BiographyRochester, New York, USA
Lithe and lovely brunette dancer Deborah Jenssen was born on November 15, 1955 in Rochester, New York. Deborah began taking dance classes at age three. Jenssen has two brothers and one half sister. She was a dance major at the Boston Conservatory of Dance, where she studied point, jazz and modern dance, ballet, and flamingo. Deborah began her professional career as a dancer on TV specials with Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, and Lynda Carter. Read more... programs "The Merv Griffin Show" and "Entertainment Tonight." Deborah achieved her greatest enduring fame as one of the regular dancers on the enormously popular music variety TV series "Solid Gold;" she started on the show in 1980 on a two hour TV special, was a dancer on the spin-off summer TV show "Solid Gold Hits," and remained on the program until 1984. Outside of "Solid Gold," Jenssen appeared as a dancer in the big budget musical fantasy "Xanadu," the made-for-TV film "The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite," and an episode of the hit TV series "Airwolf," had a sizable co-starring role as Margaret in the movie "Staying Alive," and was featured in the music videos for "Walk the Dinosaur" by Was Not Was, "Queen of the Broken Hearts" by Loverboy, "Tonight I'm Yours" by Rod Stewart, and "Whirley Girl" by Oxo. Deborah was a back-up singer and dancer for Tina Turner's American tour in the 80s and even performed with James Brown live in concert. Jenssen was a choreographer for two fitness videos: "Knock-Out Workout" by Ray 'Boom-Boom' Mancini and "Body Perfection" by Lou Ferrigno. After leaving "Solid Gold" in 1984, Deborah lived in Europe for four years. During that time she recorded a couple of dance-disco singles in Milan and toured Italy with her group the Deborah Jenssen Band. Now married and a mother, Deborah Jenssen lives in Los Angeles, California.