Karina Lombard

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Lombard in 2004, photo by Prphotos

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 The L Word as Marina.

Karina was born in Tahiti, French Polynesia, the daughter of Nupuree Lightfoot and Henri Lombard. Her father is of Swiss and Russian descent, and is said to be from an aristocratic family. Her mother is Lakota Native American.

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


Curious about ethnicity

8 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Her parents are Henri Lombard and Nuupure Mataitai. Her mother is Tahitian.

  2. bablah says:

    Is her mother not the Tahitian woman that birthed her siblings?

  3. madman says:

    What’s Swiss-Russian?

  4. andrew says:

    tag: “sioux”

  5. Gurrl says:

    Better than my pic suggestion, Thanks.

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