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Aliases: Karen Lacombe, Karen Lancome, Karen Lancoume, Karen D., Caren, Lauren Del Rio, Karen Lancom, Karen Bach, Karen Laucombe
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Date of Death : Friday, January 28, 2005
Years Active : 1996-2000 (Started around 23 years old)
Hair Color: Brown
Height 5 feet, 6 inches (167 cm)
Tattoos left shoulder
Karen Lancaume (born Karine Bach) (January 19, 1973 – January 28, 2005) was a French adult film star. Despite her short resumé of having appeared in only 29 films from her beginnings as an adult film star in 1997, she was quite a popular actress, with her natural beautiful looks and self-esteem, especially among the francophone public.
Born near Lyon, she spent her childhood in the Lyon countryside and completed her studies in communications. She was married to a DJ named Franck, but debts prompted her to work in the porn industry. She and her husband started doing scenes as a couple. In the 1997 film L'Indécente aux enfer she also started to have scenes with other partners. Once they had divorced, her ex-husband quit but Karen remained in the industry and continued to appear in pornographic films both in Europe and the United States.
She was well known to exhibit lewd abandon in her sex scenes. For example in World Sex Tour 21, she engages in group sex with three male actors. This scene includes Lancaume performing anal sex and double penetration. However, she always refused to appear in BDSM and/or gangbang scenes.
She is best known internationally as Nadine in the 2000 film Baise-moi.
Only once she turned 19 did this demure girl succumb to the charm of a holiday flirt and that night changed Karine thoroughly. Sweet country bumpkin by day, hot vamp on the look-out for adventures by night. Once she had finished the French equivalent to grammar school she left her home and went on to study advertising in Lyon. To earn some extra cash she began working behind the bar of a discotheque at weekends (quite handy for meeting men too). And indeed, she soon met her husband to be: Franck the disc-jockey.
Karen and Franck got married and wanted to have many children, but their financial difficulties stopped them from fulfilling that dream. The financial problems kept getting worse and when the couple spotted an ad by 'Marc Dorcel', the love-birds applied. They agreed to do the hardcore-production under one condition: They'd only shoot scenes between the two of them. The movie was called L'INDECENTE AUX ENFERS and happened to be one of the biggest French productions of 1996. But trouble started right away: Franck was having problems with his 'male-prowess' and Karen Lancaume had to finish the shoot without him. The director and producer were very happy with Karen and she was offered more work. She accepted and a new star of French erotic movies was born!
She kept shooting movies for Marc Dorcel, worked with Patrice Cabanel and all other greats of the French porn-biz. She got more and more recognition and was nominated for the 'Hot D'Or' award. Her marriage with Franck was beyond saving, despite (or maybe because) of her success and they ended up getting divorced. Karen Lancaume continued climbing the ladder of success to the top and became one of the favourite and most widely known European porn actresses. Even the biggest and best porn directors such as Andrew Blake, Luca Damiano or Mario Salieri were very eager to work with her.
But the high-point of her career should be provided by a woman: In 2000 Virginie Despentes cast Karen Lancaume for the leading role in her post-feminist scandal-movie BAISE-MOI (under the name Karen Bach). The movie, in which among other things a man is shot in the ass and which stars a range of porn-stars (such as Raphaela Anderson, Elodie Chérie, Zenza Raggi), sparked a world-wide debate about art, violence and pornography. The media blew up the movie out of all proportion, calling it an big scandal.
She was a nominee for the Best French Actress Hot d'Or in 2000.
Lancaume committed suicide on January 28, 2005 by taking an overdose of temazepam in her boyfriend's apartment.
Cinema Magazine Interview; After "Baise Moi" Movie:
German to English Translation
CINEMA: Karen, it gives people, which say, you would have a split personality and difficulties, to you to find… Is that correct?
Karen brook: Actually concerns only me somewhat, but if we talk already times about it: Yes, I am perfectly schizophren. Nothing is more normally nowadays.
CINEMA: How did it come to the meeting with Virginie?
Karen brook: If I remember myself quite, Virginie contacted me over Coralie. In May 1999 we finally met three us in a café. The enormous personality of Virginie took me perfectly immediately.
CINEMA: How did you learn Coralie to know?
Karen brook: Several times ran ourselves we with Pornodrehs over the way. We even co-operated. There it remained however usually with inconsequential gossip. In the meantime I estimate it more and more.
CINEMA: Had you there already read Virginies novel “Baise moi”?
Karen brook: No, only after Virginie gave me the book with our first meeting. Some months before I had read an article over it.
CINEMA: Do you have the role of the Nadine played, how she is described in the novel, or you the figure around own aspects in such a way enriched?
Karen brook: My goal was it to represent Nadine as genuinly as possible me the conception of Virginie, as far as it goes approximating in order to place it correctly contently. Nevertheless it is clear that also a few own aspects into the representation in-crept. I have myself Nadine, and Nadine approached me a little. At least we have simply thing in common.
CINEMA: Did you probably-feel in the world of the cinema?
Karen brook: Sometimes I was intimidated a little. But I had the luck to come into a so ingenious team that I mean shyness fast placings could.
CINEMA: Did the film change, personally much with you and vocationally?
Karen brook: Clearly, such an adventure leaves one not untouched. At this moment the film does not have direct influence. But it leaves memories: the first feature, the first large role, Sex and many, many feelings.
CINEMA: In front of what were you afraid before the shootings at most?
Karen brook: Before the fact that the film is not turned perhaps to end and before it not to be on top. Before it that Raffaela leaves us, but that is a little also another thing.
CINEMA: What are your projects after this film?
Karen brook: After this film? Now, the life continues! Because I am rather superstitious, I work first on my projects, before I talk about it.
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BAISE-MOI, based on the controversial novel written by codirector Virginie Despentes, is a vivid and brutal reality-based exploration of two women's attempts to reclaim their sexual power. Real-life porn stars Raffaela Anderson and Karen Bach star as the film's THELMA AND LOUISE-style anti-heros. Manu (Raffaela Anderson), a porn actress, is the victim of a violent gang rape, depicted graphically in the first fifteen minutes of the film, that fills her with internal rage and violent aggression. She sets out on a road trip and meets Delphine (Karen Bach), a drug-addled former prostitute with an aggressive streak. Delphine and Manu join forces and begin on a revenge-fueled sexual rampage, seducing and killing with reckless abandon. Delphine and Manu are furious and empowered by their sexual prowess; they wield their guns and lingerie-clad bodies like true professionals. Adrenaline drives their killing spree, set to a pounding punk rock score, and murder becomes implicitly linked to sexual gratification. Directors Virginie Despentes (a former prostitute) and Coralie Trinh Thi (a former porno actress) shot the film in gritty digital video at a fast-paced reckless clip of 76 minutes, heightening the acute sense of urgency and nihilistic desperation of the two women. Despentes and Trinh Thi blur the lines between cinema and reality and delve into the dark recesses of female psychology. By shooting real hard-core sex scenes and employing former porn actresses, they create a compelling and daring film that sets the conventional notions of female sexual appetite on end.
Starring: Karen Bach, Raffaela Anderson, Ouassini Embark
Producer: Baudoin Capet, Philippe Godeau
Marc Dorcel 30th Anniversary
Description: A unique event that we are celebrating with an exceptional anthology video... For 30 years Marc Dorcel has produced the top movies, with worldwide best stars, and leaded phantasm all over the world to become the reference in the ... Full Descriptionadult industry. With this exceptional pack of 6 DVD's that Marc Dorcel has selected. You get 14 hours of the ultimate must-have X-rated movie scenes from 1979 to now, including all the top stars. "Bon voyage", welcome to Marc Dorcel's world of luxury, lust and pleasure. This is the only Maeva Dream video. Adult stars also making their debut in this video:
Starring: Karen Lancaume, Katsuni, Angel Dark, Jane Darling, Melissa Lauren, Monica Sweetheart, Ellen Saint, Sarah Twain, Suzie Carina, Laura Lion, Yasmine, Regina Ice, Cindy, Suzie Diamond, Tracey Adams, Silvia Saint, Priscila Sol, Anita Dark, Anita Blond, Erika Bella, Laure Sainclair, Bambi, Laura Angel, Nikki Anderson, Oksana, Maeva Dream, Roxi Panther
Studio: Marc Dorcel
My 1st Time In The Ass
Description: Her very first time in the ass. And you get to watch! Runtime: 84 minutes
Stars: Helene Silver, Karen Lancaume , Director: Patrice Cabanel
Studio: JTC Video
The Nurses Diary
Description: Marc Dorcel has built a reputation for creating the finest adult entertainment the world has to offer. Countless awards and accolades; exotic European newcomers, and the French phenom Laure Sainclair. It's time to see what's left the rest of the world breathless…and begging for more. There's more to Nursing than meets the eye, ear, nose, and throat. If you thought Internal medicine was a dry topic, you haven't seen the type of care Laure has to offer. And when she says "say AHH" she means it. You know, the French are definitely on to something. We feel better already.
Starring: Karen Lancaume, Laure Sainclair, David Perry, Anita Blond, Mike Foster, Lea Martini, Herve-Pierre Gustave, Omella, Cassandra Reinhard
Studio: Wicked Pictures
Karen Lancaume Complete Filmography:|
4 Cory Koryntu alternative title for Four Fucking Daughters (plays a daughter)
4 Filles de leur Père alternative title for Four Fucking Daughters (plays a daughter)
4 Fucking Daughters alternative title for Four Fucking Daughters (plays a daughter)
The 5 Beginners alternative title for Novizie (plays the bisexual girl)
À Feu et à Sexe sur la Riviera 2000, Dir. Alain Payet
Abdul El Muriad 1999, Dir. Magdalena Lynn as Nicky Ranieri
Abgefickt in Paris alternative title for American Girl in Paris
Acteurs porno en analyse 1998, Dir. José Bénazéraf
All American Girls in Paris alternative title for American Girl in Paris
Alta Borghesia 2000, Dir. Ralf Scott (as Karen Lacombe)
American Girl in Paris 1998, Dir. Kris Kramski
L'Amour comme je l'aime alternative title for Così come piace a me
Anal Power 3 1999
Anita Blond & Anita Dark Infinity: Best Of 2006 (? as Karen)
Ante futura 1997, Dir. Ian Nichols
As I Like alternative title for Così come piace a me
Astersex alternative title for Hotdorix
Aveux pervers alternative title for Danila Visconti
Baise-Moi 2000, Dir. Coralie and Virginie Despentes (as Karen Bach, plays Nadine)
Belle porche e rotte in culo Dir. Ralf Scott (Giancarlo Bini?) (as Karen Lacombe)
Les "Best of" Marc Dorcel 3 1990s
Bordell der Leidenschaft alternative title for L'Empreinte du Vice (plays the maid in the bordello)
Bordellen alternative title for Lilì (plays a prostitute)
Bourgeoisie Violée 1997, Dir. Xavier-Michel Lefoy
Brochette de Top Model alternative title for Extravagances
Le Calvaire de Monica alternative title for Fuga dall'Albania (plays Helen)
Carpe diem 1997, Dir. Alex Perry
Chaos Now 2001, Dir. Chris Austin
Chasseurs de lapines Dir. Stan Lubrick
Le Château des Désirs 1999, Dir. ?
Cherie Lady 2001, Dir. Jack Crawler (as Karen Lancome, plays Rebecca)
Cindy 1997, Dir. Franco lo Cascio as Luca Damiano (plays Veronica)
Cindy und das Millionen Erbe alternative title for Cindy (plays Veronica)
Confessions féminines Dir. Patrice Cabanel
Les Contes pervers de Mario Salieri alternative title for Racconti dall' oltretomba
Così come piace a me 1997, Dir. Franco Lo Cascio as Luca Damiano
Crash-Course Dir. Gabriel Pontello as Gabriela Ponti (as Lauren del Rio)
Danila Visconti 1990s, Dir. Magdalena Lynn as Nicky Ranieri
Debora's Teenies Dir. Gabriel Pontello as Gabriela Ponti (as Lauren del Rio)
Demoni 2000 or earlier, Dir. Mauro Conti
Diavolo Rosa 1990s, Dir. Jack Crawler
Don Tonino 1990s, Dir. Robert D'Arcy as Robert Zickyos (as Karen Lancoume)
Dzikie szalenstwa alternative title for Chaos Now
L'École de Laetitia 16 Dir. Laetitia
L'Empreinte du Vice 1998, Dir. Marc Dorcel (plays the maid in the bordello)
L'Enfer de Mario Salieri alternative title for Inferno
L'Enfer X alternative title for Inferno
L'Enjeu du désir 1999, Dir. Alain Payet
Entre Femmes: Le Best of No. 3 1999, Dir. Michel Ricaud, Marc Dorcel, Serge de Beaurivage
Erdbeermund alternative title for Demoni
Escape from Albania alternative title for Fuga dall'Albania (plays Helen)
Exhibitions 1999 1998, Dir. John B. Root
Exhibitions anales 14 c. 1996, Dir. Laetitia
Exhibitions X alternative title for Exhibitions 1999
Extravagances Dir. Patrice Cabanel
Fantasmes interdits alternative title for Fantasmi proibiti
Fantasmi proibiti 1998, Dir. Jenny Forte
Le Fetichiste 1999, Dir. Alain Payet
Fick mich! alternative title for Baise-Moi (as Karen Bach, plays Nadine)
Four Fucking Daughters 1998, Dir. Ralf Scott (plays a daughter)
Fuck Me alternative title for Baise-Moi (as Karen Bach, plays Nadine)
Fuga dall'Albania 1998, Dir. Mario Salieri (plays Helen)
La Fuga de Albania alternative title for Fuga dall'Albania (plays Helen)
Geile kusjes uit... Parijs
Die geilen Fotzen von der Tankstelle alternative title for L'Enjeu du désir
Gestrandete Seelen alternative title for Fuga dall'Albania (plays Helen)
Giovani troie in cerca di piacere
Glory Night 1990s (as Lauren del Rio)
Il Guardone di notte alternative title for Il Portiere di notte (uncredited)
Hard Positions - mode d'emploi Dir. Stan Lubrick
Haus der Lüste 2 Dir. Helen Duval
Herrin der Ringe Dir. Dino
Hip! Hip! Giù gli slip! Dir. Leo Salemi (as Karen Lancoume, scene from Maitresse)
Hotdorix 2000, Dir. Alain Payet
Hörige Dienst-Mädchen alternative title for Slaves of Shame
Incest'Air 1997, Dir. Xavier Michel Lafoy
L'Indécente aux enfers 1997, Dir. Marc Dorcel
Inferno 1999, Dir. Mario Salieri
Inferno (Teufelsmacht) alternative title for Inferno
Les Interdits de la gyneco Dir. Stan Lubrick
Io Godo solo cosi alternative title for Crash-Course (as Lauren del Rio)
Journal d'une infirmière 1997, Dir. Michel Berny as Michel Barny
Karbol-Mäuschen 1997, Dir. Harry S. Morgan (as Carene Lancome, plays Oberstabsärztin)
Koyack 1999, Dir. Mario Bianchi as Nicholas Moore
Lady Chérie alternative title for Cherie Lady (as Karen Lancome, plays Rebecca)
Laure Sainclair Infinity 2007, Dir. Serge de Beaurivage, Marc Dorcel, Christophe Clark, Michael d'Angelo
Leidensweg einer Geächteten alternative title for Racconti dall' oltretomba
Let Me Talk! alternative title for Papà ti scopo tua moglie ...
Le Libertin perverti 1999, Dir. Luca Damiano
Lieutenant Kojack alternative title for Koyack
Lilì 1997, Dir. Franco lo Cascio as Luca Damiano (plays a prostitute)
Lilly alternative title for Lilì (plays a prostitute)
Lisa Crawford, top model et salope alternative title for Alta Borghesia (as Karen Lacombe)
Lussuria alternative title for Scarfesse
Ma première fois dans le cul Dir. Patrice Cabanel
Mad Sex mid-late 90s, Dir. Kaito (as Karin Lancome)
Maitresse Dir. Leo Salemi
Le Major Dome alternative title for Carpe diem
La Maledizione del Castello 1998, Dir. Max Bellocchio
Manoeuvre Into Lust alternative title for Karbol-Mäuschen (as Carene Lancome, plays Oberstabsärztin)
La Mante Religieuse 1990s, Dir. Christian Lavil
Marionette del vizio alternative title for La Marionnette
La Marionnette 1998, Dir. Alain Payet
Marquis 1997, Dir. Franco lo Cascio as Luca Damiano (plays the tailor's whore)
Masquerade alternative title for L'Empreinte du Vice (plays the maid in the bordello)
Monica alternative title for Fuga dall'Albania (plays Helen)
Ms Movie Star 1 1997, Dir. Max Bellocchio
Necrofilia probably 1998, Dir. Jenny Forte (probably uncredited)
Night Watch alternative title for Il Portiere di notte (uncredited)
Niqueurs-nés 1998, Dir. Fred Coppula
Niqueurs-nés: Natural Born Fuckers alternative title for Niqueurs-nés
Nocny Portier alternative title for Il Portiere di notte (uncredited)
Novizie 1997, Dir. Franco lo Cascio as Luca Damiano (plays the bisexual girl)
The Nurse's Diary alternative title for Journal d'une infirmière
The Panty Thief alternative title for Le Fetichiste
Papà ti scopo tua moglie ... 1997, Dir. Enzo Gallo as Steve Morelli
Peccati infernali alternative title for L'Indécente aux enfers
Porno Psychiater alternative title for L'Indécente aux enfers
Il Portiere di notte 1998, Dir. Franco lo Cascio as Luca Damiano (uncredited)
Prête à tout jeune femme cherche appartement Dir. Guillaume Morgan
Le Principe de plaisir 1999, Dir. John B. Root
Privacy Violata alternative title for Il Portiere di notte (uncredited)
Racconti dall' oltretomba 1998, Dir. Mario Salieri
Rape Me alternative title for Baise-Moi (as Karen Bach, plays Nadine)
Rekord-Kitzler 1997, Dir. Gabriel Pontello as Gabriela Ponti (as Lauren del Rio)
Il Residence della vergogna 1999, Dir. Andrea Lucci (plays the last client)
Sacro e profano 1998, Dir. Jenny Forte (as Karen Lancoume, plays a nun)
Sales garces 1999, Dir. Giancarlo Bini
Samtkatzen 1990s?, Dir. Gabriel Pontello as Gabriela Ponti (as Lauren del Rio, plays Jean-Pierre Armand's maid)
Sborrate da uno sconosciuto alternative title for Samtkatzen (as Lauren del Rio, plays Jean-Pierre Armand's maid)
Scarfesse late 1990s, Dir. Patrice Cabanel
Die Schwarze Witwe alternative title for La Maledizione del Castello
Selen, l'amour comme je l'aime alternative title for Così come piace a me
Le Serviteur Dir. Alex Perry
Sex Hotel alternative title for Il Residence della vergogna (plays the last client)
Le Sexe du diable alternative title for Sacro e profano (as Karen Lancoume, plays a nun)
Sexe en eaux troubles 1 alternative title for Ms Movie Star 1
Sguardi viziosi alternative title for L'Empreinte du Vice (plays the maid in the bordello)
Una Signora per bene alternative title for Cherie Lady (as Karen Lancome, plays Rebecca)
Slaves of Shame Dir. Franco lo Cascio as Luca Damiano
Das Sommerfest Dir. Dino
Sonderausgabe 5 - Teenage Fantasy
Sperma zum Dessert 1997, Dir. Harry S. Morgan
Lo Spione d'albergo alternative title for Il Portiere di notte (uncredited)
Stars sans limites Dir. Ian Nicols
Storie intriganti di amori e tradimenti Dir. Tony del Duomo (as Karen Launcome)
Striscia ... la coscia 1999, Dir. Mario Bianchi as Nicholas Moore
Stupro Finale 1990s?, Dir. Patrice Cabanel
Suce et tais-toi Dir. Patrice Cabanel
Summertime Sex Party alternative title for Das Sommerfest
Supergirl 1997 (2004 for DVD), Dir. Dino (as Lauren del Rio)
Die sündige Gemeinde alternative title for Sacro e profano (as Karen Lancoume, plays a nun)
Teeny Exzesse 51: Karbol-Mäuschen alternative title for Karbol-Mäuschen (as Carene Lancome, plays Oberstabsärztin)
Teeny: Eine so junge Spalte ist wie ein Jungbrunnen 1997, Dir. Jack Crawler
Il Tenente Koyack alternative title for Koyack
Toute une vie de plaisirs alternative title for Una Vita in Vendita (old footage)
Umili serve alternative title for Slaves of Shame
Undercover 1990s (presumably as Lauren del Rio)
Uniformes Deluxe Anthology 2009
Uniformes X 1996, Dir. Laetitia
Verfickte Töchter alternative title for Four Fucking Daughters (plays a daughter)
Very Best of Anita Blond & Anita Dark alternative title for Anita Blond & Anita Dark Infinity: Best Of (? as Karen)
Very Best of Laure Sainclair
Les Vicieuses 1990s, Dir. Alain Payet as John Love (as Karen)
Una Vita in Vendita Dir. Andrea Nobili (old footage)
Una Vita in Vendita - Backstage
I Vizi di una infirmiera alternative title for Journal d'une infirmière
When the Night Falls 1997 (2001 for DVD), Dir. Jürgen Woolf
Wild Hot Girls alternative title for Alta Borghesia (as Karen Lacombe)