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
Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko
25 March 1976

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
03 April 1920
War Criminal

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
17 December 1975

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879
Founder and first leader of the Red Army

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko
17 February 1988
Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Actress, Model

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev
19 December 1906

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD
Football Player, Politician
Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
24 September 1911
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891
Composer and pianist

19 February 1971

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko
26 September 1965
President of Ukraine

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
30 June 1946
Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
27 November 1960
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine

Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk
14 November 1988

Edwin SchlossbergEdwin Schlossberg
19 July 1945

Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
15 April 1992
Bodybuilder & Martial Artist
Menachem Mendel SchneersonMenachem Mendel Schneerson
18 April 1902

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
04 December 1963
Pole Vaulter
Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
12 March 1889
Ballet Dancer

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
22 November 1893
Erwin ChargaffErwin Chargaff
11 August 1905

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
0879 AD
Viking Prince
Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
25 July 1959
Serial Killer

Denis StoffDenis Stoff
04 May 1992

Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
22 July 1888
Discoverer of Streptomycin
Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
21 May 1902
Director, Screenwriter, Producer

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Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
01 August 1924
Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
30 June 1977
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist

Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
29 July 1984
Olympic athlete

Julia GilasJulia Gilas
15 December 1984
Fitness Model

Volodymyr ZelenskiyVolodymyr Zelenskiy
25 January 1978
Ilya IlyukIlya Ilyuk
24 December 1995
Video Gamer
Elena LomachenkoElena Lomachenko
Wife of Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko

Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
24 April 2001
Opera Singer

Laura ShustermanLaura Shusterman
1970 AD
Michael Cohen's Wife

Daryna PopachDaryna Popach
12 August 2001
TikTok Star
Veronika KhomynVeronika Khomyn
01 March 1990

Anatoly DyatlovAnatoly Dyatlov
03 March 1931

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk
17 January 1987

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
19 July 1971
Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer

Louis B. MayerLouis B. Mayer
12 July 1884
Film Producer
Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka
02 October 1973

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
12 September 1994
Tennis player
Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
17 January 1980
Teacher, Choreographer

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

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
01 January 1909
Political leader
Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
23 February 1954
Economist, Politician, Banker

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
07 November 1888

Grigory ZinovievGrigory Zinoviev
23 September 1883
Actor, Politician

Alex LenAlex Len
16 June 1993
Basketball player

Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1884
Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
23 June 1889
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
29 July 1817

Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
0978 AD

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
23 October 1989
Association football player
Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya
04 November 1983

Vyacheslav GlazkovVyacheslav Glazkov
15 October 1984
Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
13 April 1909

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter
20 March 1915

Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
12 January 1990
Chess Grandmaster
Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko

Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski
06 November 1860
Former Prime Minister of Poland
Valentina LisitsaValentina Lisitsa
25 March 1973

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
25 October 1895

Muhammad AsadMuhammad Asad
02 July 1900
Ana LayevskaAna Layevska
10 January 1982
actor, television actor, film actor

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
18 February 1895
Military commander
Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
07 April 1949
Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
1595 AD

24 May 1973
Musical artist
Leonid KravchukLeonid Kravchuk
10 January 1934
Former President of Ukraine
Oksana LadaOksana Lada
03 March 1976

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
29 September 1989
Association football player

Leonid KuchmaLeonid Kuchma
09 August 1938

Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
06 August 1973
Sportsperson, Kickboxer
Andriy PyatovAndriy Pyatov
28 June 1984
Association football player

Paul CelanPaul Celan
23 November 1920

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov
31 March 1964
Economist, Engineer, Politician

Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
24 January 1900

Igor of KievIgor of Kiev
0877 AD
Andriy VoroninAndriy Voronin
21 July 1979
Association football player

Alexandr DolgopolovAlexandr Dolgopolov
07 November 1988
Tennis player
Oleg BlokhinOleg Blokhin
05 November 1952
Football player

Nikolay DavydenkoNikolay Davydenko
02 June 1981
tennis player
Moshe SharettMoshe Sharett
15 October 1894
Politician, Diplomat, Translator
Serhiy RebrovSerhiy Rebrov
03 June 1974
Association football player, Association football