Karina Lombard

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Karina Lombard (born January 21, 1969) is a French-American actress and singer. Lombard was born in Tahiti. Her mother, Nupuree Lightfoot, is a medicine woman of the Lakota Nation and was an immigrant living in Tahiti. Her father, Henry Lombard, a banker, is a European aristocrat of Russian, Italian and Swiss descent. Lombard is a naturalized U.S. citizen but when she was one year old, her parents separated and her father took Karina and her four siblings, Helen, Inez, Charles and Denise, to live at his estate in Barcelona, Spain. She went on to attend a number of Swiss boarding schools, including in Lausanne, where she has said that "being American Indian meant being treated like a savage". Over the years she gained proficiency in Spanish, English, Italian, French and German. She came to New York when she was 18 and began modeling and studied acting. Lombard's major break in modeling came about due to a Calvin Klein photo shoot with a Native American theme. One of her photographs was chosen to be a billboard ad. Her photographs appeared in Elle and Vogue. Her first film role was as a princess in L'île (The Island).
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