Jeanna Vladimirovna Friske (Russian: Жанна Владимировна Фриске) (born 8 July 1974 in Moscow, USSR), better known under her stage name Zhanna Friske, is a Russian film actress, singer, and socialite.
She first became famous when she joined the all-girl pop singing group Blestyashchie in 1996, and left in 2003 to embarked on a solo career as a singer, actress, and occasional model, and keeps enjoying strong media interest.
Internationally Friske is known for her roles in the films Night Watch and Day Watch as Alica Donnikova. Although the 20-minute love scene involving Friske was edited from Day Watch by the director, Timur Bekmambetov, she will reappear in the last installment of the trilogy, Final Watch.
Her most successful single is "Я была / Ya byla / I Was", which reached the top of the Russian charts; her album was also a major success reaching the top of all Russian-speaking countries.
Her father Vladimir Friske is of German descent. The grandmother of Jeanne Friske was born in a Volga German family in the former Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Soviet Union. Her mother is an ethnic Ural Cossack. Her family lives today in Moscow.
Date of birth: 8 July