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Drakaina signing books Hal-Con 2010
August 28, 1975 |
|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-- Drakaina is a registered trademark belonging to Drakaina since 2001.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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|
|2001||Sa mere la pute||Red haired hooker|
|1996||"This Is Your Night"||Dancer||Amber|
Interviews & articles
- The science, the fiction and the fantasy, Fantasy model Drakaina Muse to launch new book, 10/2010[permanent dead link]
- “Dreaming about Drakaina”, by Sue Carter Flinn, 10/2010
- Interview with Drakaina - the Fantasy Art Muse, 03/2010
- Interview de Drakaina(fr) - GameKult, 07/2010
- French fantasy model finds Bedford a dream, 12/2008
- Interview, 2006, Aliens Café
- Article on Drakaina, from "Fantasy Magazine », italy