Adriana Karembeu

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Adriana Karembeu
Adriana Sklenarikova Karembeu NRJ Music Awards 2012.jpg
Karembeu in 2012
Born Adriana Sklenaříková
(1971-09-17) 17 September 1971 (age 45)[1]
Brezno, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)[1]
Partner(s) Mick Hucknall (1994–1997)
Modeling information
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Hair color Blonde[1]
Eye color Blue[1]

Adriana Sklenaříková-Karembeu (born 17 September 1971) is a Slovak fashion model and actress.[1] She is a former Guinness record holder for the longest legs among female models (at almost 1.24 m).[1]

Early life[edit]

Karembeu was born in Brezno, a town in central Slovakia.[1]


Karembeu at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival

While studying medicine in Prague,[1] Karembeu entered and won a modelling contest.[1]

In 1998, she was hired as one of the models for the Wonderbra campaign.[2]

In the United States, she modeled for Victoria's Secret.[1]

In 2008 she participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue on France 2.

In 2011 she was a contestant in the first season of the French Dancing with the Stars.[3]


Year Title Role Director Notes
1999 Domenica In Herself Cesare Gigli
2004 Jak básníci neztrácejí naději Madame Krásná Dusan Klein
3 petites filles Laetitia Jean-Loup Hubert
2007 Adriana et moi Adriana Williams Crépin TV Movie
2008 Asterix at the Olympic Games Mrs Geriatrix Frédéric Forestier & Thomas Langmann
2013 R.I.S, police scientifique Krystel Regnier Claire de la Rochefoucauld TV Series (1 Episode)
Scènes de ménage Vanessa Karim Adda & Francis Duquet TV Series (2 Episodes)
2014 Nos chers voisins Jennifer Emmanuel Rigaut TV Series (1 Episode)
2015 Meurtres à Étretat Karine Zenko Laurence Katrian TV Movie
Enfin en vacances, à la mer Vanessa Karim Adda & Francis Duquet (2) TV Movie
Section de recherches Tina Kepler Gérard Marx TV Series (1 Episode)
Doc Martin Adriana Soupov Stéphane Kappes TV Series (1 Episode)
Ex-Model Adriana Emmanuel Sapolsky TV Series (1 Episode)


She was one of the contetant during the First season of Danse avec les stars.

Personal life[edit]

Karembeu had previously dated English singer Mick Hucknall from 1994 to 1997.

She met French football player Christian Karembeu on a flight from Paris to Milan in 1998, and they were married in December that year.[1] On 9 March 2011, in an interview to French magazine Paris Match, Adriana revealed that she was separating from her husband.[4] She stated that the causes for the separation were the couple's constant exposure in the media and their "hectic lifestyle" as well as him being "upset to see photographs of [her] with other men appearing in the press and speculation that [she] had a lover".[5] Christian refused questions from the media about the divorce, stating that he would not comment in public about his private life.[6]

In June 2014, she married Armenian businessman Aram Ohanian, her boyfriend of three years. Their wedding was held in Marrakesh, Morocco, and was attended by numerous film and show business stars.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Adriana Sklenarikova Karembeu Profile". The Fashion Model Directory (FMD). Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "'Wonderbras are safe' says Adriana". BBC News. 12 August 1998. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Editorial (26 January 2011). "Bigard, Manoukian et Karembeu dans "Danse avec les stars"" (in French). Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Exclusif. Adriana annonce sa séparation à Paris Match (Adriana announces her separation in Paris Match)" (in French). 9 March 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Adriana and Christian Karembeu separate". France Today. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Adriana quitte Christian Karembeu (Adriana leaves Christian Karembeu)" (in French). France Soir. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Adriana Karembeu va se marier" (in French). Le Parisien. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 

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