The Ravishing Russian has had quite a year. In addition to accompanying Rusev to the United States Championship once more, she made her in-ring debut at WrestleMania. Her and real-life beau Rusev recently tied the knot, and her first WWE movie Interrogation was just released. You can say that Lana has so much going on to keep her busy.
Lana has recently stepped up her game as Rusev’s manager. She exercised her bravery at Clash of Champions, where she blatantly interfered in the match by pulling the referee out of the ring as he was counting a pin for Rusev’s opponent Roman Reigns. Evolving to the part of heel manager was a great moment for her even though she ended up ejected from ringside.
She might not be there as a wrestler just yet, but it’s safe to say that Lana has the manager role secured. But behind the cold and calculating Superstar, who is Lana? There is more to the Ravishing Russian other than her beauty. She happens to be extremely talented and is the Jill of all trades. Lana can do it all, and the entertainment industry was something she was born to be a part of.
#1 The “Russian” background
Lana plays a Russian onscreen, but she isn’t Russian at all. Lana is actually an American but spent much of her childhood in the Soviet Union. Her family lived in Latvia, which was occupied by the Soviet Union until its independence was restored in 1991. Her father worked in the country as a Christian missionary. Lana lived in Latvia until she was 17 and then returned back to the United States.
The experience in Latvia plays well with her onscreen character and has served Lana immensely. Lana lives her character and it certainly helps her when it comes to managing Rusev.