She started her singing career in Silver Wings (Srebrna Krila) were she was credited for two medium successfully albums. In the early 1990s she became a TV host for two major Sunday night shows (Bravo, Sedma Noć) on Croatian National Television. Instantly, Vlatka became one of the most recognizable faces in Croatia. In the summer of 1995 she launched her only solo hit Petak (Friday).
For many years in a row, she was credited by media and magazines as one of the most beautiful women in the country. As her singing career stagnated, and as she gradually dropped her TV show, Vlatka became a subject of many controversies which included her own marriage. Controversies In 2004. Vlatka married Josip Radeljak - Dikan, a Croatian jetsetter and enterpreneur. The controversy started as a continuation of a media pumped saga that included Josip Radeljak and his late wife, arguably the most famous Croatian actress of all times, Ena Begovic.
In the summer of 1999 Radeljak was still married to Ena Begovic when a car accident occurred involving Ena and Radeljak's son from his previous marriage to another actress, Serbian native, Beba Loncar. The accident happened on the island of Brac. In the accident, Ena was severely injured and died shortly after in a local hospital. Leo Radeljak was charged with involuntary manslaughter, but during the trial he was acquitted of all charges.
Shortly after the event, Josip Radeljak and Vlatka Pokos got married on Turks and Caicos Islands. Known for her lavish lifestyle and a large display of expensive outfits that she was wearing for her public appearances, in 2005 Vlatka became one of the targets of animal activist groups in Croatia, which attacked her for wearing fur. The anti-Vlatka protest was held in Zagreb, condemning her and her husband. At the same time Vlatka revealed her animosity toward some other Croatian celebrities (pop star Severina) who failed to give her support when Vlatka was being constantly harassed by the media.
Soon after, another controversy was sparked by Mia Begovic, Ena's sister, who fought Josip Radeljak for custody over his and Ena's underaged daughter Lana. Mia Begovic accused Josip and Vlatka of abusing Lana and attacked Vlatka through media for being a bad stepmother. Vlatka and Josip strongly denounced accusations cutting short all communications between Lana Radeljak and her aunt. In June 2007 her marriage with Josip Radeljak abruptly ended when he kicked her out of their apartment. A fierce media battle between former sweethearts ensued, with Radeljak tossing his wedding ring in Croatian prime-time TV show and accusing Vlatka of physically abusing Lana.
On the other hand, Vlatka is accusing her former husband that he treated her worse than his domestic helpers Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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