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Native name  ZHanna Friske
Children  1

Name  Jeanna Friske
Role  Actress
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Full Name  Jeanna Vladimirovna Kopylova
Born  8 July 1974 (1974-07-08) Moscow, Russia
Occupation  Singer, model, actress, socialite
Years active  1996–2003 (group)2004–2013 (solo)
Website  Official Zhanna Friske web site
Died  June 15, 2015, Balashikha, Russia
Spouse  Dmitriy Shepelev (m. 2012–2015)
Parents  Vladimir Friske, Olga Kopylova

Jeanna Vladimirovna Friske (Russian: Жанна Владимировна Фриске; born Jeanna Vladimirovna Kopylova; 8 July 1974 – 15 June 2015), better known by the stage name Zhanna Friske, was a Russian actress, singer and model. She was a member of the girl group Blestyaschie.


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Her father Vladimir Kopylov (later known as Vladimir Friske) is of German descent; his mother Paulina Friske was born to a Black Sea German family in the Odessa Oblast (part of Ukraine) then in the Soviet Union. She graduated in 1991 from secondary school No. 406, Perovo District, Moscow. She studied journalism at Moscow University, but abandoned it.

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Friske's common-law husband is Russian singer and television personality Dmitry Shepelev. They announced via Friske's official Web site on 7 April 2014 that Friske had given birth in Miami, Florida to a son.


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She first became famous when she joined Blestyashchie in 1996, which she left in 2003 to embark on a solo career as a singer, actress and occasional model. She was best known for her roles in such films as Night Watch and Day Watch as Alisa Donnikova. A 20-minute love scene involving Friske was edited from Day Watch by the director, Timur Bekmambetov, the last installment of the trilogy, Final Watch.

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Her most successful single was "Я была/Ya byla/I Was", which reached the top of the Russian charts; her album was also a major success reaching the top in all Russian-speaking countries. In 1996, she started her creative career by joining the singing group Blestyashchiye which recorded four solo albums and issued 3 solo programs for their fans. In 2003 she took part in the reality show The last hero-4 up to its final moment. Immediately after returning from that island shooting she announced her withdrawal from Blestyashchiye to begin a solo career. In 2005, she participated again in the reality show The last hero-5.

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In 2008, she skated with Vitaly Novikov and Maxim Marinin in Ice Age 2. On 4 October 2005, her first solo album was released under the name of Jeanna. Some of the songs have been released as music videos: «Лечу в темноту» (Lechu v temnotu, "I am flying into the darkness"), «La–la-la», «Где-то летом» (Gde-to letom, "Somewhere in summer").

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She appeared in Night Watch (2004) as Alisa Donnikova. Although most of her scenes were cut, she had a more prominent role in the sequel, Day Watch, and appeared on its posters. She performed many stunts. She played herself in the film What about the men are speaking of (2010), a performance of the popular play Conversations of the middle-aged men by the Kvartet-I. She played a major part in the detective story Who am I?, released in 2010.

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Friske was photographed for various glamour magazines such as Penthouse, Maxim and Elle. She appeared frequently in society columns though she insisted on her privacy from journalists. She made a large number of advertising campaigns for such corporations as Orient Watch, "Rexona". From 2011-12 she was the host of the Russian version of the populor reality show Paradise Hotel, which gained huge popularity in Russia.

Illness and death

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On 20 January 2014, her husband, Dmitry Shepelev, announced via Friske's website that Friske had been diagnosed with cancer.

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Other sites reported that Friske has been diagnosed with a stage IV glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. She was diagnosed with cancer two months prior to giving birth to her child. She was offered chemotherapy during her pregnancy but she refused treatment to save her baby.

In April 2013 she gave birth to a son. Her cancer worsened, and, on 15 June 2015, she died at age 40.


  • Zhanna (2005)
  • Singles

  • Ла-ла-ла/La-La-La (2004)
  • Где-то летом/Gde To Letom (Somewhere in Summer)(2005)
  • Мама Мария/Mama Maria (2006)
  • Malinki (feat. Diskoteka Avariya) (2006)
  • Я была/Ya bila (I Was) (2007)
  • Жанна Фриске/Jeanna Friske (2008)
  • American (2009)
  • Портофино/Portofino (2009)
  • Vestern (with Tanya Tereshina) (2009)
  • Пилот/Pilot (2011)
  • Ты рядом/Ty ryadom (feat. Geegun) (2011)
  • Навсегда/Forever (2012)
  • References

    Jeanna Friske Wikipedia