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

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko

17 February 1988

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
(Actress, Model)

14 November 1979

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
(Founder and first leader of the Red Army)

07 November 1879

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev

19 December 1906

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy

24 March 1986

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad

03 December 1857

Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk

14 November 1988

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)

23 April 1891

Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
(Bodybuilder & Martial Artist)

15 April 1992

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer)

12 March 1889

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
(War Criminal)

03 April 1920

Denis StoffDenis Stoff

04 May 1992

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
(Serial Killer)

25 July 1959

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
(Pole Vaulter)

04 December 1963

Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
(Discoverer of Streptomycin)

22 July 1888

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

21 May 1902

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak

01 August 1924

Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
(Olympic athlete)

29 July 1984

Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
(Opera Singer)

24 April 2001

Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
(Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist)

30 June 1977

Ilya IlyukIlya Ilyuk
(Video Gamer)

24 December 1995

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk

17 January 1987

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
(Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer)

19 July 1971

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko

1976 AD

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko
(Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Economist, Entrepreneur)

26 September 1965

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
(Association football player)

23 October 1989

Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
(Economist, Politician, Businessperson, Entrepreneur)

27 November 1960

(Singer-songwriter, Artist, Songwriter, Singer)

19 February 1981

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Teacher, Choreographer)

17 January 1980

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
(Tennis player)

12 September 1994

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
(Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver)

09 July 1950

Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
(Chess Grandmaster)

12 January 1990

Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff

02 January 1978

John III SobieskiJohn III Sobieski
(Military leader, Politician)

17 August 1629

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Economist, Politician, Banker)

23 February 1954

Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya

04 November 1983

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili

21 December 1967

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
(Aircraft designer)

25 May 1889

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev

0915 AD

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno

07 November 1888

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
(Political leader)

01 January 1909

Alex LenAlex Len
(Basketball player)

16 June 1993

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich

22 November 1893

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
(Association football player)

29 September 1989

Grigory ZinovievGrigory Zinoviev
(Actor, Politician)

23 September 1883

Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski
(Former Prime Minister of Poland)

06 November 1860

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
(Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet)

23 June 1889

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod

0879 AD

Roman NeustädterRoman Neustädter

18 February 1988

Vyacheslav GlazkovVyacheslav Glazkov

15 October 1984

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam

13 April 1909

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)

31 March 1964

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter

20 March 1915

Dmytro ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
(Association football player)

07 November 1986

Nikolay DavydenkoNikolay Davydenko
(tennis player)

02 June 1981

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol

25 October 1895

Ana LayevskaAna Layevska
(actor, television actor, film actor)

10 January 1982

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
(Military commander)

18 February 1895

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky

1595 AD

Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
(Sportsperson, Kickboxer)

06 August 1973


1502 AD

Paul CelanPaul Celan

23 November 1920

Oksana LadaOksana Lada

03 March 1976

Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Economist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Banker)

22 May 1974

Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka

02 October 1973

Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
(Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician)

07 April 1949

Igor of KievIgor of Kiev

0877 AD

(Musical artist)

24 May 1973

Andriy VoroninAndriy Voronin
(Association football player)

21 July 1979