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Wladimir Klitschko
(Former Professional Boxer and One of the Best Heavyweight Champions of All Time)
Wladimir Klitschko
69
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Semey

Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian former boxer. Widely regarded as one of the best heavyweight champions ever, Wladimir Klitschko was renowned for his great footwork and extraordinary knockout power. He won a gold medal for his country in the super-heavyweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He has often been named among Ukraine's most influential people.

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Vasyl Lomachenko
(One of the Most Successful Amateur Boxers of All Time)
Vasyl Lomachenko
32
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyi

Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is widely regarded as the most popular Ukrainian boxer and one of the most successful amateur boxers ever with an impressive record of 396 wins and 1 loss. Known for his exceptional accuracy, creativity, hand speed, athleticism, footwork, and defense, Lomachenko won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.

 3 
Mila Kunis
(Actress Known for Her TV Series 'That '70s Show' and Voicing Meg Griffin in the Series 'Family Guy')
Mila Kunis
124
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chernivtsi
Popular American actress Mila Kunis garnered huge fame when she played Jackie in American sit-com, That ‘70s Show and later did a voiceover for the cartoon series Family Guy. Post that, the charming actress proved her versatility by working in films of different genres—romantic comedy, psychological thriller, action and fantasy—including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Black Swan.
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 4 
Sergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)
Sergei Prokofiev
37
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Krasne
Died: March 5, 1953

Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian Soviet pianist, composer, and conductor. Renowned for creating masterpieces across various genres, Prokofiev is widely considered one of the 20th century's major composers. Many other composers like Arthur Honegger have called Prokofiev the greatest contemporary musician of all time. An open pianists' competition, which is held every year in Ukraine, is named after Sergei Prokofiev.

 5 
Milla Jovovich
(Actress & Supermodel Best Known for Her Role of 'Alice' in the 'Resident Evil' Film Series)
Milla Jovovich
53
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyiv

The quintessential action heroine of Hollywood, Milla Jovovich was rightly called the reigning queen of kick-butt by VH1 in 2006. Milla Jovovich is synonymous with the Resident Evil film series as the series revolves around its central character Alice, played by Milla. The Resident Evil film franchise is the highest-grossing movie series to be adapted from video games.

 6 
Volodymyr Zelenskiy
(6th President of Ukraine (Since 2019))
Volodymyr Zelenskiy
75
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kryvyi Rih
Volodymyr Zelensky is the incumbent president of Ukraine. A qualified lawyer, he initially owned a production company. He also played the Ukrainian president in the series Servant of the People and was a comedian, screenwriter, director, and producer. His secret phone call with Donald Trump led to Trump’s first impeachment.
 7 
Oleksandr Usyk
(One of the Greatest Ukrainian Boxers of All Time)
Oleksandr Usyk
45
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Simferopol

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is not just a European and World Champion but also an Olympic gold medalist. Considered one of Ukraine’s best boxers in history, he is also the fourth male boxer to hold the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles at the same time.

 8 
Vitali Klitschko
(Ukrainian Politician and Former Boxer)
Vitali Klitschko
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belovodskoe

Retired Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko, who is now a politician and the current mayor of Kyiv, is also known for his 6’7” frame. He was once the World Boxing Council world heavyweight title winner and earned the nickname Dr. Ironfist. He also holds a PhD from the physical science department of Kyiv University.

 9 
Andriy Shevchenko
(Former Professional Football Player)
Andriy Shevchenko
49
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dvirkivshchyna

Andriy Shevchenko is a former professional footballer who played for the Ukraine national team. One of the greatest Ukrainian football players of all time, Shevchenko scored 48 goals for his national team, making him the all-time top-scorer for Ukraine. He is also only the third Ukrainian to receive the prestigious Ballon d'Or. He is currently serving as Ukraine's head coach.

 10 
Oksana Baiul
(Former Ukrainian Competitive Figure Skater)
Oksana Baiul
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dnipro
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
Olena Zelenska
(Ukrainian Screenwriter, Architect, and Political Figure)
Olena Zelenska
19
Birthdate: February 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kryvyi Rih
 12 
Diana
(YouTube Star)
Diana
103
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 31, 2014
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyiv
 13 
Jan Koum
(Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘WhatsApp’)
Jan Koum
40
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular cross-platform messaging service, WhatsApp. One of the most popular billionaires around the world, Koum donated almost $556 million to the donor-advised community foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in 2014.

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Vladimir Horowitz
(Russian-Born American Virtuoso Pianist)
Vladimir Horowitz
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyiv
Died: November 5, 1989
 15 
Stepan Bandera
(Ukrainian Politician and Far-Right Leader)
Stepan Bandera
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staryi Uhryniv
Died: October 15, 1959
 16 
Andriy Yarmolenko
(Ukrainian Football Midfielder/Forward)
Andriy Yarmolenko
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg

Andriy Yarmolenko is a Ukrainian football player who plays as a forward or midfielder. He is the current captain of the Ukraine national football team. He is best known for his association with Dynamo Kyiv; he played for the team from 2008 to 2017. In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017, Andriy Yarmolenko was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year.

 17 
Vaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer, Choreographer and One of the Greatest Male Dancers of All Time)
Vaslav Nijinsky
7
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv
Died: April 8, 1950

Vaslav Nijinsky was a ballet dancer and choreographer. He is counted among the greatest male dancers of the early 20th century. He was known for the intensity of his characterizations. He was brilliant and could dance en pointe, a rare skill few male dancers of his era possessed. He suffered from mental health issues in his later life. 

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Vladimir the Great
(Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev)
Vladimir the Great
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Kiev
Died: July 15, 1015
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Anatoly Dyatlov
(Nuclear Engineer)
Anatoly Dyatlov
25
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 3, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atamanovo
Died: December 13, 1995
Anatoly Dyatlov was the deputy chief-engineer of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. He oversaw the safety test that eventually ended in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Dyatlov was later imprisoned for his negligence but was released in 1990, as part of an amnesty. His recorded memoirs were later released on YouTube.
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Louis B. Mayer
(Canadian-American Film Producer Who Co-Founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Louis B. Mayer
24
Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dymer
Died: October 29, 1957
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 21 
Vitas
(Ukrainian-Russian Singer, Songwriter and Actor Known for His Unique Falsetto and His Eclectic Musical Style)
Vitas
47
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Daugavpils

Vitas is a Ukrainian-Russian actor, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for his eclectic musical style and unique falsetto, Vitas has performed with well-known labels like Universal Music Group. He often incorporates elements of folk, classical, jazz, techno, dance, and operatic pop into his music.

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Sergey Bubka
(Former Soviet-Ukrainian Pole Vaulter Who Broke the World Record for Men's Pole Vault 35 Times)
Sergey Bubka
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luhansk

Russian star pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka had started training at age 9. He soared to fame after winning the world championship in Finland at age 15 and later became the first to jump 6.1m. He won the 1988 Seoul Olympic gold and shattered the global men’s pole vault record 35 times.

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Nestor Makhno
(Ukrainian Anarchist Revolutionary and the Commander of the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine)
Nestor Makhno
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hulyaipole
Died: July 25, 1934
Remembered for his guerrilla tactics, his Robin Hood image, and his Black Army that kept the Red and White armies away from a part of Ukraine, Nestor Makhno lost his father as an infant. He began working on farms at age 7 and grew up to be an anarchist revolutionary. 
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Berta Vazquez
(Ukrainian-born Spanish Model, Actress, and Singer)
Berta Vazquez
17
Birthdate: March 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyiv
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Valentin Chmerkovskiy
(Professional Dancer and Choreographer)
Valentin Chmerkovskiy
15
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odesa

Ukrainian-American professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy is best known for his appearances in the US version of the reality dance competition TV show Dancing with the Stars, which he won twice. A versatile and brilliant dancer, he is also a 14-time US National Latin Dance champion. He is the co-owner of nine social dance studios as well. 

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Jamala
(Singer)
Jamala
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Osh
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Elina Svitolina
(Ukrainian Professional Tennis Player)
Elina Svitolina
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odesa
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 28 
Verka Serduchka
(Ukrainian Comedian, Actor and Singer)
Verka Serduchka
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poltava
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Taras Shevchenko
(Poet)
Taras Shevchenko
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 9, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morintsy
Died: March 10, 1861
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Oxana Malaya
(Ukrainian Woman Who Grew Up as a Feral Child)
Oxana Malaya
8
Birthdate: November 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Though born a normal child, Ukrainian woman Oxana Malaya was later neglected by her family and grew up a feral child surrounded by dogs. She was a little over 7 when she was found by authorities. She later underwent therapy and was also the subject of a documentary.

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Nadiya Bychkova
(Ukrainian Dancer Who Specializes in Ballroom and Latin American Dance)
Nadiya Bychkova
15
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luhansk
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Yaroslav Amosov
(Ukrainian Mixed Martial Artist)
Yaroslav Amosov
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irpin
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Yaroslav the Wise
(Prince)
Yaroslav the Wise
5
Birthdate: 0978 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: February 20, 1054
 34 
Yevhen Konoplyanka
(Ukrainian Football Midfielder)
Yevhen Konoplyanka
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kropyvnytskyi

Yevhen Konoplyanka is a Ukrainian football player who plays as a midfielder for the Ukraine national team. He has also played for clubs like Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Schalke 04, and Shakhtar Donetsk. In 2010, 2012, and 2013, Yevhen Konoplyanka was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year.

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Denis Stoff
(Guitarist and Vocalist of The Ukrainian Metalcore Group 'Make Me Famous')
Denis Stoff
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Khartsyz'k

Denis Stoff is a Ukrainian guitarist and vocalist best known for founding the popular metalcore band, Make Me Famous. He is also credited with founding Down & Dirty, which was formed after the dissolution of Make Me Famous. He then joined the British band Asking Alexandria before becoming the lead vocalist for Drag Me Out.

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Ivanna Sakhno
(Ukrainian Actress)
Ivanna Sakhno
7
Birthdate: November 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyiv
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Nikita Krylov
(Russian Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Nikita Krylov
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnyi Luch
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Sophie Tucker
(American Comedian, Actress, Singer, and Radio Personality)
Sophie Tucker
9
Birthdate: January 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tul'chyn
Died: February 9, 1966
 39 
Tina Karol
(Ukrainian Singer, Television Presenter, and Actress)
Tina Karol
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orotukan
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Sergei Magnitsky
(Tax advisor)
Sergei Magnitsky
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: November 16, 2009
 41 
Igor Vovchanchyn
(Former Ukrainian Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Igor Vovchanchyn
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zolochiv

Igor Vovchanchyn is a Ukrainian former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Renowned for his punching power, Vovchanchyn was regarded as one of the most feared strikers of his time. He made up for his short reach with an aggressive counterpunching style. Igor Vovchanchyn is also known for his significant grappling skills and dexterity on the ground.

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Bohdan Khmelnytsky
(Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (1648 –1657))
Bohdan Khmelnytsky
3
Birthdate: 1595 AD
Birthplace: Subotiv
Died: August 6, 1657
 43 
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
(Ukrainian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard or Small Forward)
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cherkasy
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 44 
Alexey Oleynik
(Russian Mixed Martial Artist)
Alexey Oleynik
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kharkiv
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Leonid Kravchuk
(Former President of Ukraine)
Leonid Kravchuk
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Velykyi Zhytyn
 46 
Yelena Yemchuk
(Photographer)
Yelena Yemchuk
4
Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv
 47 
Ruslana
(Ukrainian Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and MP)
Ruslana
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lviv
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 48 
Sonia Delaunay
(Ukrainian-French Artist and Co-Founder of the ‘Orphism Art Movement’)
Sonia Delaunay
0
Birthdate: November 13, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hradyz'k
Died: December 5, 1979

A pioneer of abstract art and Orphism, French artist Sonia Delaunay was the first living female to have an exhibition at the Louvre Museum. Her art extended to stage sets, pottery, and fabrics. She and her husband, Robert Delaunay, collaborated on various public projects, including murals.

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Oksana Lada
(Ukrainian-Born American Actor)
Oksana Lada
5
Birthdate: March 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Victoria Zdrok
(Ukrainian-American Porn Star, Author, and Sex Therapist)
Victoria Zdrok
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)