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Famous People From Ukraine

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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.

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Nikki Benz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 37
Nikki Benz is the stage name of an award winning Ukrainian Canadian actress. She is also a 2010 Penthouse Pet who was selected as the 2011 Pet of the Year. In May 2014 she announced her ...more
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 35
Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian American Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on ...more
Golda Meir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 80 (1898-1978)
Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of ...more
Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Died at 76 (1906-1982)
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, presiding over the country from 1964 until 1982. His eighteen-year term as ...more
Robert Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 68 (1923-1991)
Ian Robert Maxwell, MC was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament. He rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. His death revealed huge ...more
Vaslav Nijinsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 60 (1890-1950)
Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. He was celebrated for his virtuosity and for the ...more
Lee Strasberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Died at 81 (1901-1982)
Lee Strasberg was an American actor, director and acting teacher born in Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He cofounded, with directors Harold Clurman and Cheryl Crawford, the Group Theatre in 1931, ...more
Vera Brezhneva is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 37
Vera Viktorovna Galushka, better known by her stage name Vera Brezhneva, is a Russian pop-singer and television presenter.
Alla Nazimova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 66 (1879-1945)
Alla Nazimova was a Russian-American film and theater actress, screenwriter and film producer. She is perhaps best known as simply Nazimova, but also went under the name Alia Nasimoff. She ...more
Boris Sagal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 58 (1923-1981)
Boris Sagal was a Ukrainian-born American television and film director.
Vladimir Lyakhov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 77
Vladimir Afanasyevich Lyakhov is a former Soviet cosmonaut. He was selected as cosmonaut on May 5, 1967, and retired on September 7, 1994. Lyakhov was the Commander on Soyuz 32, Soyuz T-9 and ...more
Vladimir Vasyutin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 50 (1952-2002)
Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. He retired on February 25, 1986. Vasyutin was assigned to the TKS program for a new ...more
Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 45
Sergey Aleksandrovich Volkov is a Russian cosmonaut. He was a member of two missions to the International Space Station, spending more than a year in total in space. During his missions he did ...more
Leonid Popov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 73
Leonid Ivanovich Popov is a former Soviet cosmonaut.
Leonid Kizim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)
Leonid Denisovich Kizim was a Soviet cosmonaut. Kizim was born in Krasnyi Lyman, Donetsk Oblast, Soviet Union. He graduated from Higher Air Force School in 1975; and served as a test pilot in ...more
Mike Mazurki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 83 (1907-1990)
Mike Mazurki, born Mikhaił Mazurkiewicz, was an Austrian-born American actor and professional wrestler who appeared in over 100 films. His towering 6' 5" presence and intimidating face ...more
Paul Muni is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Died at 72 (1895-1967)
Paul Muni was an American stage and film actor who was born in Lemberg and grew up in Chicago. He started his acting career in the Yiddish theatre. During the 1930s, he was considered one of the ...more
Igor Suprunyuck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 31
Igor Suprunyuck was a serial killer and known as one of the Dnepropetrovsk maniacs.
George Gamow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 64 (1904-1968)
George Gamow, born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov, was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist – notably an early advocate and developer of Lemaître's Big Bang theory. He discovered a ...more
Viktor Sayenko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 31
Viktor Sayenko was a serial killer and known as one of the Dnepropetrovsk maniacs.
Tadeusz Sendzimir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 95 (1894-1989)
Tadeusz Sendzimir of Ostoja coat of arms was a Polish engineer and inventor of international renown with 120 patents in mining and metallurgy, 73 of which were awarded to him in the United ...more
Victoria Koblenko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 35
Victoria Koblenko is a Dutch actress, presenter and columnist of Ukrainian descent.
Max Levchin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 43
Maksymilian Rafailovych "Max" Levchyn is a Ukrainian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He is the former chief technology officer of PayPal, which he ...more
Alexander Liberman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
Dec. at 87 (1912-1999)
Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman was a Russian-American magazine editor, publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor. He held senior artistic positions during his 32 years at Condé Nast ...more
Eugene Hütz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Ukraine
age 46
Eugene Hütz is a Ukrainian-born singer, composer, DJ, and actor, most notable as the frontman of the Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello.