Frieda is not originally from Hoover Dam. She hails from Redding, and was born into the Van Graff family. She was born to Tiaret Van Graff, and is the sister of prisoner Jean-Baptiste Cutting. She knows very little about her half-brother, except that he has been missing for a few years now.
Frieda is attractive, but she is very hard, like an old bar-fly. She doesn't take crap from anyone and would just as soon shoot them as to serve them. She expects a courteous customer, and if she doesn't feel respected, she refuses to do business until the customer changes their ways.