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
Actress
Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
17 December 1975
Actress

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879
Politician

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko
25 March 1976
Boxer

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Actress, Model

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev
19 December 1906
 
Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko
17 February 1988
Boxer

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
03 April 1920
War Criminal
Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD
Football Player, Politician

Anatoly DyatlovAnatoly Dyatlov
03 March 1931
Nuclear Engineer
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

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891
Composer and pianist

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
30 June 1946
Criminal

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
0879 AD
Viking Prince
Edwin SchlossbergEdwin Schlossberg
19 July 1945
Designer

VitasVitas
19 February 1971
Singer

Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk
14 November 1988
Reporter

Menachem Mendel SchneersonMenachem Mendel Schneerson
18 April 1902
Rabbi
Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
27 November 1960
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko
26 September 1965
President of Ukraine
Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
07 November 1888
Revolutionary

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
22 November 1893
Politician

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
12 March 1889
Ballet Dancer
Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
15 April 1992
Bodybuilder & Martial Artist

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986
Dancer
Denis StoffDenis Stoff
04 May 1992
Musician

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
04 December 1963
Pole Vaulter

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
25 July 1959
Serial Killer
Erwin ChargaffErwin Chargaff
11 August 1905
Biochemist

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

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
01 August 1924
Physicist

Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
29 July 1984
Olympic athlete

Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
30 June 1977
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist
Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
24 April 2001
Opera Singer
Ilya IlyukIlya Ilyuk
24 December 1995
Video Gamer

Volodymyr ZelenskiyVolodymyr Zelenskiy
25 January 1978
Politician

Elena LomachenkoElena Lomachenko
 
Wife of Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko

Veronika KhomynVeronika Khomyn
01 March 1990
Model
Laura ShustermanLaura Shusterman
1970 AD
Michael Cohen's Wife

Daryna PopachDaryna Popach
12 August 2001
TikTok Star

Julia GilasJulia Gilas
15 December 1984
Fitness Model

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
19 July 1971
Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk
17 January 1987
Boxer
Louis B. MayerLouis B. Mayer
12 July 1884
Film Producer

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver
Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff
02 January 1978
Dancer

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
18 February 1895
Military commander

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili
21 December 1967
President
Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
17 January 1980
Teacher, Choreographer

Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya
04 November 1983
 
Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
12 January 1990
Chess Grandmaster

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
23 February 1954
Economist, Politician, Banker

Igor of KievIgor of Kiev
0877 AD
Ruler

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
29 July 1817
Painter

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
25 October 1895
Politician
Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
23 June 1889
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
01 January 1909
Political leader

Muhammad AsadMuhammad Asad
02 July 1900
Journalist

Oksana LadaOksana Lada
03 March 1976
Actor
Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1884
Actress

Oleg BlokhinOleg Blokhin
05 November 1952
Football player
Larisa LatyninaLarisa Latynina
27 December 1934
Gymnast

Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
0978 AD
Prince

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
0943 AD
Prince
Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
23 October 1989
Association football player

Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka
02 October 1973
Comedian
Valentina LisitsaValentina Lisitsa
25 March 1973
Pianist

Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski
06 November 1860
Former Prime Minister of Poland

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko
 
Igor BelanovIgor Belanov
25 September 1960
Soviet-Ukrainian footballer

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
13 April 1909
Mathematician
Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter
20 March 1915
Pianist

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
12 September 1994
Tennis player

Paul CelanPaul Celan
23 November 1920
Poet

Ana LayevskaAna Layevska
10 January 1982
actor, television actor, film actor
Anatoliy TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
30 March 1979
Association football player
Ani LorakAni Lorak
27 September 1978
Singer

Andriy VoroninAndriy Voronin
21 July 1979
Association football player

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
1595 AD
Cossack

Georgy DobrovolskyGeorgy Dobrovolsky
01 June 1928
Cosmonaut
Oleg SalenkoOleg Salenko
25 October 1969
Footballer

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
29 September 1989
Association football player

Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
06 August 1973
Sportsperson, Kickboxer

Moshe SharettMoshe Sharett
15 October 1894
Politician, Diplomat, Translator

Sergei BondarchukSergei Bondarchuk
25 September 1920
Director
Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
07 April 1949
Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician

Lew GradeLew Grade
25 December 1906
Media proprietor
Alex LenAlex Len
16 June 1993
Basketball player

Dmytro ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
07 November 1986
Association football player
Yitzhak Ben-ZviYitzhak Ben-Zvi
24 November 1884
Politician
Rodion MalinovskyRodion Malinovsky
10 November 1898
politician, officer, writer