Yana comes from a hard working family. Her father is from Belgrade and he is a dentist. Her mother was born in Bajina Basta, in the provinces of Serbia and moved to Belgrade when she was fifteen to pursue her own dreams of living in a big city. They met when they were seventeen at university and have been together ever since. They both worked very hard to earn enough money to put Yana through school and help her in her dream of becoming actress and model, something very difficult under the Milosevic era in Serbia.
Yana grew up during the war and this has made her a very strong person, with good family values and spiritual strength. She is not just a pretty face and a hot body. She is also beautiful on the inside. She want to be a sucsess so her fame can be influence and she can use money for change from bad time to peace.
During her childhood Yana grew up a great deal on her family farm Bajina Basta. She was a child of nature and freedom of the spirit. This is what makes Yana so natural in front of the camera and loving to perform so much.
Her first ever appearance on television was as a child singer on the children’s Series, BRANKO KOCKICA. She has said that from that moment she just wanted to perform forever. From there she did some guest roles on Bolji Zivot (A Better Life) and a NEXT Pear Nectar commercial. But she hit BIG TIME when she landed herself in a regular role on TV Palma’s late night Adult Entertainment slot. From this came much fame and more work, as a model for Late Night Adult commercials and Modeling for magazines and parties.
She also became famous in some other countries around Europe and went to work in Italy, Romania, Czekoslovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Portugal.
With the fame of the Television success came some controversy regarding her personal life. Yana, a girl from the farm, found herself in the face of the media having to answer for questions about who she was dating. There are rumors that she had an affair with soccer superstar Dragan Diklic, which were the direct cause of the suicide of his wife. Both he and Yana have denied these rumors, claiming they are friends.
She has been photographed with major celebrities all over the country, from Captian Dragan to basketball stars and singers. She also has been seen in public with international sports stars from Italy, Spain and France. These are the controversies that surround Yana.
At the age of twenty five, the life of an actress had played its part and she was too tired to continue. She retired from acting, prodigiously saying “It takes too much of my soul” and made the public announcement that she would move on to professional modeling only. “My body is strong and beautiful and it will continue to work hard. The world needs this hard work. Otherwise nothing is change.”
From her upbringing in smart and intelligent family, Yana learns good values for liking and appreciation of people. She often gives money to homeless people and talks with them on the streets. A tragic childhood accident, where she was attacked by a stray dog and scared for life, also means she support, when she can, a dog home in Belgrade.
Yana is now pursuing a career in modeling. She is moving to Los Angeles to check it out and make contacts.