I choose lane.
—Zlata Ostrovsky[src]
Zlata Ostrovsky is a reformed former black-sheep daughter to a powerful Russian mob family that does business in Florida. She is a recurring character in Season Two of the series Claws, portrayed by Franka Potente.[1]


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Early LifeEdit

Zlata Ostrovsky was born and raised in the country of Georgia and is the only sibling to Riva. During her life, she was heavily put down by her family for her choices, including being pulled away from her daughter Olga.

She primarily made her career through publishing a book titled The Kremlin Konnection.[2]


Zlata's arrives in episode 1 of season 2. Her first words are 'Hello lovely family' to Riva and Olga, which is short lived as she soon feels that Riva has made her Olga turn against her. She is wearing a large gold necklace with the word 'Queen' on it, a foreshadowing of the role she takes by the end of the epsiode and in the season 2.

Daughter's MarriageEdit

In order to get the Husser's performing the work she needs to execute her vision, Zlata forced Roller to marry her daughter Olga at gunpoint. She believes now that the Husser's are family they will fall in line.


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  • Riva (Sister and Victim)
    The two were born and raised in Georgia, brought up on the world of crime. Though perceived as the black sheep of the family, Zlata was distanced by many people she loved, including her parents and daughter due to her career choice.
  • Olga Ostrovsky (Daughter)
    Zlata has been separated from her daughter for some time, being taken care of by her sister Riva in the United States. Upon what was originally a visit for her book tour, she reconnects with Olga and pushes forth effort to bring her under her wings after learning of Riva's ongoing manipulation onto her. She arranged Olga to marry Roller after her daughter's confession to get his attention.
  • Roller Husser (Son in-Law)
  • Bogdan (Grandson)


Appearances of Zlata Ostrovsky



Claws Characters
Groups Desna's DivasDixie MafiaHaitian MafiaRussian Mafia
Nail Artisan Jennifer HusserVirginia LocPolly MarksDesna SimmsAnnalisa Zayas
Dixie Mafia BaylorBrienneClintBryce HusserClay HusserJuanda HusserRoller HusserTedToby
The Russians BogdanBorisChip LauderdaleOlga OstrovskyZlata OstrovskyRivaYuriYuri II
The Haitians Gregory RuvalMatilde Ruval
Others AriaAudreyBreniqueConfetta BrinksBastilleSally BatesBethBethanyArlene BranchKenneth BrickmanCeceChoiCicilyKeith CoombsSandy CoombsLucy ChenCythniaEdCarl HargroveHank GluckMandy HeiserJasonJeffJeffJoelleKellyKikiApril KimLamontLondonMadisonMargeMarilyn BrickmanLillian MarksMarnieMattMerleMontyGladys PiretteAnnabeth ReidRelevanceSarahScarletShellyDean Simms
For a complete list of minor characters, see List of Minor Characters.