• Saffi Karina is a model, actress and television presenter, best known for her promotion of plus-sized representation
• Her estimated net worth is over $6 million
• She comes from a mixed ethnic background and pursued a modelling career since her youth
• She gained fame through her Instagram account, leading to professional opportunities with high profile brands
• She is active on social media and has founded an initiative to promote body and size acceptance.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1969
SpouseAnthony John Crane
FactShe did all her own stunts in Kull the Conqueror (1997).

Who is Saffi Karina?

Saffi Karina was born on 17 October 1986, in England, and is a model, actress and television presenter, best known for her promotion of being plus-sized through her professional work, as well as online on her Instagram account. She has managed to gain hundreds of thousands of followers thanks to her professional work, and promotion of body positivity.

The Net Worth of Saffi Karina

How rich is Saffi Karina? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $6 million, earned through her successful multi-faceted career. Her online fame has gained her numerous opportunities, including work with several high profile brands. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life

Very little is known about Saffi’s life before her rise to fame online. There are no details regarding her family, childhood, and education. It is known that she is of mixed ethnicity with her heritage drawing from various countries, including from Cuba, the Philippines, Ireland, and Hawaiian.

Saffi Karina

From early in her life she desired to become a model and pursued it throughout most of her youth. However, she found it difficult to find a breakthrough in a modelling career due to her weight and body size. She was often told to get her hip measurements down for her to be hired, and was also told to wear minimizing bras. She possessed the looks to warrant modelling projects, but her body was not the usual for the industry standard of the time. Despite all of the rejections, she continued to pursue the craft, discovering that it would be possible for her to try her hand at modelling on-line, following other models who have found success in the field by developing their online fame.

Social Media Fame

Karina learned about the website Instagram, which was the platform for many models who would later turn professional thanks to their popularity on-site. Instagram is a photo and video sharing website owned by Facebook, beginning its run in 2010. It allows users to upload videos and photos to the service. One of the reasons for its success is due to how easy it is to edit ones content while also organizing them through location information or tags. These media can then be shared publicly and others can like or follow one’s profile.

It has become one of the most popular social networking platforms in the world, and has over a billion registered users with over 500 million users accessing the Stories feature daily. Over 40 billion photos have been uploaded to the service, and it has surpassed criticisms when it comes to the abrupt changes the website sometimes makes when it comes to policy or interface. She started posting a lot of personal photos and photo shoots, leading to considerable attention online. Eventually, her followership grew, and she caught the attention of several companies.

Professional Modelling

Saffi started gaining offers to do print and television commercials, officially starting her career as a professional model. She was then contacted by modelling companies such as IMG Models, an international modelling agency based in London. The company has various international offices, and is known for acquiring top models, managing their career similar to that of entertainers. Some of the models under the company’s management include Bonner Bolton, Bella Hadid, Fernanda Motta, Karen Leson, Maddie Ziegler, and Xiao Wen Ju. The company also merged with William Morris Endeavor (WME), a talent agency, in 2013.

She moved to New York City for her work, and became an ambassador for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), based in New York with local chapters all over the country. The goal of the organization is to help save lives and bring hope to those who have become affected by suicide. She also created Curve Project London which is an initiative to help inspire other women to understand the importance of body and size acceptance. She continues to do television and print work, witha few of the companies that recently worked with her including Love Island and Revolve.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, not much is known in terms of her romantic relationships. She has never been public about this aspect of her life, nor has she mentioned anything about it in interviews. Several sources state that she is likely still focused on the development of her career, as her social media pages don’t show any indication that she is in a relationship.

Similar to numerous professional models, she is active online through accounts on major social media websites. She continues to upload regularly on Instagram, and it has become an alternative source of income thanks to sponsored posts from numerous companies. She also has a personal Facebook page, but not much has been revealed to the public except for a few personal photos. She previously owned a blog which promoted her work and modelling endeavors, but it hasn’t been updated since 2015, although still showcasing a lot of her early work, including photo shoots from that time. She also posted about plus sized models being used a lot more in recent years, as studies indicate that several lingerie companies are experiencing a boost in sales due to the use of plus sized models for their products.

General Info

Full NameKarina Lombard
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1969
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActor, Model, Singer


SpouseAnthony John Crane
ParentsHenry Lombard, Nupuree Lightfoot
SiblingsInez Lombard, Denise Lombard, Helen Lombard, Charles Lombard


MoviesThe Doors, Wide Sargasso Sea, The Firm, Legends of the Fall, Last Man Standing, Kull the Conqueror, Jo's Boy, The Family Show, Murder at the Cannes Film Festival, Guardian, Deception
TV ShowsThe L Word, The 4400

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1Karina didn't see her first film until she was eight. She went to see a movie called Donkey Skin (1970) starring Catherine Deneuve. After seeing this movie, Karina knew this is what she wanted to do.
2Some of her favorite movies are Amélie (2001), All About Eve (1950), Some Like It Hot (1959), Amadeus (1984), and Blade Runner (1982).
3She did all her own stunts in Kull the Conqueror (1997).
4She was born in Tahiti, the daughter of Henry Lombard, then 58, the Swiss-Russian heir to a Geneva banking dynasty, and Nupuree Lightfoot, a Lakota Indian medicine woman some 30 years his junior.
5She has four older siblings, Helen, Ines, Charles and Denise.
6Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, German and French




CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2007TV SeriesPippa Sanchez
Suspectes2007TV Mini-SeriesClaude Perkins
The 44002005-2006TV SeriesAlana Mareva
Big Kiss2004Liz
Dr. Vegas2004TV SeriesJessica Rhodes / Black Widow
Deception2003Margareth de Vries
Guardian2001Katherine Kross
Murder at the Cannes Film Festival2000TV MovieInspector Renee Reno
The Seventh Scroll1999TV Mini-SeriesRoyan
Exposé1998Amber Collins
Early Edition1998TV SeriesSammia Watts
The Violent Earth1998TV Mini-SeriesAnna Temaru
Kull the Conqueror1997Zareta
Last Man Standing1996Felina
Legends of the Fall1994Isabel Two
The Firm1993Young Woman on Beach
Wide Sargasso Sea1993Antoinette Cosway
The Doors1991Warhol Actress
L'île1987TV Mini-SeriesIvoa
Timeless2016TV SeriesNonhelema
Le Family Show2014TV MovieMayi Rioux
NCIS2012TV SeriesMonique Lisson
CSI: NY2011TV SeriesEva Martinez
Le fils à Jo2011Alice Hamilton
Rescue Me2009TV SeriesGeneviéve
The L Word2004-2009TV SeriesMarina Ferrer


L'île1987TV Mini-Series performer: "La femme océan"


Vivement dimanche2011TV SeriesHerself
On n'est pas couché2011TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerself
Totally Gayer2004TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

The 44002006TV SeriesAlana Mareva


Won Awards

2001FAITA AwardFirst Americans in the Arts AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie/Special (Lead)Murder at the Cannes Film Festival (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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