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Yvonne Strahovski
(Australian Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘Chuck’ and 'The Handmaid's Tale')
Yvonne Strahovski
60
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Werrington Downs, Australia

The quintessential action heroine of Australia, Yvonne Strahovski is popular for playing roles that require her to perform dangerous stunts. In 2011, she was adjudged the Fun Fearless Female of the Year by Cosmopolitan magazine. Also known for her good looks, Yvonne Strahovski was named in Maxim Hot 100 list in 2012.

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Yara Shahidi
(Actress & Model Known for Her Role as 'Zoey Johnson' on the TV Series" ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish)
Yara Shahidi
65
Birthdate: February 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Yara Shahidi is best known as Zoey Johnson from Black-ish and Grown-ish. She started off as a model for brands such as McDonald's and GapKids, at age 6. One of Time’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016," she was also appreciated in the film The Sun Is Also a Star.
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Yvonne De Carlo
(A Famous Hollywood Star in the 1940s & 1950s)
Yvonne De Carlo
26
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: January 8, 2007

Canadian-American actress, dancer, and singer, Yvonne De Carlo, was an internationally known Hollywood film star in the 1940s and 1950s. Born to an ambitious mother, she was groomed for a career in the show business from her childhood. She began her career as a dancer and eventually started acting. She had an extensive career spanning over five decades.

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Yoko Ono
(Artist and Musician Who Was an Influential Practitioner of Conceptual & Performance Art)
Yoko Ono
73
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, peace activist, and singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after marrying John Lennon of the Beatles. She is widely criticized for her unquestionable influence over John Lennon and his music. She is also often blamed for the disbandment of The Beatles. Despite all these criticisms, Yoko Ono continues to go on her merry way.

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Yayoi Kusama
(Contemporary Artist)
Yayoi Kusama
33
Birthdate: March 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is known for her variety of artforms, including sculpture, installations, paintings, and fashion. She mingles elements such as feminism, surrealism, and abstract expressionism, and expresses her struggle with mental illness through her art. She has also published books and produced an award-winning film. 
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Young M.A
(American Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her 2016 Hit Single ‘Ooouuu’)
Young M.A
37
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Young M.A is an American rapper who achieved popularity after the release of her single Ooouuu, which was certified quadruple-platinum. Also a well-known philanthropist, Young M.A launched the KWEENZ Foundation in 2018; the foundation aims at helping those trying to cope with the loss of loved ones. The same year, she was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Yolandi
(Singer, Actress)
Yolandi
73
Birthdate: December 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
South African rapper Anri du Toit, better known as Yolandi Visser, performs as part of the rap-rave group Die Antwoord, which has released hits such as Enter the Ninja. She has also starred in films such as Chappie. She is known for her signature blonde hair and outrageous fashion sense.
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Yang Mi
(Chinese Actress and Singer)
Yang Mi
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Birthdate: September 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Chinese actor and singer Yang Mi soared to fame with the series Tang Ming Huang and later appeared in series such as Chinese Paladin 3 and Swords of Legends. She has also appeared in movies such as Mysterious Island, the Tiny Times film franchise, and The Witness.
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Yvette Nicole Brown
(Actress)
Yvette Nicole Brown
20
Birthdate: August 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Yasmine Bleeth
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as ‘Caroline Holden’ in the TV Series ‘Baywatch’)
Yasmine Bleeth
23
Birthdate: June 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Yasmine Bleeth is a former actress who contributed to the success of TV series, such as Baywatch. Also known for her charity work, Yasmine Bleeth served as the spokesperson for a fundraising campaign called Lee National Denim Day in 1998. She has also donated money to help advance research on breast cancer.

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Yohani
(Singer-songwriter)
Yohani
47
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Yvonne Craig
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Batgirl/Barbara Gordon' in the 1960s Television Series 'Batman')
Yvonne Craig
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: August 17, 2015

Yvonne Craig was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Batgirl in the iconic 1960s TV series Batman. Such was her popularity that she was called a pioneer of female superheroes during the 1960s. Also remembered for her skills as a ballet dancer, Yvonne Craig's training as a ballerina helped her a lot while performing stunts in Batman.

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Yoo In-na
(Actress)
Yoo In-na
12
Birthdate: June 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seongnam, Gyeonggi, South Korea
South Korean entertainer Yoo In-na is best known for her roles in series such as Secret Garden, Queen and I, and High Kick! Through the Roof. She was a DJ on the popular radio program Let's Crank Up the Volume and has won honors such as the Baeksang Arts Award.
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Yvette Prieto
(Michael Jordan’s Wife)
Yvette Prieto
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cuba
Model Yvette Prieto gained fame working with renowned designers such as Alexander Wang. She appeared as herself in the documentary Cuba: An Island Apart. She is married to NBA legend Michael Jordan. Apart from her twin daughters with Jordan, she has three stepchildren from Jordan’s previous marriage.
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Yung Miami
(Singer)
Yung Miami
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Yvette Mimieux
(Actress)
Yvette Mimieux
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Yael Grobglas
(French-Israeli Actress Best Known for Her Roles as 'Petra Solano' in the TV Seies 'Jane the Virgin')
Yael Grobglas
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Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

Yael Grobglas is an Israeli actress known for her performance in the popular American satirical telenovela Jane the Virgin. After appearing in a couple of Israeli films, Grobglas achieved international recognition when she played Shir in a horror film titled Rabies. She then established herself in the American TV and film industry by appearing in projects like Jane the Virgin.

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Yvonne Orji
(Actress)
Yvonne Orji
7
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Rivers State Rivers, Nigeria
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Yma Súmac
(American-Peruvian soprano)
Yma Súmac
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cajamarca, Peru
Died: November 1, 2008
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Yancy Butler
(Actress)
Yancy Butler
4
Birthdate: July 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Yolanda King
(Civil Rights Activist and Daughter of Civil Rights Leader 'Martin Luther King Jr.')
Yolanda King
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: May 15, 2007

African American activist, Yolanda King, was the first-born child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Exposed to social justice activism at a young age, she grew up to be an outspoken supporter of civil rights and LGBTQA+ rights. She was also known for her artistic endeavors. She died of heart disease at 51. 

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Yvonne McGuinness
(Irish Visual Artist)
Yvonne McGuinness
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Birthdate: October 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Ireland
Irish visual artist Yvonne McGuinness is renowned for her video installations and prints. Most of her art works revolve around themes of conflict between revealing and hiding one’s true self. She has also made several short films, such as Charlie's Place. She is married to Irish actor Cillian Murphy.
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Yalitza Aparicio
(Mexican Actress Best Known for Her Debut 2018 Drama Film 'Roma')
Yalitza Aparicio
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Birthdate: December 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexican actor Yalitza Aparicio is best known for her Academy Award-nominated debut performance as Cleo in the film Roma. Though initially aspiring to be a school teacher, she later switched to acting. She is also a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and has graced the cover of Vogue México.

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Yolanda Adams
(One of the Best-Selling Gospel Artists of All Time)
Yolanda Adams
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Initially a schoolteacher, four-time Grammy-winning contemporary gospel singer Yolanda Adams rocked the Billboard charts with her debut full-length single Just As I Am. She was also part of the Tony-nominated team that created the original score of the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants. She has also penned a book on Christian life.

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Yvonne Elliman
(Singer)
Yvonne Elliman
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Yoon Eun-hye
(South Korean Actress)
Yoon Eun-hye
10
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guro District, South Korea

Yoon Eun-hye is a South Korean actress, model, singer, and entertainer. After starting her career as a singer, Yoon Eun-hye went on to establish herself as an actress, playing important roles in television dramas like The Vineyard Man, Princess Hours, and My Fair Lady. She has also won several prestigious awards for her skills as an actress.

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Yasmin Le Bon
(Model)
Yasmin Le Bon
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Yami Gautam
(Indian Actress Who Predominantly Works in Hindi Films)
Yami Gautam
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Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Yami Gautam is an Indian actress who came into prominence after being chosen as the face of the popular skin-lightening cosmetic product Fair & Lovely. Also known for her good looks, Yami Gautam frequently appears on lists, such as Times of India's Most Desirable Woman.

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Yasmeen Ghauri
(Model)
Yasmeen Ghauri
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Yuna Kim
(Figure Skater)
Yuna Kim
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucheon-si, South Korea
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Yaya DaCosta
(Actress)
Yaya DaCosta
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Birthdate: November 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Yoon So-hee
(South Korean Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘The Emperor: Owner of the Mask’)
Yoon So-hee
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Birthdate: May 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Yoon So-hee is a South Korean actress best known for her portrayal of Kim Hwa-gun in the popular television series The Emperor: Owner of the Mask, for which she received the Best New Actress award at the 2017 Seoul Awards. For her performance in the series, Yoon also received nominations at the 44th MBC Drama Awards and 12th Soompi Awards.

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Yvette Wilson
(Comedian and Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Andell Wilkerson’ in the UPN Sitcoms ‘Moesha’)
Yvette Wilson
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Birthdate: March 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 14, 2012
Yvette Wilson is best known as Andell Wilkerson from the sitcom Moesha and as Andell Wilkerson from its spin-off, The Parkers. She has also appeared in films such as House Party 3 and in series such as Def Comedy Jam. She suffered from kidney issues and died of cervical cancer.
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Yvette Cooper
(Political Leader)
Yvette Cooper
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland, UK
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Yasmin Lee
(Actress)
Yasmin Lee
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Birthdate: June 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thailand
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Yunjin Kim
(South Korean-American Actress, Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sun-Hwa Kwon’ in the TV Series ‘Lost’)
Yunjin Kim
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Birthdate: November 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Yunjin Kim is a South Korean-American actress best known for playing Sun-Hwa Kwon in the American TV series Lost, for which she won the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006. She has also won other prestigious awards like the Grand Bell Award. Also known for her good looks, Kim was ranked 98th on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 List in 2006.

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Yasmine Al Massri
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘Quantico’)
Yasmine Al Massri
6
Birthdate: November 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Born to an Egyptian mother and a Palestinian father in Lebanon, Yasmine Al Massri left to study multimedia in Paris at 20. A trained dancer, she later gained fame with the critically acclaimed Lebanese film Caramel and played twins in Quantico. She is also a human rights activist.
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Yuki Kajiura
(Musician)
Yuki Kajiura
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Yvette Fielding
(Television presenter)
Yvette Fielding
2
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockport
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Yuna
(Singer)
Yuna
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ylona Garcia
(Filipino-Australian Singer and Songwriter)
Ylona Garcia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 28, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Ylona Garcia is a Filipino-Australian television personality, singer, and actress. After finishing third in the Philippine version of Big Brother, Garcia went on to establish herself as a popular actress and singer. Over the years, she has also won many prestigious awards, such as the Awit Awards, MOR Choice Awards, MYX Music Award, and Wish Music Award

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Yingluck Shinawatra
(Prime Minister of Thailand (2011 - 2014))
Yingluck Shinawatra
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Kamphaeng District, Thailand

Born into an affluent business and political family of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra received an elite education. She became the country’s first female prime minister but later fled the country when charges of corruption were brought against her. It is believed she is now exiled in London.

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Ylenia Carrisi
(Former actress who disappeared under mysterious circumstances while visiting New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 1994)
Ylenia Carrisi
2
Birthdate: November 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Yulia Lipnitskaya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yulia Lipnitskaya stunned her fans with the news of her retirement at the tender age of 19. Apparently, she had been struggling with injuries and anorexia. The Russian professional figure skater won an Olympic gold at 15, thus becoming the youngest Russian gold medalist in history.

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Yelena Isinbayeva
(The Greatest Female Pole-Vaulter of All Time)
Yelena Isinbayeva
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Yashika Aannand
(Actress)
Yashika Aannand
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Birthdate: August 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
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Yang Jiang
(Chinese Playwright and Translator Who Wrote Several Successful Comedies)
Yang Jiang
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: May 25, 2016

Yang Jiang was a Chinese author, translator, and playwright. Yang Jiang is credited with writing several successful comedies. A prolific translator, Yang was the first Chinese to come up with a proper Chinese version of Don Quixote. Her translation is considered the definitive translation of the popular novel in China.

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Yasmin Wijnaldum
(Model)
Yasmin Wijnaldum
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 10, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Reputed for her confident runway walk, Dutch fashion-model Yasmin Wijnaldum made her modelling debut during the 2014 Elite Model Look competition and bagged a contract with the Amsterdam branch of Elite Model Management. Moving on, she signed with Elite Worldwide and The Society, became face of Prada, walked for noted designers and made it to the cover page of Vogue Magazine.

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Yelena Yemchuk
(Photographer)
Yelena Yemchuk
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Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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Yuliya Levchenko
(Ukrainian High Jumper)
Yuliya Levchenko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Artemivsk, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)