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
Actress
Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko
17 February 1988
Boxer

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
17 December 1975
Actress

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko
25 March 1976
Boxer

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879
Politician

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Actress, Model
Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev
19 December 1906
 

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
03 April 1920
War Criminal

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer
Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD
Football Player, Politician

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
24 September 1911
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the
Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Volodymyr ZelenskiyVolodymyr Zelenskiy
25 January 1978
Politician

Anatoly DyatlovAnatoly Dyatlov
03 March 1931
Nuclear Engineer

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891
Composer and pianist

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986
Dancer
Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
30 June 1946
Criminal

Edwin SchlossbergEdwin Schlossberg
19 July 1945
Designer

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
0879 AD
Viking Prince

VitasVitas
19 February 1971
Singer
Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
07 November 1888
Revolutionary

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko
26 September 1965
President of Ukraine
Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk
14 November 1988
Reporter

Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
27 November 1960
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine

Menachem Mendel SchneersonMenachem Mendel Schneerson
18 April 1902
Rabbi
Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
22 November 1893
Politician

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
12 March 1889
Ballet Dancer
Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
15 April 1992
Bodybuilder & Martial Artist

Denis StoffDenis Stoff
04 May 1992
Musician

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
25 July 1959
Serial Killer
Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
04 December 1963
Pole Vaulter

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Erwin ChargaffErwin Chargaff
11 August 1905
Biochemist
Laura ShustermanLaura Shusterman
1970 AD
Michael Cohen's Wife

Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
22 July 1888
Discoverer of Streptomycin

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
21 May 1902
Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
30 June 1977
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist
Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
01 August 1924
Physicist
Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
29 July 1984
Olympic athlete

Veronika KhomynVeronika Khomyn
01 March 1990
Model

Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
24 April 2001
Opera Singer

Ilya IlyukIlya Ilyuk
24 December 1995
Video Gamer
Elena LomachenkoElena Lomachenko
 
Wife of Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko

Daryna PopachDaryna Popach
12 August 2001
TikTok Star

Julia GilasJulia Gilas
15 December 1984
Fitness Model

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk
17 January 1987
Boxer

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
19 July 1971
Politician
RoxelanaRoxelana
1502 AD
 

Louis B. MayerLouis B. Mayer
12 July 1884
Film Producer
Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
12 January 1990
Chess Grandmaster

Alexander VindmanAlexander Vindman
06 June 1975
Military officer

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
17 January 1980
Choreographer
Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff
02 January 1978
Dancer

Alex LenAlex Len
16 June 1993
Basketball player
Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
12 September 1994
Tennis player

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver

Vladimir the GreatVladimir the Great
0958 AD
Prince

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
23 October 1989
Association football player

Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya
04 November 1983
 
Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili
21 December 1967
President

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
23 February 1954
Economist, Politician, Banker

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
01 January 1909
Political leader

Vasyl IvanchukVasyl Ivanchuk
18 March 1969
Chess player
Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
29 September 1989
Association football player

Serhiy RebrovSerhiy Rebrov
03 June 1974
Association football player, Association football
Baal Shem TovBaal Shem Tov
25 August 1698
Rabbi

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
23 June 1889
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet

Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
0978 AD
Prince
Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
29 July 1817
Painter

Paul CelanPaul Celan
23 November 1920
Poet
Nikolay DavydenkoNikolay Davydenko
02 June 1981
tennis player

Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1886
Singer

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
18 February 1895
Military commander
Larisa LatyninaLarisa Latynina
27 December 1934
Gymnast

Oleg BlokhinOleg Blokhin
05 November 1952
Football player
Oleksandr ShovkovskiyOleksandr Shovkovskiy
02 January 1975
Association football player

Oleksandr ShovkovskyOleksandr Shovkovsky
02 January 1975
Footballer

Aleksei Grigorievich StakhanovAleksei Grigorievich Stakhanov
03 January 1906
Miner

Oksana LadaOksana Lada
03 March 1976
Actor
Muhammad AsadMuhammad Asad
02 July 1900
Journalist
Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
25 October 1895
Politician

Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski
06 November 1860
Former Prime Minister of Poland

Sergei MagnitskySergei Magnitsky
08 April 1972
Tax advisor

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
13 April 1909
Mathematician
RezzRezz
28 March 1995
Disc jockey

Valentina LisitsaValentina Lisitsa
25 March 1973
Pianist

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko
 

Andriy PyatovAndriy Pyatov
28 June 1984
Association football player

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter
20 March 1915
Pianist
George GaponGeorge Gapon
17 February 1870
Russian priest

Dmytro ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
07 November 1986
Association football player
Dmytro ChygrynskyyDmytro Chygrynskyy
07 November 1986
Ukrainian footballer

Sergei BubkaSergei Bubka
04 December 1963
Athlete
Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka
02 October 1973
Comedian
Sergei BondarchukSergei Bondarchuk
25 September 1920
Director