Famous Ukrainian Film & Theater Personalities

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Olena Zelenska
(Ukrainian Screenwriter, Architect, and Political Figure)
Olena Zelenska
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Birthdate: February 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
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Halyna Hutchins
(Ukrainian Cinematographer)
Halyna Hutchins
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Horodets', Ukraine
Died: October 21, 2021
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Louis B. Mayer
(Canadian-American Film Producer Who Co-Founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Louis B. Mayer
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Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dymer, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine]
Died: October 29, 1957
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Berta Vazquez
(Ukrainian-born Spanish Model, Actress, and Singer)
Berta Vazquez
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Birthdate: March 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Oxana Malaya
(Ukrainian Woman Who Grew Up as a Feral Child)
Oxana Malaya
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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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Verka Serduchka
(Ukrainian Comedian, Actor and Singer)
Verka Serduchka
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Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
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Ivanna Sakhno
(Ukrainian Actress)
Ivanna Sakhno
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Birthdate: November 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Tina Karol
(Ukrainian Singer, Television Presenter, and Actress)
Tina Karol
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Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orotukan, Russia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Oksana Lada
(Ukrainian-Born American Actor)
Oksana Lada
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Birthdate: March 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Sophie Tucker
(American Comedian, Actress, Singer, and Radio Personality)
Sophie Tucker
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Birthdate: January 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tul'chyn, Ukraine
Died: February 9, 1966
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Victoria Zdrok
(Ukrainian-American Porn Star, Author, and Sex Therapist)
Victoria Zdrok
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Birthdate: March 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Eugene Hutz
(Ukrainian-born Singer, Actor, DJ, and Composer)
Eugene Hutz
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Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boyarka, Ukraine
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Lew Grade
(Russian-Born British Media Mogul, Producer, and Impresario)
Lew Grade
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Birthdate: December 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokmak, Ukraine
Died: December 13, 1998
 14 
Vera Filatova
(Ukrainian-British Film and TV Actor )
Vera Filatova
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Birthdate: November 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Monatik
(Ukrainian Composer, Singer, Songwriter, TV Personality, and Dancer)
Monatik
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Birthdate: April 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lutsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Sergei Bondarchuk
(Soviet Actor, Film Director and One of the Leading Personalities of Russian Cinema from the 1950s to 1970s)
Sergei Bondarchuk
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Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belozerka, Ukraine
Died: October 20, 1994

Sergei Bondarchuk was a Soviet and Russian actor, screenwriter, and film director. One of the leading personalities of Russian cinema during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Bondarchuk is best remembered for his period dramas, including War and Peace and Waterloo. Sergei Bondarchuk's work earned him numerous international accolades, including the Golden Globe Award.

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Ani Lorak
(Ukrainian Actress, Singer, Songwriter, and Entrepreneur)
Ani Lorak
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Birthdate: September 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kitsman', Ukraine
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Anatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)
Anatole Litvak
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Birthdate: May 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiev, Russian Empire
Died: December 15, 1974

Anatole Litvak was a Russian-born American filmmaker. He was notable for bringing previously little-known actors to the spotlight and enabling them to win Academy Awards. French actors Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux and Swedish star Ingrid Bergman are among the ones he helped become internationally famous. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6633 Hollywood Blvd. 

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Vera Brezhneva
(Ukrainian Singer, Actor, and TV Presenter)
Vera Brezhneva
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Birthdate: February 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kamianske, Ukraine
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Natalie Burn
(Ukrainian-American Model, Actress, Film Producer, and Screenwriter)
Natalie Burn
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Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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Irina Dvorovenko
(Ukrainian-American Actress and Former Ballet Dancer)
Irina Dvorovenko
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Birthdate: August 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union USSR
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Dasha Astafieva
(Ukrainian Model, Actress, and Singer)
Dasha Astafieva
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Birthdate: August 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ordzhonikidze, Ukraine
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sofia Rotaru
(Romanian-Origin Ukrainian Pop Singer, Actor, Producer, and Designer)
Sofia Rotaru
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Birthdate: August 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marshyntsi, Ukraine
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Olga Fedori
(Ukrainian Stage, Film, and TV Actor)
Olga Fedori
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Birthdate: March 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ilia Volok
(Ukrainian Film and TV Actor and Former Athlete)
Ilia Volok
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Birthdate: November 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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Miray Akay
(Ukrainian-Turkish Actress)
Miray Akay
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Birthdate: July 17, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ukraine
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Olya Polyakova
(Ukrainian TV Presenter, Comedian, and Singer)
Olya Polyakova
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Birthdate: January 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Anna Sedokova
(Ukrainian Singer, Actor, and Presenter )
Anna Sedokova
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Birthdate: December 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Elena Berkova
(Ukrainian-Russian Television Presenter, Actress, Singer, and Former Pornographic Actress)
Elena Berkova
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Birthdate: March 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Murmansk, Russia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Kamaliya
(Actress, Singer)
Kamaliya
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Birthdate: May 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chita, Russia
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Lyudmila Gurchenko
(Russian Actress, Singer, & Entertainer)
Lyudmila Gurchenko
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Birthdate: November 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: March 30, 2011

Lyudmila Gurchenko was a popular Russian and Soviet entertainer, actress, and singer. In 1983, she was honored with the prestigious People's Artist of the USSR award for her contribution to the arts in the Soviet Union.

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Kira Muratova
(Ukrainian Film Director, Actress, and Screenwriter)
Kira Muratova
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Birthdate: November 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Soroca, Moldova
Died: June 6, 2018
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David Vadim
(Ukrainian Actor and Former Boxer)
David Vadim
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Birthdate: March 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Larisa Shepitko
(Soviet Actress, Screenwriter, and Film Director)
Larisa Shepitko
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Birthdate: January 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bakhmut, Ukraine
Died: July 2, 1979
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Nataliya Kozhenova
(Ukrainian Actress)
Nataliya Kozhenova
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Birthplace: Ukraine
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Vera Kholodnaya
(Russian Ukrainian Actress)
Vera Kholodnaya
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Birthdate: August 5, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Poltava, Russian Empire
Died: February 16, 1919
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Vasily Lanovoy
(Actor)
Vasily Lanovoy
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Birthdate: January 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 28, 2021

Vasily Lanovoy was a Soviet and Ukrainian Russian actor. He is best remembered for his association with the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. He is also remembered for his service as the president of Artek Festival of Films for Children. Over the course of his career, Vasily Lanovoy was honored with many prestigious awards, including the Lenin Prize.

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Nadia Meiher
(Ukrainian Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Television Host, Poet, and Fashion Designer)
Nadia Meiher
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Birthdate: April 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zbruchivka, Ukraine
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alexander Granach
(German-Austrian Actor )
Alexander Granach
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Birthdate: April 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: vano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine
Died: March 14, 1945
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Dar Gai
(Ukrainian Director, Screenwriter and Producer)
Dar Gai
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Birthdate: December 15, 0000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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Nikolai Grinko
(Ukrainian and Soviet Actor)
Nikolai Grinko
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Birthdate: May 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine
Died: April 10, 1989
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Anna Sten
(Ukrainian-born American Actress)
Anna Sten
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Birthdate: December 3, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: November 12, 1993
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Zhanna Badoeva
(Ukrainian TV Personality and Producer)
Zhanna Badoeva
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Birthdate: March 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mažeikiai, Lithuania
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Irina Ratushinskaya
(Russian Soviet Writer, Poet, and Dissident)
Irina Ratushinskaya
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Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: July 5, 2017
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Gregor von Rezzori
(Novelist)
Gregor von Rezzori
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Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: April 23, 1998

While he initially studied mining, medicine, and architecture, Gregor von Rezzori eventually graduated in arts. Fluent in several languages, he had a successful stint as a journalist and became known for both for his light novels and the more poignant ones such as Memoirs of an Anti-Semite.

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Henrik Galeen
(Austrian-born Screenwriter, Actor, and Film Director)
Henrik Galeen
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Birthdate: January 7, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lemberg, Ukraine
Died: July 30, 1949
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Siouzana Melikián
(Ukrainian-Mexican Actress)
Siouzana Melikián
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Birthdate: August 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
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Roman Viktyuk
(Ukrainian-Russian Theater Director, Actor and Founder of the 'Roman Viktyuk Theater')
Roman Viktyuk
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Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: November 17, 2020

Ukrainian and Russian theater actor and director Roman Viktyuk initially gained huge fame in the Russian stage circle. He later founded the Roman Viktyuk Theater, which later became a state theater, and also taught at the Russian Academy of Theater Arts. He died of COVID-19 in 2020.

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Alexander Tairov
(Russian Ukrainian Theatre Director)
Alexander Tairov
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Birthdate: June 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Romny, Ukraine
Died: September 25, 1950
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Nikolay Akimov
(Ukrainian Scenic Designer and Theatre Director)
Nikolay Akimov
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Birthdate: April 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: September 6, 1968