Birth Place Matching "USSR" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Margarita Levieva

Actress | Adventureland

Margarita Levieva is an American actress. Born in Leningrad, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (now Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation), at age three she began the rigorous training program of a competitive rhythmic gymnast. Levieva continued to train for the next 13 years, winning ...

2. Ksenia Solo

Actress | Black Swan

Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress. She was born in Riga, Latvia in to an artistic family. She is a recipient of many prestigious Canadian awards, including 3 Gemini Awards and a nominee of the first ever Canadian Screen Awards. Ksenia was the youngest actor in Canadian television history to...

3. Olga Kurylenko

Actress | Oblivion

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, ...

4. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

5. Milla Jovovich

Actress | The Fifth Element

Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

6. Anton Yelchin

Actor | Star Trek

Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).

He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...

7. Milana Vayntrub

Actress | This Is Us

Milana Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress and comedian most recognized for her role as Lily Adams in AT&T commercials or as Sloane on the NBC dramatic series This Is Us (2016) . When she was two and a half years old, she and her parents emigrated to the U.S. as refugees, settling in ...

8. Angela Sarafyan

Actress | The Immigrant

Angela Sarafyan is an Armenian American actress. She has appeared as a guest-star in several television series such as Judging Amy (1999) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).

Sarafyan has acted in the feature films: On the Doll (2007), Kabluey (2007), The Informers (2008), A Beautiful Life (2008), ...

9. Costa Ronin

Actor | The Americans

Costa (short for Konstantin) was born and raised in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea between Poland and Lithuania, where he landed his first role at the age of five. In 1996 his family migrated to New Zealand, and then in 2001 to Australia, where he continued training and performing...

10. Danila Kozlovsky

Actor | Vampire Academy

Danila Valerevich Kozlovsky is a Russian stage and screen actor. He was born in Moscow, USSR. From a very young age he was into music, dancing and playing football (soccer). He has two brothers, an elder Egor and a younger Ivan.

In 1996, at the age of 11, Danila, following his brothers, went to a ...

11. Bar Paly

Actress | Pain & Gain

Bar Paly was born on April 29, 1985 in Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Barbara Phaly. She is an actress, known for Pain & Gain (2013), The Ruins (2008) and Million Dollar Arm (2014). She was previously married to Ian Kessner.

12. Andrei Tarkovsky

Writer | Solyaris

The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood (1962), which ...

13. Yulia Snigir

Actress | The New Pope

Born in a town of Tula in Russia, Yulia Snigir was playing chess competitively and at the age of 15 was awarded the prestigious title of Candidate Master of Sports in Chess. She was planning to have a professional chess player career but instead made a decision to continue her education and moved ...

14. Tina Ivlev

Actress | Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

As the lead in the thriller, "Bound to Vengeance," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Ivlev garnered much praise for her tour de force performance as a young woman who outwits her kidnapper (Richard Tyson) and attempts to rescue his other victims, drawing comparisons to "Winter's ...

15. Elena Satine

Actress | Cowboy Bebop

Elena Satine hails from the Black Sea coast of the "Russian Riviera" in Sochi. She began her professional career at the tender age of 6 when she appeared on the popular Russian children's variety show "Morning Star". On a spontaneous trip to New York City, the young actress attended an open call ...

16. Olga Fonda

Actress | Agent X

Olga Fonda is a model and actress. At age 14, she left her hometown for a year to be an exchange student in the United States. After returning home, she continued her education by studying Business-Economics at a university in Moscow. The brainy beauty began modeling after she returned to the ...

17. Svetlana Khodchenkova

Actress | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, known for her roles in Bless the Woman (2003) and in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

She was born Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova on January 21, 1983, in Moscow and spent her childhood in Zheleznodorozhny, a small city about 6 miles east of Moscow, ...

18. Olesya Rulin

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Olesya Rulin was born on March 17, 1986 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Olesya Yurevna Rulinkova. She is an actress, known for High School Musical 3 (2008), High School Musical (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007).

19. Anastasia Baranova

A Good Day to Die Hard

Anastasia Baranova was born on April 23, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR. She is known for her work on A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), Veronica Mars (2004) and Rise: Blood Hunter (2007).

20. Irina Shayk

Actress | Hercules

Irina Shayk--sometimes credited as Irina Sheik--was born in the USSR on January 6, 1986, as Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova. She is a model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue between 2007 and 2014. She was the cover model for the 2011 issue. Shayk made ...

21. Eve Harlow

Actress | Juno

Eve Harlow was born on June 20, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Juno (2007), Jennifer's Body (2009) and The Guard (2008).

22. Anna Kournikova

Actress | Me, Myself & Irene

Anna Kournikova was born on 7 June 1981 in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 7, her father began teaching her how to play tennis. Anna practiced everyday. When she was a teenager, she was entered in her first tennis competition. For her looks, Anna became known as the "Britney Spears of Tennis". In ...

23. Mark Ivanir

Actor | The Good Shepherd

Mark Ivanir has been working as a professional film and television actor in Los Angeles since 2001. His first major film role was in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar winning epic Schindler's List. He rejoined with Spielberg twice, first for a cameo appearance in Terminal, then again for Tintin. A ...

24. Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Actress | Seven Years in Tibet

Ingeborga Dapkunaite was born on January 20, 1963 in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, USSR as Ingeborga Edmundovna Dapkunaite. She is an actress, known for Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Hannibal Rising (2007).

25. Johann Urb

Actor | Arrow

Johann Urb was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 24 January 1977 into family of Tarmo and Maris. When Johann was ten he moved to Finland with his mother and her new husband. They lived in several small towns until they finally settled in Tampere. At the age of 17 Johann moved to his father in New York ...

26. Alexander Godunov

Actor | Die Hard

He was born on Sakhalin Island at the far eastern end of the former Soviet Union and began studying dance at age 9 in the Riga State Ballet School. He later said his mother put him there to prevent his becoming "a hooligan". One of his classmates and friends at the school was Mikhail Baryshnikov. ...

27. Svetlana Efremova

Actress | White Oleander

Born in Russia, Svetlana Efremova is trained by two of the most world-renowned theatre schools: the Yale School of Drama, where she earned an MFA degree in Acting and the St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre, where she received her BFA in Acting. Her Theatre credits range from Broadway to some of the ...

28. Alexander Petrov

Actor | Lyod

He was born in the city of Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Yaroslavskiy region. During school years he played for the national football team. After leaving school he entered the University of Pereslavl the Faculty of Economics. During his studies he took part in cultural events of the city: KVN (Game show - ...

29. Natalya Rudakova

Actress | Transporter 3

She was born in Leningrad, former Soviet Union. Her parents moved with her from Russia to New York when she was 17 years old, and she continues to reside in New York.

While working as a hairdresser at a salon, she was discovered by Luc Besson, the co-writer of Transporter 3, in New York, when she ...

30. Timur Bekmambetov

Director | Nochnoy dozor

Timur Bekmambetov is a Kazakh-Russian film director known for vampire franchise Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006).

He was born Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov on June 25, 1961, in Guryev, Soviet Union (now Atyrau, Kazakhstan). His father, Nuruakhit Bekmambetov, is a manager at Guryev Energy ...

31. Rita Volk

Actress | Faking It

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Rita Volk moved to San Francisco with her family when she 6 years old. Approached by a modeling scout, Volk was given the opportunity to audition for commercials and instantly fell in love with acting.

Through high school, Volk acted in school plays and further explored...

32. Paulina Andreeva

Actress | Luchshe, chem lyudi

Paulina Andreeva was born on October 19, 1988 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Ekaterina Olegovna Andreeva. She is an actress, known for Better Than Us (2018), The Method (2015) and Attraction (2017). She has been married to Fedor Bondarchuk since September 17, 2019.

33. Mikhail Baryshnikov

Actor | The Turning Point

Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance.

Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was ...

34. Natalie Burn

Actress | Acceleration

Natalie Burn, born in Kiev, Ukraine, was guided into ballet training from the age of 4 by her mother, a former ballerina herself. By age 8, she was admitted into the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, and in her teens, she moved to London to complete her education at the Royal Ballet ...

35. Oksana Akinshina

Actress | Lilja 4-ever

Oksana Akinshina was born on April 19, 1987 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina. She is an actress, known for Lilya 4-Ever (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and Sisters (2001). She was previously married to Archil Gelovani and Dmitriy Litvinov.

36. Eugenia Kuzmina

Actress | Spy City

Eugenia Kuzmina's first entertainment gig was at 13 years old when she was pulled out from a group of kids in her school to appear in a Russian version of SNL " Eralash " . She was then cast to appear in Chuck Noris film , but couldn't leave the country due to visa issues . After appearing in ...

37. Genndy Tartakovsky

Producer | Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...

38. Anastasia Marinina

Actress | Polar

Anastasia Marinina was born on January 21, 1988 in Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Polar (2019), Taken (2017) and Reign (2013).

39. Sergei Polunin

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

Sergei Polunin was born on November 20, 1989 in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Sergei Vladimirovich Polunin. He is an actor and writer, known for Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Red Sparrow (2018) and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018).

40. Pasha D. Lychnikoff

Actor | Deadwood

Born in Moscow, a student of Moscow Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasha (aka Pavel) Lychnikoff, appeared on Moscow's stages in such productions as Gogol's Inspector General and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. In early 90s Pasha moved to the United States to pursue his acting career there. Arriving ...

41. Aleksey Serebryakov

Actor | Leviafan

Aleksey Serebryakov was born on June 3, 1964 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Aleksey Valerevich Serebryakov. He is known for his work on Leviathan (2014), Van Goghs (2018) and Cargo 200 (2007). He is married to Maria Serebryakova. They have two children.

42. Vera Graziadei

Actress | Peep Show

Vera Graziadei was born on November 6, 1982 in Ukrainian SSR, USSR. She is an actress and producer, known for Peep Show (2003), The Look of Love (2013) and Poirot (1989). She has been married to Count Robin Monotti Graziadei since May 2008. They have two children.

43. Natasha Alam

Actress | True Blood

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Natasha, Russian abbreviation for Natalia, attended school at the University of Technology for Aviation. In search of independence, Natasha moved to Moscow to model under "Red Stars" model management. A few years later, Natasha was scouted by the Italian agency, "...

44. Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Actor | Byrd and the Bees

Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, Broadway performer, and actor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In 14 ...

45. Ravshana Kurkova

Actress | Hardcore Henry

Ravshana Bakhramovna Kurkova is a distinguished Russian cinema and theatre actress. She has appeared in more than thirty films since 2003. Ravshana was born in Tashkent in an Uzbek acting family. Her parents are Uzbek actor Bakhram Matchanov and Uzbek actress, producer, and director Rano Kubaeva. ...

46. Elya Baskin

Actor | Spider-Man 2

Elya Baskin is a Russian-American Latvian actor known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Name of the Rose (1986) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). He has been married to Marina since 1995. They have one child. He has ultimately become one of the most popular choices whenever a Russian is needed in a ...

47. Oleg Taktarov

Actor | Predators

"Oleg makes an impression." On his DVD commentary for "Righteous Kill" (2008), director Jon Avnet remarks that he needed a powerful actor to play Russian mob enforcer Yevgeny Mugalat, a character who survives six gunshots at close range. International star Oleg Taktarov, born in Sarov, Russia, ...

48. Andrey Zvyagintsev

Director | Nelyubov

Andrei Zvyagintsev is a Russian filmmaker and was born on Feb.6, 1964 in the siberian city of Novisibirsk. He graduated from the Novosibirsk Actors School in 1984 and started to act on stage in provincial theatres. In the early 1990s he came to Moscow - the centre of the Russian film industry - ...

49. Oleg Stepchenko

Producer | Viy

Educated at the V.I. Surikov Artistic Academy (Moscow) in theatre and film art and production design, Oleg is one of the leading feature film directors in Russia and the FSU. Oleg's training as a production designer coupled with his directing experience in theatre, his work with Russia's top music ...

50. Aleksey Kravchenko

Actor | Idi i smotri

Aleksey Kravchenko was born on October 10, 1969 in Moskovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Aleksey Evgenevich Kravchenko. He is an actor, known for Come and See (1985), 9th Company (2005) and Velvet Revolution (2005). He is married to Nadezhda Borisova.


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