Elizabeth Lindsey

  Female      Polynesian      Actress

About Author

Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey was born and raised in Hawaii by traditional Hawaiian elders. In 2008 she became the first Polynesian explorer and female Fellow in the history of the National Geographic Society. A cultural anthropologist and filmmaker, she is the Founder and CEO of Mapping the Human Story. Mapping the Human Story will use technology to explore and curate humanities traditions, wisdom and knowledge in order to sustain today's people and help future humanity. As of 2010, Dr. Elizabeth has 80 hours of footage and 15,000 photos of her experiences in Micronesia that will be essential for the project In 1995, she wrote, directed and produced “Then There Were None” a documentary film that chronicles the near extinction of native Hawaiians. It is considered a Hawaiian history classic and has received numerous awards including the prestigious CINE Eagle.

A humanitarian, the former Miss Hawaii 1978 works closely with United Nations ambassadors on behalf of environmental refugees faced with the punishing realities of the climate crisis. She serves on national and international boards and has created scholarships in India and Hawai’i.

She portrayed a young woman in the Magnum P.I. episode "Lest We Forget" in 1981. Later in the '80s (1988) she portrayed a very different type of character on "China Beach" (Season 1 Episode "Home") as a very pregnant Viet Cong bomber, and nurse by profession, who was directly responsible for multiple injuries and death of the soldier who was one day from returning home. It proved to be an emotional performance as it was non-speaking yet showcased the conflicts caused by her actions, their ensuing consequences, the care being provided to her, and its overall effect on those directly involved...

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