New topless photo of American actress and musician Jena Malone nude for “The Neon Demon” (2016). Nice promo!
Jena Malone (/ˈdʒiːnə məˈloʊn/; born November 21, 1984) is an American actress and musician. She made her film debut in Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) and has appeared in films including Ellen Foster (1997), Contact (1997), Stepmom (1998), Donnie Darko (2001), Saved! (2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Into the Wild (2007), The Ruins (2008), Sucker Punch (2011), and The Hunger Games film series (2013–15). Malone is also an experimental musician who has released music both under her own name and as The Shoe.
Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, the daughter of Deborah “Debbie” Malone and Edward Berge. She was raised by her mother and her mother’s girlfriend at the time, whom she has called “Godmom”. Her paternal grandfather was Karl Berge, former owner of the Bourbon Square Casino. Her father is of part Norwegian descent; she also has Irish ancestry. Malone grew up impoverished, and her family relocated frequently, and were at times homeless. “We were just so poor,” Malone said in retrospect. “We’d hop out of apartments, lose jobs, find a cheaper place, get kicked out, live in cars, and live in hotels.” By the time she was 9 years old, she had already lived in 27 different locations. However, she stated the experience was positive for her: “I don’t think it was a tough childhood… it prepared me for this strange, gypsy lifestyle of an actor. It’s a beautiful thing to give children diversity of where to live and how to live; it makes you believe that security is built within instead of four concrete walls that you call a home.”
Malone began taking an interest in acting after watching her mother, who was involved in community theatre. In 1995, she moved to Las Vegas, and later persuaded her mother to move to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in acting.
Malone has stated that she and her mother struggled with money while living in Los Angeles. She was homeschooled from sixth to eighth grade, and attended the Professional Children’s School in New York City for ninth grade. Malone quit school a year later, when she became legally emancipated in January 2000. At some later point, she obtained her General Educational Development (GED). She has one younger maternal half-sister, Madison Mae Malone (born 1997).