Jackie van Herpen
Fictional Character
State of Jefferson
POD: Pre-history;
Relevant POD: 1919
Appearance(s): "Typecasting"
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 20th century
Occupation: Actress

Jackie van Herpen was an actress. Reggie Pesky initially cast her as Miranda in the Ashland Shakespeare Festival production of The Tempest, with sasquatche Nicole Williamson as Caliban. Pesky admitted to Nicole's father, Jefferson Governor Bill Williamson, that Nicole gave Pesky the opportunity to cast a Caliban without the need for make-up.

When Bill Williamson found out about Pesky's decision, he asked Nicole if Pesky was sleeping with Jackie. Nicole confirmed that Pesky was gay, and that Jackie wasn't much of an actor. Later, Pesky himself admitted he'd cast Jackie as Miranda because she was a "double-breasted mattress thrasher."[1]