Josie Maran is a very popular and stunning model, actress, and entrepreneur from America who appeared in the street-racing video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted. She started her modeling career after a scouting agent encouraged her to pursue modeling professionally. She first appeared on the cover of Glamour in 1998, followed by her featuring in the Guess? Girl in their summer 1998 and fall 1998 issues.
She appeared in the music video of Backstreet Boys hit “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” playing Howie D’s companion in which she was bitten on the neck by Count Dracula. She landed a multi-year deal with Maybelline and also signed a contract with Elite in New York City. From 2000 to 2002, she appeared in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was also very interested in music which led to her appearance in two bands: Darling, with socialite Nicole Richie, and Hollywood 2000.
In 2001, she appeared as title character Mallory in The Mallory Effect movie, followed by appearing as Susan in Swatters in 2002. In 2004, she appeared in three different roles of a French model in Little Black Book, as a cigarette girl in The Aviator, and as one of Dracula’s brides, Marishka, in Van Helsing. She was cast alongside Wentworth Miller in the short film “The Confession” and as Kira Hayden in The Gravedancers in 2006. She played Mia Townsend in the street-racing video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted in 2005.
She launched her own natural makeups product under brand name Josie Maran Cosmetics with a motto of luxury with a conscience. She commits herself to the protection and improvement of nature and the environment besides her business and modeling contracts. She has had two daughters, Rumi Joon and Indi Joon with her ex-partner, Iranian-American photographer Ali Alborzi. She has recently married David Belle in 2018.