Dominique Ariane Swain (born August 12, 1980) is an American film actress. She may be best known for her role as the title character in the 1997 film adaptation of the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
Swain was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Cindy (née Fitzgerald) and David Swain, Sr., an electrical engineer. Swain grew up in Malibu with four siblings living a modest lifestyle and was a straight-A student at Malibu High School. In 1993, Swain was a stunt double in the film The Good Son. Her sister is the actress Chelse Swain.
In 1995, Swain was chosen from 2,500 girls to star in the controversial remake of Lolita; the film was released in 1997. Shortly after, Swain starred as the rebellious daughter of John Travolta in action film Face/Off. After Face/Off, she starred in many low-budget films. In 2002, Stuff magazine named her #79 of the "102 Sexiest Women In The World." In February 2007, she was the cover girl on Stuff magazine. Also in February, she appeared in the straight-to-DVD horror movie Dead Mary. She recently did a cameo appearance in the Nickelback video for "Rockstar". She lip syncs the lyrics while lying in a bathtub filled with bubbles. She also appeared in the video for Shaun Mullins' song "Lullaby".
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