Find out more about the greatest Ukrainian, including Mila Kunis, Vasyl Lomachenko, Wladimir Klitschko, Leon Trotsky and Olga Kurylenko.

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

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko
(Boxer)

25 March 1976

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

07 November 1879

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko
(Boxer)

17 February 1988

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
(Actress, Model)

14 November 1979

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev

19 December 1906

Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
(Bodybuilder & Martial Artist)

15 April 1992

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
(Writer)

03 December 1857

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)

23 April 1891

Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk
(Reporter)

14 November 1988

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
(Dancer)

24 March 1986

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
(Pole Vaulter)

04 December 1963

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
(War Criminal)

03 April 1920

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer)

12 March 1889

Denis StoffDenis Stoff
(Musician)

04 May 1992

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
(Serial Killer)

25 July 1959

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

21 May 1902

Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
(Discoverer of Streptomycin)

22 July 1888

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
(Physicist)

01 August 1924

Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
(Olympic athlete)

29 July 1984

Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
(Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist)

30 June 1977

Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
(Opera Singer)

24 April 2001

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk
(Boxer)

17 January 1987

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
(Association football player)

23 October 1989

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

19 February 1981

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
(Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer)

19 July 1971

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
(Politician)

1976 AD

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

09 July 1950

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
(Tennis player)

12 September 1994

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

27 November 1960

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

26 September 1965

Oleg SalenkoOleg Salenko
(Footballer)

25 October 1969

John III SobieskiJohn III Sobieski
(Military leader, Politician)

17 August 1629

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Economist, Politician, Banker)

23 February 1954

Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff
(Dancer)

02 January 1978

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
(Aircraft designer)

25 May 1889

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Teacher, Choreographer)

17 January 1980

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
(Politician)

22 November 1893

Alex LenAlex Len
(Basketball player)

16 June 1993

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
(Author)

07 November 1888

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili
(President)

21 December 1967

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
(Ruler)

0915 AD

Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
(Chess Grandmaster)

12 January 1990

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
(Association football player)

29 September 1989

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

23 June 1889

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
(Political leader)

01 January 1909

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

10 January 1982

Roman NeustädterRoman Neustädter
(Footballer)

18 February 1988

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky

Grigory ZinovievGrigory Zinoviev
(Actor, Politician)

23 September 1883

Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya

04 November 1983

Oleg BlokhinOleg Blokhin
(Football player)

05 November 1952

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
(Prince)

0879 AD

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

06 November 1860

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
(Prince)

RoxelanaRoxelana

1502 AD

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
(Mathematician)

13 April 1909

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
(Military commander)

18 February 1895

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko

Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
(Sportsperson, Kickboxer)

06 August 1973

Oksana LadaOksana Lada
(Actor)

03 March 1976

Dmytro ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
(Association football player)

07 November 1986

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter
(Pianist)

20 March 1915

Elena VesninaElena Vesnina
(Tennis player)

01 August 1986

Igor BelanovIgor Belanov
(Soviet-Ukrainian footballer)

25 September 1960

Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka
(Comedian)

02 October 1973

Nikolay DavydenkoNikolay Davydenko
(tennis player)

02 June 1981

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
(Cossack)

1595 AD

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
(Politician)

25 October 1895

Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
(Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician)

07 April 1949

Anatoliy TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
(Association football player)

30 March 1979

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)

31 March 1964

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

03 June 1974

Paul CelanPaul Celan
(Poet)

23 November 1920