1. Born on 29 April 1968, she is a graduate in English and Spanish literature.
2. She has done post-graduation in international relations.
3. She is a Fulbright scholar, who studied at George Washington university, Harvard and John Hopkins university.
6. From 2007 to 2011 she was the ambassador of Croatia to US.
7. Then she became the first woman to be the NATO assistant secretary general for public diplomacy. In that capacity she visited Afghanistan number of times to raise the morale of NATO troops deployed there. In the NATO circle she is known as SWAMBO. That is she who must be obeyed.
9. She has been voluminously praised by both George Bush Jr and Barack Obama.
10. She bought her own economy class ticket and came to Russia to see Croatia playing. She put on Croatian Jersey and sat at the VIP box breaking all norms. She mingled with spectators and hugged the players, who were sweating and in briefs in the dressing room.