress's filmography was supplemented with the role in the film Where the Sun Kisses the Ocean.