Drakaina (model)

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Drakaina
Drakaina signing books Hal-Con 2010.jpg
Drakaina signing books Hal-Con 2010
Born (1975-08-28) August 28, 1975 (age 39)
Vincennes, France
Nationality French
Spouse(s) Ariock - Separated in 2010

Drakaina (French pronunciation: ​[draˈka.ena])[dubious ] (born August 28, 1975) is a French actress and model. The name, Drakaina, means she dragon in Greek and it came up while Ariock and Drakaina were talking about Echidna, the mother of all monsters : he mentioned that she was a "Drakaina", and she instantly knew that it would be her name... --from Drakaina's official biography--[citation needed] Drakaina is a registered trademark belonging to Drakaina since 2001.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Drakaina was born in Vincennes, France. Her father, Gilles, is a retired restaurant owner and her mother, Catherine, is a breeder of Pyrenean Mountain Dogs. Drakaina began her acting career after being spotted in a club. Beforehand, she had been working as a receptionist and been a model for an international hair product company CAPIRELAX. She is best known for her career as a Fantasy art Model, working with over 340 international painters and comic book artists.

Career[edit]

Since 2001, Drakaina has appeared in a number of both French magazines which include Playboy, Verites, Khimairia, New Look, as well as television/radio productions TF1, Europe1, France3, and comedy. She became Ariock's spokesmodel and has been recognized as France's first ever Fantasy art model. She had a supporting role in the 2001 TV film, Sa mère la pute. In August 2006, Drakaina relocated to Canada where she is now pursuing her acting career.

Drakaina has been Ariock's spokesmodel since 2001. She also appeared in the 2006 Heavy Metal calendar as a December angel by Lorenzo Sperlonga. She also worked with Ariock and Spanish comic artist Mike Ratera on a comic book based on her character, which was later dropped due to conflicting schedules. She was approached by Red Sky Comics to portray the comic book character Warrior Queen but didn't follow suit.

Additionally, She was approached in February 2006 by PETA France to become one of their official spokesmodels.

In 2006, she worked on the Outlander (2007) set starring James Caviezel and Jack Huston[1].

In 2008, she was given by askmen.com the title of #2 Fantasy art Model worldwide* http://ca.askmen.com/top_10/celebrity/top-10-fantasy-art-models_2.html and released her first European Art Book "Drakaina Fantasy of Desires"

In 2010 Drakaina was nominated for Faces Magazine Awards in the “Babe the Year” category, and was one of the guest of honor at Hal-Con, one of the largest conventions of Science Fiction in Eastern Canada, where she presented the first issue of the comic book at her image “Drakaina Untamed”. The comic was a huge success, so much that it sold out in 48 hours. Late 2010 saw the release of her 3rd art book “Drakaina Masters”, by SQP Editions, which received an excellent reception from the public, encouraging Drakaina to attend many meetings and book signings with her fans.

2011 marks the 10 years anniversary of Drakaina’s career as a Fantasy Art Muse. The French girl has come a long way since her debuts in which she would receive dubious looks when trying to explain her activities to today, where she is invited to some of the biggest worldwide comic, Sci-fi and fantasy conventions and panels (including the San Diego Comic Con in July 2011) and has made a name for herself as a key reference in Fantasy art. In November 2011, she will release a collector’s art book combining the best photos of her career, and retracing her photographic journey through the past 10 years.

Personal life[edit]

Drakaina lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she relocated in 2006 from Avignon, France to pursue her acting and modeling career . She enjoys walking in the woods, spending time with her dog, computer designs, reading comics and cooking. Today, she is living with French artist and concept designer Ariock, whom she met in 2001 when he was looking for his spokesmodel and their shiba inu Beltane.

Drakaina and Ariock separated in early 2010.

Selected Appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Drakaina Untamed, the comic book Drakaina Incarna comics - Newton Burcham
2010 Drakaina: Masters Drakaina SQP publishing - Art book
2010 BloodTini The Empress Director: John Rosborough Produced by: DiHL Digital & Rattle Snake Films
2008 Drakaina, Fantasy of Desires Drakaina, l'art d'etre Muse SPOOTNIK Editions
2008 Drakaina Drakaina, A Fantasy art Muse SQP publishing
2008 We call the shots Featured dancer/babe Spesk K and Markit
2007 OUTLANDER Villager- Kitchen Wench in production
2006 Heavy metal calendar December Angel
Fearotic art by Ariock Drakaina
Incroyable mais vrai: 'TF1 Drakaina, France's first ever Fantasy art Model television documentary
Magic unofficial trading cards 2005 Character Model - Drakaina trading cards collectibles
Neotoken Illusion trading cards
2001 Sa mere la pute Red haired hooker
1996 "This Is Your Night" Dancer Amber

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