Famous People From Ukraine

List of famous people from Ukraine, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Ukraine, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Ukraine you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Ukraine, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

You can rank all of these people, from Yuri Malenchenko to Adam Daniel Rotfeld.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Ukraine?" or "Which celebrities were born in Ukraine?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
    Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy (Ukrainian: Максим Олександрович Чмерковський, pronounced [mɑkˈsɪm olɛkˈsɑndroβɪtʃ ˈtʃmɛrkou̯sʲkɪj]; born January 17, 1980) is a Ukrainian-American ...more
  • Golda Meir
    Dec. at 80 (1898-1978)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
    Golda Meir (born Golda Mabovitch; May 3, 1898 – December 8, 1978) was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Born in Kiev, she immigrated to ...more
  • Leonid Brezhnev
    Dec. at 75 (1906-1982)
    • Birthplace: Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine
    Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (; Russian: Леонид Ильич Брежнев, IPA: [lʲɪɐˈnʲid ɪˈlʲjidʑ ˈbrʲeʐnʲɪf] (listen); Ukrainian: Леонід Ілліч Брежнєв, 19 December 1906 (O.S. 6 December 1906) – 10 November ...more
  • Robert Maxwell
    Dec. at 68 (1923-1991)
    • Birthplace: Solotvyno, Ukraine
    Ian Robert Maxwell (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991), born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch, was a British media proprietor, and Member of Parliament (MP). Originally from Czechoslovakia, Maxwell rose ...more
  • Vaslav Nijinsky
    Dec. at 60 (1890-1950)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
    Vaslav (or Vatslav) Nijinsky (; Russian: Ва́цлав Фоми́ч Нижи́нский, tr. Václav Fomíč Nižínskij, IPA: [ˈvatsləf fɐˈmʲitɕ nʲɪˈʐɨnskʲɪj]; Polish: Wacław Niżyński, IPA: [ˈvatswaf ɲiˈʐɨj̃skʲi]; 12 March ...more
  • Lee Strasberg
    Dec. at 80 (1901-1982)
    • Birthplace: Budaniv, Ukraine
    Lee Strasberg (born Israel Lee Strassberg; November 17, 1901 – February 17, 1982) was a Polish-American actor, director, and theatre practitioner. He co-founded, with directors Harold Clurman and ...more