Place of Birth: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Date of Birth: January 21, 1969
*Swiss, Russian (father)
*Lakota Native American (mother)
Karina Lombard is a French and American actress, singer, and model. She is known for her role on the drama series The L Word as Marina.
Karina was born in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Her father, Henri Lombard, is of Swiss and Russian descent, and is said to be from an aristocratic family. In press articles on Karina, her mother is said to be Nupuree Lightfoot, a Lakota Native American woman.
Articles from 1993 say that Karina was raised by her father, after he persuaded her mother to give up rights to Karina, “under pressure from his aristocratic family to leave Nupuree… “She agreed we should have a ‘white’ upbringing.””
Karina grew up in Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain, and attended several Swiss boarding schools. She speaks several European languages, including English. She moved to New York City, New York, U.S., when she was eighteen.
Sources: Article about Karina’s background at People Magazine, 1993 – https://people.com
Article about Karina’s background at McCall’s, 1993 – http://www.mcall.com