2 Andrei Tarkovsky(Director)
Andrei Tarkovsky was a Soviet and Russian writer, theatre director, filmmaker, and film theorist. Renowned for making movies that explored metaphysical and spiritual themes, Tarkovsky is often regarded as one of the most influential and greatest directors in the history of world cinema. The recipient of many prestigious awards, Andrei Tarkovsky's work continues to influence several filmmakers around the world.
3 Sergei Eisenstein(Film Director)
4 Yul Brynner(Actor)
Regarded as one of the first American movie stars, Yul Brynner became known for his performance as King Mongkut in the musical The King and I. He became identified with the role, so much so that he continued shaving his head after having shaved it for the role. A statue of Brynner was unveiled at Yul Brynner Park in 2012.
5 George Sanders(Actor)
George Sanders was a British actor, music composer, singer-songwriter, and author. Characterized by his smooth bass voice and heavy English accent, Sanders often portrayed sophisticated but villainous roles. For his contribution to the film and TV industry, George Sanders was honored with a couple of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
6 Gérard Depardieu(Actor)
Gérard Depardieu is a French actor who achieved international recognition after playing Jean Cadoret in the 1986 period drama film Jean de Florette. One of the most prominent and critically acclaimed actors, Depardieu has won two Cesar Awards from 17 nominations so far. He has also won other prestigious awards like Golden Globe Awards and London Critics Circle Film Awards.
7 Artem Chigvintsev(Latin Dancer)
8 Pasha Kovalev(Ballroom and Latin Dancer, Best Known as Participant of 'So You Think You Can Dance')
9 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa(Actor, Martial artist)
Currently a Russian citizen, Japanese actor and martial artist Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa began his training in martial art while in junior school and acting while studying in Duarte High School, California, making his breakthrough as the Eunuch Chang in The Last Emperor. Thereafter he continued to appear in numerous productions, concurrently developing a new form of martial arts called Chun Shin
10 Alexander Godunov(Ballet Dancer)
11 George Gaynes(Actor)
12 Danila Kozlovsky(Actor, Director)
Danila Kozlovsky is a Russian actor best known for his portrayal of Max Andreev in the 2012 black comedy-drama film Soulless, for which he won the Golden Eagle Award in 2012. Also known for his good looks, Kozlovsky was named Man of the Year by GQ Russia in 2013. He was also regarded as a sex symbol for many years.
13 Sasha Luss(Model)
14 Konstantin Stanislavski(Actor)
15 Costa Ronin(Actor)
Costa Ronin is a Russian-born New Zealand cinematographer and actor. He is best known for his appearances in international projects like Red Dog, East West 101, The Americans, and Homeland. In addition to being a cinematographer and actor, Costa Ronin is also a passionate motorcyclist.
16 Olga Khokhlova(Ballet dancer)
Olga Khokhlova was a Ukrainian ballet dancer. She also served as one of Pablo Picasso's early artistic muses before marrying him in 1918. Olga met Picasso at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris where the latter had designed the set and costumes for a ballet titled Parade, in which Olga performed. She left her ballet group after meeting Pablo Picasso.
17 Oleg Gordievsky(Secret Double Agent)
18 Svetlana Khodchenkova(Actress)
Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress best known for playing Irina in the 2016 film, Viking. She is also known for playing Vera in Bless the Woman, for which she received a nomination for Best Actress at the Nika Award. In 2008, she received the award for Best Actress at the Polish Film Festival for her performance in the movie Little Moscow.
19 Olesya Rulin(Actress)
Olesya Rulin is a Russian-American actress best known for acting in the High School Musical film franchise. Even though she was interested in the show business from a young age, she began her career as a nurse assistant. She eventually became an actress and found tremendous success with the release of the High School Musical films.
20 Timur Bekmambetov(Director)
21 Gala Dalí(Poet)
22 Eugene Mirman(Comedian)
23 Maxim Baldry(Actor)
24 Oleg Taktarov(Actor and retired mixed martial artist who competed in UFC and played a major role in Predators)
25 Aliona Vilani(TV personality)
Aliona Vilani is a Russian-Kazakh dancer and TV personality best known for appearing as a professional dancer in the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing. She started training in different forms of dance as a child and joined the Kaiser Dance Academy. She later turned professional and appeared in several TV shows. She also performs in stage musicals.
26 Vladimir Vysotsky(Best Known for His Unique Singing Style and Lyrics and an Influential Figure in Soviet Culture)
A Soviet cultural icon, singer Vladimir Vysotsky was known for his social commentary in his songs. In his early years, he quit engineering to study acting. He later ruled the stage as an actor, before stepping into music. He even distributed his recordings after being banned in the country.
27 Tom Conway(Actor)
28 Yuliya Snigir(Actress)
29 Alla Nazimova(Actress)
Alla Nazimova was a Russian-American actress who had an extensive career on Broadway. She acted in the classic plays of playwrights like Ibsen, Chekhov, and Turgenev. She eventually moved on to films and had an equally successful stint in cinema as well. She was openly bisexual and had sexual relationships with women while being married to a man.
31 Alexander Petrov(Actor)
32 Konstantin Khabensky(Actor)
33 Joseph Alliluyev(Former cardiologist and a grandson of Joseph Stalin)
Joseph Alliluyev was a Russian cardiologist best remembered as the grandson of Joseph Stalin. Although he maintained a low profile, Alliluyev appeared in a TV interview where he discussed his relationship with his maternal grandfather. In the 1992 TV film Stalin, which was directed by Ivan Passer, Joseph Alliluyev is showcased briefly as a six-year-old.
34 Natalie Glebova(TV Host)
35 Yuri Kolokolnikov(Actor)
37 Olga Fonda(Actress)
38 Nikita Mikhalkov(Filmmaker)
39 Vladimir Mashkov(Actor known for his work in the 2001 film Behind Enemy Lines and 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol)
40 Yulia Peresild(Actress)
41 Oxana Fedorova(Television presenter, Actress, Beauty queen)
42 Aleksei Serebryakov(Actor)
43 Vera Glagoleva(Actress, Film director)
Russian-French designer and artist Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erté, not just designed clothes but also created sets, costumes, and posters for opera and ballet performances. He had worked for Harper’s Bazaar and the Folies-Bergère, and had also penned quite a few books on design and illustration.