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CAMILLE NIGHTHORSE, aka “The Road Warrior”

As a member of the Hualapai Tribe, Camille Nighthorse was raised on the Hualapai Reservation by her grandparents, Fred and Nellie Mahone. From the age of 8, she attended public schools in Southern California for six years, while staying with a foster family and returning home for the summers. During her sophomore year in high school, she transferred to the Phoenix Indian boarding school to be with other Hualapai students and build friendships with members of other tribes. After graduating from high school and having no family or home to return to on the Reservation, she went to Brigham City, Utah to stay with her mom, who worked at the Intermountain Indian School. This Indian boarding school offered vocational training for post high students, so Camille got involved with many classes and activities which included acting, fashion design and music. She was also on the drill team which gave her the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and perform during half-time for a Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins game in November of 1977. Camille was voted Homecoming Queen at Intermountain Indian School.

 Camille worked in her first movie, “The Deer Slayer” in Park City, Utah where she realized she wanted to pursue an acting career and went to Brigham Young University to study theater. She got married and began a family which became her priority for a number of years. During the years of having and raising her eight children; she lived all over the country and around the world, including London, England and Berlin, Germany. Camille’s family all moved back to Peach Springs in the early 90’s when her last baby was just a couple of months old, so the children could be close to their grandmother and all of their other relatives.

When “Mars Attacks” was filming in Kingman, AZ, Camille worked on set with Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael J. Fox. This began her journey of working with other movies being filmed in Kingman and in Las Vegas, NV through the 1990’s. A few of the movies were: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” with Johnny Depp; “Fools Rush In” with Selma Hayek; “Lethal Weapon 4” with Mel Gibson; and “Vegas Vacation” with Chevy Chase. Camille joined the Screen Actors Guild when she began working on “Into the West” – a TNT mini-series filmed near Santa Fe, NM. Camille worked in other films, TV shows and commercials before moving back to the Reservation again in 2002.

 Camille wants to be involved with her tribal community. She has joined the Peach crew of volunteers as part of doing this. She looks forward to sharing her passions for fashion and entertainment, especially Native Americans succeeding in these fields, as well as some good music, with KWLP listeners On the Road with Camille,” every weekday during your drive at 5 on 100.9FM!