Find out more about the greatest Ukrainians, 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

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko
(Boxer)

17 February 1988

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko
(Boxer)

25 March 1976

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

07 November 1879

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
(Actress, Model)

14 November 1979

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev

19 December 1906

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
(Writer)

03 December 1857

Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
(Bodybuilder & Martial Artist)

15 April 1992

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)

23 April 1891

Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk
(Reporter)

14 November 1988

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer)

12 March 1889

Denis StoffDenis Stoff
(Musician)

04 May 1992

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
(War Criminal)

03 April 1920

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
(Physicist)

01 August 1924

Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
(Olympic athlete)

29 July 1984

Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
(Opera Singer)

24 April 2001

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

19 February 1981

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
(Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer)

19 July 1971

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
(Politician)

1976 AD

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
(Tennis player)

12 September 1994

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Economist, Politician, Banker)

23 February 1954

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

09 July 1950

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

27 November 1960

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk
(Boxer)

17 January 1987

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

26 September 1965

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Teacher, Choreographer)

17 January 1980

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
(Aircraft designer)

25 May 1889

Oleg SalenkoOleg Salenko
(Footballer)

25 October 1969

Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff
(Dancer)

02 January 1978

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
(Politician)

22 November 1893

John III SobieskiJohn III Sobieski
(Military leader, Politician)

17 August 1629

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
(Association football player)

23 October 1989

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
(Ruler)

0915 AD

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili
(President)

21 December 1967

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
(Author)

07 November 1888

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka
(Comedian)

02 October 1973

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

23 June 1889

Roman NeustädterRoman Neustädter
(Footballer)

18 February 1988

Alex LenAlex Len
(Basketball player)

16 June 1993

Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya

04 November 1983

Grigory ZinovievGrigory Zinoviev
(Actor, Politician)

23 September 1883

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
(Political leader)

01 January 1909

Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
(Chess Grandmaster)

12 January 1990

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
(Association football player)

29 September 1989

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

10 January 1982

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
(Prince)

0879 AD

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
(Mathematician)

13 April 1909

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

06 November 1860

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
(Politician)

25 October 1895

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko

RuslanaRuslana
(Musical artist)

24 May 1973

RoxelanaRoxelana

1502 AD

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
(Military commander)

18 February 1895

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
(Prince)

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
(Cossack)

1595 AD

Oleg BlokhinOleg Blokhin
(Football player)

05 November 1952

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)

31 March 1964

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter
(Pianist)

20 March 1915

Anatoliy TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
(Association football player)

30 March 1979

Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
(Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician)

07 April 1949

Paul CelanPaul Celan
(Poet)

23 November 1920

Elena VesninaElena Vesnina
(Tennis player)

01 August 1986

Igor BelanovIgor Belanov
(Soviet-Ukrainian footballer)

25 September 1960

Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
(Sportsperson, Kickboxer)

06 August 1973

Dmytro ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
(Association football player)

07 November 1986

Artur KyshenkoArtur Kyshenko
(Kickboxer, Boxer)

14 November 1986

Vyacheslav GlazkovVyacheslav Glazkov
(Boxer)

15 October 1984

Oksana LadaOksana Lada
(Actor)

03 March 1976

Leonid KuchmaLeonid Kuchma
(Politician)

09 August 1938