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


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1. 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, ...

2. 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, ...

3. 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 ...

4. Ivanna Sakhno

Actress | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Ivanna Sakhno was born on November 14, 1997 in Kiev, Ukraine as Ivanna Anatoliyivna Sakhno. She is an actress, known for Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) and High Fidelity (2020).

5. Ross Martin

Actor | The Wild Wild West

Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire.

Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and ...

6. 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 ...

7. Berta Vázquez

Actress | Vis a vis

Birtukan Tibebe, or as she's known publicly as Berta Vazquez, is a Ukrainian actress renowned for playing La Rizos in the television series Locked Up. She also brought to life Bisila in the 2015 film Palm Trees in the Snow. Her entertainment career began in dance lessons at the age of thirteen. She...

8. Mike Mazurki

Actor | Some Like It Hot

With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as...

9. Lee Strasberg

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Famed acting teacher Lee Strassberg was born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence, however, was ...

10. 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 ...

11. Otto Preminger

Director | Anatomy of a Murder

Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater in his 20's and became one of the most imaginative stage producers and directors. He was ...

12. Giulia Charm

Actress | El secreto de Puente Viejo

Giulia Charm was born on November 13, 1994 in Ukraine. She is an actress, known for El secreto de Puente Viejo (2011), Unauthorized Living (2018) and The Network of Freedom (2017).

13. 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.

14. 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 ...

15. Tania Fox

Actress | Puppet Master: Axis Termination

Tania Fox is a Ukrainian born American actress who has starred in multiple features such as Puppet Master: Axis Termination, Art of the Dead, and Attack of the Unknown. She started acting at a young age in Ukraine. She graduated with a BFA from Kiev National University of Culture and Arts, and ...

16. Natasha Yarovenko

Actress | Habitación en Roma

Natasha Yarovenko was born on July 23, 1979 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Natalia Yarovenko. She is an actress, known for Room in Rome (2010), Aftershock (2012) and Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008).

17. Paul Muni

Actor | Scarface: The Shame of the Nation

Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and ...

18. 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).

19. Natasha Blasick

Actress | Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Natasha Blasick was born in the former USSR in the city of Odessa on the Black Sea. Her first language is Russian, She grew up in a Soviet style apartment that housed two families. She made her debut as a lead actress in the film Death of Evil (2009). She is the oldest daughter of Sergei and ...

20. Andrzej Zulawski

Writer | Possession

Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night (1971) was ...

21. Ilia Volok

Actor | Hunter Killer

Ilia Volok is a Soviet-born actor. He has appeared in over 150 films, television shows, and video games. He was born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Ukraine. He is known for his work on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol; and The Curious Case of ...

22. Alla Korot

Actress | Fracture

In 1976, Alla Korot emigrated to the USA with her parents, Alex and Elena Korot. Korot spent six years touring professionally with Ballet Celeste International, and was crowned California Miss T.E.E.N. at 17. She was the model for Esmerelda in Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", and she has had...

23. Oleg Ivenko

Actor | The White Crow

Oleg Ivenko was born on August 14, 1996 in Harkov, Ukraine. He is an actor, known for The White Crow (2018).

24. Yakov Smirnoff

Actor | Night Court

Yakov Smirnoff was born on January 24, 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Yakov Naumovich Pokhis. He is an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985) and The Money Pit (1986). He was previously married to Linda Dreeszen.

25. Sergey Bondarchuk

Actor | Voyna i mir I: Andrey Bolkonskiy

Sergei Bondarchuk was one of the most important Russian filmmakers, best known for directing an Academy Award-winning film epic War and Peace (1966), based on the book by Leo Tolstoy, in which he also starred as Pierre Bezukhov.

He was born Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk on September, 25, 1920, in the ...

26. Louis B. Mayer

Producer | The Great Secret

Mayer was born Lazar Meir in the Ukraine and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after his parents fled Russian oppression in 1886. He had a brutal childhood, raised in poverty and suffering physical and emotional abuse from his nearly-illiterate peddler father. In the early 1890s, he ...

27. Olga Fedori

Actress | The Wolfman

Olga Fedori was born on March 17, 1984 in Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Olga Victorovna Fedorishcheva. She is an actress and producer, known for The Wolfman (2010), Holby City (1999) and Of Their Own.

28. Elisabeth Bergner

Actress | Paris Calling

Elisabeth Bergner was the daughter of the merchant Emil Ettel and his wife Anna Rosa Wagner. She grew up in Vienna, and she made her theatre debut in Innsbruck in 1915. In 1916 she obtained a contract in Zürich, where she played Ophelia next to the famous Alexander Moissi, who fell in love with her...

29. Aleksandra Nikiforova

Actress | Anna-detektiv

Aleksandra Nikiforova was born on February 16, 1993 in Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is an actress, known for Detective Anna (2016), Godunov (2018) and Commander's Bride (2019).

30. Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Actor | Bolshaya poeziya

Aleksandr Kuznetsov was born on July 22, 1992, in Sevastopol, Ukraine, the largest Ukranian port city on the Black Sea. His father was a sailor, and Aleksandr briefly worked alongside him before beginning his acting career. Kuznetsov felt creatively limited in Sevastopol and moved first to Kiev and...

31. David Vadim

Actor | Air Force One

David Vadim was born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up competing in sanctioned no-rules fighting and eventually transitioned to boxing. He wrote about his experiences in the ring in a series of short stories. His story Boredom was adapted to the stage, which led to David ...

32. Eugene Hutz

Actor | Everything Is Illuminated

Eugene Hutz was born on September 6, 1972 in Boyarka, Kiev Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Yevhen Hudz.

33. Yuliya Mayarchuk

Actress | Tra(sgre)dire

Yuliya Mayarchuk was born on April 20, 1977 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Cheeky (2000), Go Go Tales (2007) and Picasso Face (2000).

34. Alina Levshin

Actress | Kriegerin

Alina Levshin was born on September 10, 1984 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Combat Girls (2011), In the Face of Crime (2010) and Rosa Roth (1994).

35. Alex Veadov

Actor | Act of Valor

Alex Veadov was born on April 15, 1962 in Chernovtsy, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. He is an actor and director, known for Act of Valor (2012), We Own the Night (2007) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004).

36. Nastya Kamenskikh

Actress | Rzhevskiy protiv Napoleona

Nastya Kamenskikh was born on May 4, 1987 in Nikolayev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Anastasiya Alekseevna Kamenskikh. She is an actress and composer, known for Rzhevskiy protiv Napoleona (2012), Potap & Nastya: Vnature (2007) and Potap & Nastya: Vikrutasi (2011). She has been married to Aleksey ...

37. Vadim Perelman

Director | House of Sand and Fog

Vadim Perelman was born in 1963 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. He is a director and producer, known for House of Sand and Fog (2003), The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) and Izmeny (2015).

38. Andy Scott Harris

Actor | House M.D.

Andy Scott Harris began performing in commercials and industrial films at age four, after being spotted by an agent in a talent show. By age seven, he had decided that acting was his true calling. He moved with his family from Minneapolis to Los Angeles in 2008 and immediately booked the lead in ...

39. Alla Nazimova

Actress | Salomé

The grand, highly flamboyant Russian star Alla Nazimova of Hollywood silent films lived an equally grand, flamboyant life off-camera, though her legendary status has not held up as firmly as that of a Rudolph Valentino today.

Alla Nazimova was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon in 1879, in Yalta, ...

40. Olga Lomonosova

Actress | Kobra. Antiterror

Olga Lomonosova was born on May 18, 1978 in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Olga Olegovna Lomonosova. She is an actress, known for Kobra. Antiterror (2003), Better Than Us (2018) and Dvazhdy v odnu reku (2008).

41. Karina Smirnoff

Actress | Shall We Dance

Karina Smirnoff was born on January 2, 1978 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. She is known for her work on Shall We Dance (2004), Tango Shalom and 48 Hours to Live (2016).

42. Ana Layevska

Actress | Cantinflas

Ana Layevska was born on January 10, 1982 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Anna Laevski Rastsvetaeva. She is an actress, known for Cantinflas (2014), Casi divas (2008) and Relaciones Peligrosas (2012). She has been married to Rodrigo Moreira since April 13, 2014.

43. Galina Jovovich

Actress | Mnogo shuma iz nichego

Galina Jovovich is a Russian-American actress and mother of Milla Jovovich.

She was born Galina Loginova in 1950 in Russia, Tuapse, Soviet Union. Her father was a Red Army officer, her mother was a homemaker. Her parents divorced and she was raised by a single mother. She studied acting in ...

44. Dmitry Chepovetsky

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Dmitry Chepovetsky was born in 1970 in Lvov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. He is an actor, known for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), RED (2010) and Man of the Year (2006).

45. Boris Sagal

Director | The Omega Man

Boris Sagal was born on October 18, 1923 in Yekaterinoslav, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Bernard Louis Sagal. He was a director and writer, known for The Ωmega Man (1971), The Name of the Game (1968) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marge Champion and Sara Macon. He died on May 22, ...

46. Maya Deren

Director | Meshes of the Afternoon

Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father, a psychiatrist, and her mother, an artist, she fled the pogroms against Russian Jews. She studied journalism and political science in at Syracuse University in New York, finishing her BA at NYU in June 1936 and ...

47. Zbigniew Cybulski

Actor | Popiól i diament

Won international fame with the leading role of Maciek Chelmicki in Andrzej Wajda's Ashes and Diamonds (1958). He created a character which was imitated not only in Poland; often compared with James Dean.

Graduated from the Higher State School of Acting in Cracow; also studied journalism. From 1953 ...

48. Dimitri Tiomkin

Music Department | High Noon

Dimitri Tiomkin was a Russian Jewish composer who emigrated to America and became one of the most distinguished and best-loved music writers of Hollywood. He won a hallowed place in the pantheon of the most successful and productive composers in American film history, earning himself four Oscars ...

49. Gloria Sol

Actress | 1by-Day

Comely and petite brunette knockout Gloria Sol was born on May 12, 1995 in Kiev, Ukraine. Sol began her career in the adult entertainment industry in 2016. Among the notable adult websites that Gloria has worked for are Met-Art, Sex Art, Yonatile, 4 Beauty, MPL Studios, and Eternal Desire. Moreover...

50. Anna Sten

Actress | Devushka s korobkoy

Born in Russia to a Ukrainian father and a Swedish mother, Anna Sten studied at the Russian Film Academy and joined the Moscow Art Theater. Strikingly beautiful, she went on to appear in a number of Russian silent films, but it was in the German film Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (1931) that ...


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