Marine Jahan (born January 1, 1959, Versailles, France) is a French actress and dancer.
In the United States, she is known for dancing as one of the body-doubles for Jennifer Beals in the 1983 movie Flashdance. At the time of the film's release, Jahan's role was controversial for several reasons:
However, Marine Jahan's contribution was not listed on the movie's opening or ending credits, and because the movie was a hit by the time the truth of Jahan's participation became known, viewers felt deceived to learn they were watching Jahan's dancing and bicycle riding, not Beals'. Simpson and Bruckheimer, producers of the film, first claimed they weren't attempting to conceal the use of the pair of doubles, then claimed Jahan was not credited because Paramount Pictures "...shortened the closing credits...".
1984, Jahan appeared as a dancer in "Torchie's" bar in Streets of Fire.
1985, she worked for Italian broadcast RAI at the show Il tastomatto.
1986, she was a guest on the televisionprogramming The Wizard portraying a paralyzed dancer.