Ukrainians are known to be amongst the world’s most beautiful people and thus it’s no surprise that some of the most gorgeous ladies in the international show biz like Mila Kunis, Milla Jovovich, and Olga Kurylenko have Ukrainian roots. But it’s not just beauty that makes Ukrainians unique—the nation is also the motherland of several prominent figures in science, technology, literature, performance arts, politics, astronomy, music, and mathematics. Ukraine is the land of multi-faceted and versatile people! Take for example, Nikolai Ivanovich Kibalchich, a Russian revolutionary of Ukrainian origin who was also a pioneering rocket scientist. Another such multi-talented personality was Stepan Tymoshenko known as the father of modern Ukrainian engineering mechanics. Ukrainians are also famous for their contribution to the world of mathematics, music, and literature. In the recent years, people of Ukrainian origin have stormed yet another field with their unique combination of beauty and brains—the entertainment industry. Pop musicians and dancing stars like Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Roma Pryma-Bohachevsky, and Vasyl Verkhovynets are making the world sing and dance to their tunes! Indeed, hasn’t Ukraine produced some of the most amazing international personalities? This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Ukrainians.
Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983
Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
17 December 1975

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Actress, Model

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
03 April 1920
War Criminal

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko
25 March 1976
Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev
19 December 1906

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko
17 February 1988

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD
Football Player, Politician

Anatoly DyatlovAnatoly Dyatlov
03 March 1931
Nuclear Engineer
Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
0879 AD
Viking Prince

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
24 September 1911
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Volodymyr ZelenskiyVolodymyr Zelenskiy
25 January 1978

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891
Composer and pianist
Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
30 June 1946

Edwin SchlossbergEdwin Schlossberg
19 July 1945

19 February 1971

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
07 November 1888
Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk
14 November 1988

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko
26 September 1965
President of Ukraine
Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
27 November 1960
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
12 March 1889
Ballet Dancer

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
22 November 1893
Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
15 April 1992
Bodybuilder & Martial Artist

Menachem Mendel SchneersonMenachem Mendel Schneerson
18 April 1902
Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
25 July 1959
Serial Killer

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
04 December 1963
Pole Vaulter
Erwin ChargaffErwin Chargaff
11 August 1905

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Denis StoffDenis Stoff
04 May 1992
Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
21 May 1902
Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
22 July 1888
Discoverer of Streptomycin

Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
30 June 1977
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist

Laura ShustermanLaura Shusterman
1970 AD
Michael Cohen's Wife
Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
01 August 1924
Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
24 April 2001
Opera Singer

Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
29 July 1984
Olympic athlete

Veronika KhomynVeronika Khomyn
01 March 1990

Ilya IlyukIlya Ilyuk
24 December 1995
Video Gamer
Elena LomachenkoElena Lomachenko
Wife of Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko

Julia GilasJulia Gilas
15 December 1984
Fitness Model

Daryna PopachDaryna Popach
12 August 2001
TikTok Star

1502 AD

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
19 July 1971
Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk
17 January 1987

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
12 September 1994
Tennis player
Louis B. MayerLouis B. Mayer
12 July 1884
Film Producer

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
17 January 1980

Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
12 January 1990
Chess Grandmaster
Alex LenAlex Len
16 June 1993
Basketball player

Henry RothHenry Roth
08 February 1906
Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver

Vladimir the GreatVladimir the Great
0958 AD

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
23 February 1954
Economist, Politician, Banker

Sergei MagnitskySergei Magnitsky
08 April 1972
Tax advisor

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
01 January 1909
Political leader
Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya
04 November 1983

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
23 October 1989
Association football player

Alexander VindmanAlexander Vindman
06 June 1975
Military officer

Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff
02 January 1978
Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili
21 December 1967

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
23 June 1889
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet
Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
0978 AD

Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1886

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
29 July 1817
Baal Shem TovBaal Shem Tov
25 August 1698

Anna MuzychukAnna Muzychuk
28 February 1990
Chess player
Oksana LadaOksana Lada
03 March 1976

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
18 February 1895
Military commander

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko
Larisa LatyninaLarisa Latynina
27 December 1934

Muhammad AsadMuhammad Asad
02 July 1900
Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
25 October 1895

Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka
02 October 1973

Vasyl IvanchukVasyl Ivanchuk
18 March 1969
Chess player

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter
20 March 1915
Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski
06 November 1860
Former Prime Minister of Poland
George GaponGeorge Gapon
17 February 1870
Russian priest

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
0943 AD

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
13 April 1909

28 March 1995
Disc jockey
Ana LayevskaAna Layevska
10 January 1982
actor, television actor, film actor

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
29 September 1989
Association football player

Irina KrushIrina Krush
24 December 1983
Chess player

Oleg BlokhinOleg Blokhin
05 November 1952
Football player

Ani LorakAni Lorak
27 September 1978
Valentina LisitsaValentina Lisitsa
25 March 1973

Paul CelanPaul Celan
23 November 1920
Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
1595 AD

Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
07 April 1949
Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician
Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
06 August 1973
Sportsperson, Kickboxer
Adolf AnderssenAdolf Anderssen
06 July 1818
Chess player, Non-fiction writer