Jackie Ben


Hula dancer, model and actress Jacqueline Ben was born in Honolulu and began her career dancing at age five at the International Marketplace. She toured with Guy Lombardo, performed at the Vancover Expo '63 and the Hawaiian Village's Tapa Room before becoming a regular for five years on Hawaii Calls.

She modeled for Princess Kaiulani, Hansen's of Hawaii and Malia. She appeared in many print ads, TV commercials, and in three episodes of Hawaii Five-O. She also danced at the Ilikai and Sheraton Waikiki.

Biographical material from Tony Todaro, The Golden Years of Hawaiian Entertainment (Tony Todaro Pub., 1974).