Tahitian-born and toasted to a lightly browned perfection, svelte and velvety Karina Lombard's exquisite and exotic beauty caught the eye of fashion lens man Bruce Weber during a trip to New York. Weber's provocative photos of this raven-haired vision of sensuality entitled Karina to a career as a skinternational supermodel. Perhaps because her maternal grandparents are Lakota Indians from South Dakota, Lombard decided to base herself in the United States and study acting at the Strasberg Institute. After a bit part in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991), Karina stepped up and stripped down to play the lead in the erotically charged Wide Sargasso Sea (1993). Lissome Lombard received a lifetime appreciation award from the IBTC (Itty Bitty Titty Committee) for that performance alone and, more recently, took high, hard honors from the esteemed GGGGGGG Group (Guys Going Ga-Ga for Girl-Girl Grappling) in appreciation of her Sapphoriffic achievements between the sheets--and between the thighs of Mia Kirshner--on the blisteringly hot Showtime lesborama series The L Word.