Adriana Karembeu

Adriana Sklenaříková (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]

Adriana Sklenaříková
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Adriana Sklenaříková

(1971-09-17) 17 September 1971 (age 48)[1]
Brezno, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)[1]
Partner(s)Mick Hucknall (1994–1997)
Modeling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Hair colorBlonde[1]
Eye colorBlue[1]

Early lifeEdit

Sklenaříková 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 2005 she featured in the Channel 5 TV documentary Bra Wars: Boom or Bust

In 2007 she is the host of Top Model (French season 2) on Métropole 6.

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 contestants during the first season of Danse avec les stars.

Personal lifeEdit

Sklenarikova 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 "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)". Paris Match (in French). 9 March 2011. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Adriana and Christian Karembeu separate". France Today. 10 March 2011. Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Adriana quitte Christian Karembeu (Adriana leaves Christian Karembeu)". France Soir (in French). 9 March 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Adriana Karembeu va se marier". Le Parisien (in French). 2 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

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