Published on June 3, 2011 by Casey
Karina Lombard is an actress and singer. She 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 Italian, Russian, 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”.
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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.
Birth Name: Karina Lombard
Birth Place: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Date of Birth: January 21, 1969
Ethnicity: Lakota, Italian, Russian and Swiss