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Jasmine Jolene's Corpse
Mary-Catherine "Jasmine" Jolene
Died1959 Bookicon?
Place of DeathEve's Garden,
Fort Frolic, Rapture
Physical Description
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue Bookicon?
Appears inBioShock
BioShock: Rapture
Jasmine Jolene
Jasmine Jolene Poster
"A star, mama! Mr. Ryan said he's going to make me a star!"
―Jasmine Jolene[src]

Mary-Catherine[1] "Jasmine" Jolene was an exotic dancer at Eve's Garden in Fort Frolic and was the erstwhile mistress of Andrew Ryan.


The following is based on the BioShock: Rapture novel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Career on the SurfaceEdit

Before the construction of Rapture, Jolene was chorus girl in Sander Cohen's Broadway musicals. Jolene wanted a lead role, but Cohen never showed any interest in her. Andrew Ryan noticed Jolene when he attended Cohen's productions, and he began to act as her patron, even paying for her to take elocution lessons to improve her prospects. Ryan invited Jasmine to come to Rapture, enticing her with the idea that she could perform in a new community with a foreign, resort-like setting.[2]

Life in RaptureEdit

Within Rapture, Jasmine Jolene began working at Eve's Garden in Fort Frolic. With the salary granted to her by Sander Cohen, she was only able to afford housing in Artemis Suites. However, when she became Ryan's mistress Ryan granted her a comfortable lifestyle and a luxurious apartment in Olympus Heights.[3]

In 1956 Jasmine became pregnant by Ryan. She was hesitant to tell Ryan about this, so she asked her friend, Anna Culpepper, for advice. Culpepper advised Jasmine that she should try to become independent so that she wouldn't need to rely on Ryan's continued good will to support her. Frank Fontaine discovered this from the audio recordings of a surveillance device planted in Jolene's rooms.[4]

End of information based on the BioShock: Rapture novel.

Using Brigid Tenenbaum as an intermediary, Fontaine offered to pay Jolene a large sum of money in exchange for the fetus of her unborn child, which he planned to nurture to become his "ace in the hole" in his schemes against Ryan. Jasmine accepted the offer, seeing it as her only chance to gain financial independence. Jasmine didn't seem to know of Fontaine's involvement, but this mattered little to Ryan, who brutally murdered her after discovering the arrangement.


Main article: BioShock

When Jack explores Eve's Garden in Fort Frolic he sees several ghostly images of Jasmine Jolene. As he explores backstage he finds a locked door and sees the shadows of Andrew Ryan and Jasmine as she is pleading with him; a flashback to when she was murdered. When he enters the room, a flashback of Jack's "mother" appears in front of him for a brief second, as he finds Jasmine's corpse on the bed, with the possible murder weapon (a lead pipe), a mans hat, a smoking pipe, and some shoes still present at the scene. Bloody footprints from bare feet lead out the door and turn their way into the blocked up door of a 'Dames' restroom.

BioShock 2Edit


A poster advertising Jasmine's "services" in Siren Alley.

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Jasmine is mentioned by Ryan in his audio diary Betrayal, where he expresses his anger over her decision to sell the embryo. The only other reference to Jasmine is her iconic striptease poster, which can be seen in places like Siren Alley.

Bioshock 2 MultiplayerEdit

Main article: BioShock 2 Multiplayer

One of Jasmine's quotes is seen during a loading screen. Her poster can also be seen around various levels.

Burial at Sea - Episode 1Edit

Jasmine Jolene is mentioned in a conversation between a man and a woman on the upper floor of High Street. While talking about Andrew Ryan, the woman mentions how she used to see him all the time in Eve's Garden, but afterwards, he'd disappear with Jasmine, likely to go back stage for some more "intimate" entertainment.

Audio DiaryEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Jasmine has the body of a Baby Jane model Splicer with Lady Smith model hair.
  • In the BioShock: Rapture novel, Ryan kills Jasmine Jolene by strangling her,[5] but evidence in her room in BioShock suggests that Ryan beat her to death with a section of pipe.
  • If you use the cheats Fly and Ghost and go thru the closed door while the Ghost Play 'murder' of Jasmine is happening you will see two Sander Cohens doing some odd pole dance movements on the other side.


  1. BioShock loading screen quote
  2. BioShock: Rapture, Chapter 3
  3. BioShock: Rapture, Chapter 14
  4. BioShock: Rapture, Chapter 15
  5. BioShock: Rapture, Chapter 19

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