Find out more about the greatest Ukrainian, including Mila Kunis, Wladimir Klitschko, Olga Kurylenko, Leonid Brezhnev and Vitalii Sediuk.

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
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Chernivtsi

Leo

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko
(Boxer)

25 March 1976

Semey

Aries

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

07 November 1879

21 August 1940

Kherson Oblast

Scorpio

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev

19 December 1906

10 November 1982

Kamenskoe, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire

Sagittarius

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko
(Boxer)

17 February 1988

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi

Aquarius

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
(Actress, Model)

14 November 1979

Berdiansk, Ukraine

Scorpio

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
(Writer)

03 December 1857

03 August 1924

Berdychiv

Sagittarius

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

08 December 1978

Kiev, Russian Empire

Taurus

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)

23 April 1891

05 March 1953

Krasne, Ukraine

Taurus

Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk
(Reporter)

14 November 1988

Boryspil, Ukraine

Scorpio

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer)

12 March 1889

08 April 1950

Kiev

Pisces

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
(War Criminal)

03 April 1920

17 March 2012

Dubovi Makharyntsi, Berdychiv uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Ukrainian People's Republic

Aries

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
(Pole Vaulter)

04 December 1963

Luhansk, Ukraine

Sagittarius

Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
(Bodybuilder & Martial Artist)

15 April 1992

Ukraine

Aries

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
(Serial Killer)

25 July 1959

27 August 2013

Zhytomyr

Leo

Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
(Discoverer of Streptomycin)

22 July 1888

16 August 1973

Nova Pryluka, Ukraine

Cancer

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

21 May 1902

15 December 1974

Kiev, Russian Empire

Taurus

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
(Physicist)

01 August 1924

29 September 2010

Dąbrowica, Poland

Leo

Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
(Olympic athlete)

29 July 1984

Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Leo

VitasVitas
(Singer-songwriter, Artist, Songwriter, Singer)

19 February 1981

Daugavpils

Aquarius

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
(Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer)

19 July 1971

Belovodskoye

Cancer

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
(Politician)

1976 AD

Dvirkivschyna

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Economist, Politician, Banker)

23 February 1954

Khoruzhivka

Pisces

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk
(Boxer)

17 January 1987

Simferopol

Capricorn

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

27 November 1960

Dnipropetrovsk

Sagittarius

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

09 July 1950

Yenakiieve

Cancer

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

26 September 1965

Bolhrad

Libra

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili
(President)

21 December 1967

Tbilisi

Sagittarius

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
(Politician)

22 November 1893

25 July 1991

Kiev Governorate

Scorpio

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
(Tennis player)

12 September 1994

Odessa

Virgo

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Teacher, Choreographer)

17 January 1980

Odessa

Capricorn

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
(Association football player)

23 October 1989

Saint Petersburg

Libra

Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff
(Dancer)

02 January 1978

Kharkiv

Capricorn

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
(Aircraft designer)

25 May 1889

26 October 1972

Kiev

Gemini

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
(Ruler)

0915 AD

11 July 0969

Kiev

John III SobieskiJohn III Sobieski
(Military leader, Politician)

17 August 1629

17 June 1696

Olesko

Leo

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
(Author)

07 November 1888

06 July 1934

Huliaipole

Scorpio

Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
(Chess Grandmaster)

12 January 1990

Simferopol

Capricorn

Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya

04 November 1983

Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Scorpio

Grigory ZinovievGrigory Zinoviev
(Actor, Politician)

23 September 1883

25 August 1936

Kirovohrad

Virgo

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky

Theodosia

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
(Political leader)

01 January 1909

15 October 1959

Galicia

Capricorn

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

23 June 1889

05 March 1966

Odessa

Cancer

Alex LenAlex Len
(Basketball player)

16 June 1993

Antratsyt

Gemini

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
(Prince)

0879 AD

0912 AD

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
(Mathematician)

13 April 1909

13 May 1984

Lviv

Aries

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
(Association football player)

29 September 1989

Kropyvnytskyi

Libra

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko

Moryntsi

RoxelanaRoxelana

1502 AD

15 April 1558

Ukraine

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

06 November 1860

29 June 1941

Kuryłówka

Scorpio

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
(Military commander)

18 February 1895

31 March 1970

Bessarabia

Aquarius

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
(Prince)

29 February 0972

Kiev

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
(Politician)

25 October 1895

26 February 1969

Orativ

Scorpio

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
(Cossack)

1595 AD

06 August 1657

Chyhyryn

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter
(Pianist)

20 March 1915

Zhytomyr

Pisces

Dmytro ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
(Association football player)

07 November 1986

Iziaslav

Scorpio

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)

31 March 1964

Dnipropetrovsk

Aries

Anatoliy TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
(Association football player)

30 March 1979

Lutsk

Aries

Paul CelanPaul Celan
(Poet)

23 November 1920

20 April 1970

Chernivtsi

Sagittarius

Roman NeustädterRoman Neustädter
(Footballer)

18 February 1988

Dnipro

Aquarius

Vyacheslav GlazkovVyacheslav Glazkov
(Boxer)

15 October 1984

Luhansk

Libra

Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
(Sportsperson, Kickboxer)

06 August 1973

Zolochiv

Leo

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

10 January 1982

Kiev

Capricorn

RuslanaRuslana
(Musical artist)

24 May 1973

Lviv

Gemini

Leonid KuchmaLeonid Kuchma
(Politician)

09 August 1938

Chaikyne

Leo

Oksana LadaOksana Lada
(Actor)

03 March 1976

Ivano-Frankivsk

Pisces

Igor of KievIgor of Kiev
(Ruler)

0877 AD

0945 AD

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

22 May 1974

Chernivtsi

Gemini

Andriy VoroninAndriy Voronin
(Association football player)

21 July 1979

Odessa

Cancer

Oleg SalenkoOleg Salenko
(Footballer)

25 October 1969

Saint Petersburg

Scorpio

Serhiy RebrovSerhiy Rebrov
(Association football player, Association football manager)

03 June 1974

Horlivka

Gemini

Nikolay DavydenkoNikolay Davydenko
(tennis player)

02 June 1981

Sieverodonetsk

Gemini

Ilya EhrenburgIlya Ehrenburg
(Soviet writer)

27 January 1891

31 August 1967

Kiev

Aquarius

Moshe SharettMoshe Sharett
(Politician, Diplomat, Translator)

15 October 1894

07 July 1965

Kherson

Libra

Shmuel Yosef AgnonShmuel Yosef Agnon

Buchach

Nikolai BerdyaevNikolai Berdyaev

Kiev

Nikolai BerdyaevNikolai Berdyaev

Kiev

Rodion MalinovskyRodion Malinovsky
(politician, officer, writer)

10 November 1898

31 March 1967

Odessa

Scorpio

Elena BerkovaElena Berkova
(pornographic actor, glamour model)

11 March 1985

Murmansk

Pisces

Leo KannerLeo Kanner
(Psychiatrist)

13 June 1896

03 April 1981

Klekotiv, Ukraine

Gemini

Vladimir ArnoldVladimir Arnold
(Mathematician, Topologist, Professor, Scientist)

12 June 1937

03 June 2010

Odessa

Gemini