Karina Lombard was born on the 21st January 1969 in Tahiti, French Polynesia. She is an actress. Karina'a mother, Nupuree Lightfoot, was an immigrant of Lakota Sioux ethnicity. Her father, Henry Lombard, was a European aristocrat. Lombard is a naturalised U.S. citizen. Her parents separated when she was one year old and her father took Karina and her four siblings to live at his estate in Barcelona, Spain. Over the years she gained proficiency in Spanish, English, Italian, French and German. She came to New York when she was 18 and began modelling and studying acting. Her major break in modelling 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. As an actress, she appeared on the first season of The L Word, and also in The 4400. She reprised her role as Marina Ferrer in the first episode of Season Four of The L Word and made one more brief appearance later that season (as an actress auditioning for Jenny's film, Les Girls). Her theatre training and stage experience primarily comes from New York City's Gallery Theatre, the Neighborhood Playhouse, The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Actors Studio. The tabloids have a fascination with her sexuality, usually one of the first questions is "are you bi-sexual?", she just smiles and carries on.