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
Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko
17 February 1988

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879
Founder and first leader of the Red Army

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko
25 March 1976

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Actress, Model

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev
19 December 1906
Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD
Football Player, Politician

19 February 1971
Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko
26 September 1965
President of Ukraine

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891
Composer and pianist
Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
27 November 1960
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
30 June 1946

Edwin SchlossbergEdwin Schlossberg
19 July 1945
Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk
14 November 1988

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
03 April 1920
War Criminal
Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
15 April 1992
Bodybuilder & Martial Artist

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
12 March 1889
Ballet Dancer
Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
04 December 1963
Pole Vaulter

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
25 July 1959
Serial Killer
Denis StoffDenis Stoff
04 May 1992

Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
22 July 1888
Discoverer of Streptomycin

Veronika KhomynVeronika Khomyn
01 March 1990

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
21 May 1902
Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
01 August 1924
Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
29 July 1984
Olympic athlete

Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
30 June 1977
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist

Volodymyr ZelenskiyVolodymyr Zelenskiy
25 January 1978

Julia GilasJulia Gilas
15 December 1984
Fitness Model
Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
24 April 2001
Opera Singer

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Ilya IlyukIlya Ilyuk
24 December 1995
Video Gamer

Daryna PopachDaryna Popach
12 August 2001
TikTok Star

Elena LomachenkoElena Lomachenko
Wife of Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko

Laura ShustermanLaura Shusterman
1970 AD
Michael Cohen's Wife
Anatoly DyatlovAnatoly Dyatlov
03 March 1931

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk
17 January 1987
Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
19 July 1971
Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
0915 AD

Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka
02 October 1973
Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
23 October 1989
Association football player

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
12 September 1994
Tennis player
Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
17 January 1980
Teacher, Choreographer

Louis B. MayerLouis B. Mayer
12 July 1884
Film Producer

Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff
02 January 1978

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili
21 December 1967
Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
01 January 1909
Political leader

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
23 February 1954
Economist, Politician, Banker

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

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
07 November 1888
Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
25 May 1889
Aircraft designer

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
29 September 1989
Association football player
Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya
04 November 1983

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
22 November 1893

Ana LayevskaAna Layevska
10 January 1982
actor, television actor, film actor
Grigory ZinovievGrigory Zinoviev
23 September 1883
Actor, Politician

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
25 October 1895

Nikolay DavydenkoNikolay Davydenko
02 June 1981
tennis player

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
0879 AD
Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter
20 March 1915

Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
12 January 1990
Chess Grandmaster
Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
13 April 1909

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko

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

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
18 February 1895
Military commander
Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
Alex LenAlex Len
16 June 1993
Basketball player

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
1595 AD

Serhiy RebrovSerhiy Rebrov
03 June 1974
Association football player, Association football

Leonid KuchmaLeonid Kuchma
09 August 1938
Oksana LadaOksana Lada
03 March 1976

24 May 1973
Musical artist

Leonid KravchukLeonid Kravchuk
10 January 1934
Former President of Ukraine

Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
07 April 1949
Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov
31 March 1964
Economist, Engineer, Politician
Paul CelanPaul Celan
23 November 1920

Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
06 August 1973
Sportsperson, Kickboxer
Moshe SharettMoshe Sharett
15 October 1894
Politician, Diplomat, Translator

Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
22 May 1974
Economist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Banker

Igor of KievIgor of Kiev
0877 AD
Sergei BondarchukSergei Bondarchuk
25 September 1920
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Andriy VoroninAndriy Voronin
21 July 1979
Association football player
Oleg BlokhinOleg Blokhin
05 November 1952
Football player

Dmytro ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
07 November 1986
Association football player

Anatoliy TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
30 March 1979
Association football player

Rodion MalinovskyRodion Malinovsky
10 November 1898
politician, officer, writer
Ilya EhrenburgIlya Ehrenburg
27 January 1891
Soviet writer

Vyacheslav GlazkovVyacheslav Glazkov
15 October 1984
1502 AD

Nikolai BerdyaevNikolai Berdyaev
Nikolai BerdyaevNikolai Berdyaev

Yitzhak Ben-ZviYitzhak Ben-Zvi
24 November 1884
Politician, Historian, Writer
Shmuel Yosef AgnonShmuel Yosef Agnon