Famous Ukrainian - Ukrainian Celebrities

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.

Find out more about the greatest Ukrainians, including Mila Kunis, Vasyl Lomachenko, Wladimir Klitschko, Leon Trotsky and Olga Kurylenko.

The Most Famous Ukrainian

Richard SandrakApril 15, 1992UkrainianRichard Sandrak, better known as Little Hercules, is a martial artist, bodybuilder and actor
Max PolyakovJune 30, 1977UkrainianMax Polyakov is an international businessman, scientist and philanthropist
Vasyl LomachenkoFebruary 17, 1988UkrainianVasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer who is the current WBA (Super) and 'The Ring' lightweight champion
Leon TrotskyNovember 7, 1879Russian, UkrainianLeon Trotsky was a Russian politician, a Marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the Red Army
Anatoly OnoprienkoJuly 25, 1959UkrainianAnatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko also known by nicknames ‘Citizen O,’ ‘The Terminator,’ and ‘The Beast of Ukraine’ was a Ukrainian serial killer.
Olga KurylenkoNovember 14, 1979French, UkrainianOlga Kurylenko is a French model and actress, best known for portraying sensual characters in James Bond films
Wladimir KlitschkoMarch 25, 1976UkrainianWladimir Klitschko is a renowned heavyweight professional boxer from Ukraine
Sergey BubkaDecember 4, 1963UkrainianSergey Bubka is a former Ukrainian pole vaulter and the first one to clear 6.0 meter mark
Leonid BrezhnevDecember 19, 1906Russian, UkrainianLeonid Brezhnev was a leader of the Soviet Union
Denis StoffMay 4, 1992UkrainianDenis Alexandrovich Shaforostov, better known by his stage name Denis Stoff, is a Ukrainian musician
Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger was an Austrian-American theatre and film director

Sergey Bubka

Sergey Bubka is a former Ukrainian pole vaulter and the first one to clear 6.0 meter mark

Georges Charpak

Georges Charpak was a Polish-born French physicist who received the Nobel Prize for inventing the multi-wire proportional chamber

FrenchAugust 1, 1924127 views

Anatole Litvak

Anatole Litvak was a Russian film editor, screenwriter and director

FrenchMay 21, 1902153 views

Selman Waksman

Selman Waksman was a noted Russian-born American scientist who discovered the antibiotic streptomycin

UkrainianJuly 22, 1888176 views

John Demjanjuk

John Demjanjuk was a former Nazi guard in the Sobibór extermination camp in the occupied Poland, convicted in Germany for assisting in the murder of 28,060 Jews.

UkrainianApril 3, 1920107 views

Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, considered as the greatest male dancer of the 20th century

UkrainianMarch 12, 1889184 views

Sidney Reilly

Sidney George Reilly, renowned as ‘Ace of Spies’ and termed by historians as the first ‘super spy’ of the 20th century served the British ‘Secret Service Bureau’ as a secret agent.

RussianMarch 24, 1873144 views

Anna Bessonova

Anna Bessonova is a Ukrainian former individual rhythmic gymnast

UkrainianJuly 29, 1984185 views

Ilya Ilyuk

Ilya Ilyuk, also known as “Lil,” is a professional gamer from Ukraine

UkrainianDecember 24, 1995112 views