3.8k readers

Who Is The Most Famous Yuri In The World?

Updated May 27, 2021 3.8k views50 items

List RulesVote up all of the Yuris you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Yuri can you think of? The famous Yuris below have many different professions, including notable actors named Yuri, famous athletes named Yuri, and even musicians named Yuri.

Yuri Gagarin is certainly one of the most famous Yuris on this list. One of the famous astronauts named Yuri, he is known for his role in the Space Race. He was the first person who traveled into outer space.

Another of the famous people with the first name Yuri is Yuri Ebihara. She is an actress and model. She appeared in Tokumei Kakarichō Tadano Hitoshi and other TV dramas.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Yuri? Just add them to the list!

  • Yuri Gagarin

    Astronaut, Military aviator

    AgeDec. at 34 (1934-1968)

    BirthplaceKlushino, Russia


    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin  (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet Air Forces pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, achieving a major milestone in the Space...  more

    More Yuri Gagarin 

    Did The First Human In Space Die In A Stupid Accident, Or Was He Murdered By His Own Government?#59 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Yuri Ebihara

    Fashion Model, Model


    BirthplaceMiyazaki Prefecture, Japan


    Yuri Ebihara (蛯原 友里, Ebihara Yuri) (born 3 October 1979) in Miyazaki Prefecture is a Japanese model and actress. She is a graduate of Kyushu Sangyo University, where she studied fine arts....  more
  • Yuri

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceVeracruz, Mexico


    Yuridia Valenzuela Canseco, commonly known as Yuri, (born, 6 January 1964) is a Mexican singer, actress and television host. Yuri began her career as a teenage singer in her native country. In 1978...  more
  • Yuri Andropov


    AgeDec. at 70 (1914-1984)

    BirthplaceStavropol, Russia


    Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov (; Russian: Ю́рий Влади́мирович Андро́пов, tr. Júrij Vladímirovič Andrópov, IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ɐnˈdropəf]; 15 June [O.S. 2 June] 1914 – 9 February 1984) was...  more
  • Yuri Podladchikov

    Snowboarder, Athlete


    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


    Iouri Iourеvich Podladtchikov (Russian: Юрий Юрьевич Подладчиков, born 13 September 1988) is a Russian-born Swiss snowboarder. He rides goofy stance. He has competed since 2000. He won the gold medal...  more
  • Yuri Lowenthal

    Television producer, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceAlliance, Ohio, United States of America


    Alternative NameSean Roberts^! Yuri Lowenthal

    Yuri Lowenthal (born March 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter known chiefly for his voice-over work in animations, anime and video games. Some of his prominent roles in...  more
  • Yuri Malenchenko

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceSvitlovodsk, Ukraine


    Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko (Russian: Юрий Иванович Маленченко; born December 22, 1961) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003, when...  more
  • Yuri Gidzenko

    Pilot, Astronaut




    Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko (Russian: Юрий Павлович Гидзенко; born March 26, 1962) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was a test cosmonaut of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (TsPK). Gidzenko has flown...  more
  • Yuri Nikitin

    Trampoline Gymnast


    BirthplaceKherson, Ukraine


    Yuri Nikitin (born July 15, 1978) is a Ukrainian gymnast and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He also competed at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics....  more
  • Yuri Shargin

    Aerospace Engineer, Engineer


    BirthplaceEngels, Saratov Oblast, Russia


    Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin (Russian: Юрий Георгиевич Шаргин) is a retired cosmonaut of the Russian Space Forces. He was born March 20, 1960, in Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR. He is divorced and...  more
  • Yuri Galanskov

    Publisher, Poet

    AgeDec. at 33 (1939-1972)

    BirthplaceSoviet Union


    Yuri Timofeyevich Galanskov (Russian: Ю́рий Тимофе́евич Галанско́в, 19 June 1939, Moscow - 4 November 1972, Mordovia) was a Russian poet, historian, human rights activist and dissident. For his...  more
  • Yuri Baturin



    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


    Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Батурин; born 12 June 1949, in Moscow), is a Russian cosmonaut and former politician.Baturin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and...  more
  • Yuri Nikulin

    Ringmaster, Comedian

    AgeDec. at 76 (1921-1997)

    BirthplaceDemidov, Smolensk Oblast, Russia


    Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Никулин; 18 December 1921 – 21 August 1997) was a well-known Soviet and Russian actor and clown who starred in many popular films. He was...  more
  • Yuri Gennadievich Butsayev (born October 11, 1978) is a Russian former professional ice hockey winger. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Detroit Red Wings and the Atlanta...  more
  • Yuri Kondratyuk

    Scientist, Aerospace Engineer

    AgeDec. at 45 (1897-1942)

    BirthplacePoltava, Ukraine


    Yuri Vasilievich Kondratyuk (real name Oleksandr Ignatyevich Shargei, Ukrainian: Олександр Гнатович Шаргей, Oleksandr Hnatovych Sharhei) (21 June 1897 – February 1942) was a Ukrainian Soviet engineer...  more
  • Yuri Zhirkov



    BirthplaceTambov, Russia


    Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov (Russian: Ю́рий Валенти́нович Жирко́в, IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj vəlʲɪnˈtʲinəvʲɪtɕ ʐɨrˈkof]; born 20 August 1983) is a Russian footballer who plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg. A...  more

    More Yuri Zhirkov 

    #168 of 303 The Best Chelsea Players Of All Time#7 of 96 The Best Soccer Players from Russia

  • Yuri German

    Screenwriter, Writer

    AgeDec. at 57 (1910-1967)

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia


    Yuri Pavlovich German (Russian: Ю́рий Па́влович Ге́рман) (April 4 [O.S. March 22] 1910 – January 16, 1967) was a Soviet Russian writer, playwright, screenwriter, and journalist. ...  more
  • Yuri Milner

    Investor, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


    Yuri Borisovich (Bentsionovich) Milner (Russian: Ю́рий Бори́сович Бенцио́нович Ми́льнер; born 11 November 1961) is an Israeli-Russian entrepreneur, venture capitalist and physicist. Milner is...  more
  • AgeDec. at 42 (1947-1989)

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia


    Yuri Georgiyevich Bogatyryov was a Soviet film and theater actor, best known for his roles in five Nikita Mikhalkov films, including At Home Among Strangers. Bogatyryov, well known for his work in...  more
  • Yuri Foreman

    Professional Boxer


    BirthplaceGomel, Belarus


    Yuri Foreman (born August 5, 1980) is an Israeli professional boxer who held the WBA super welterweight title from 2009 to 2010. He was born in Gomel, Belarus, but currently fights out of Brooklyn,...  more
  • Yuri Landman

    Guitarist, Inventor


    BirthplaceZwolle, Kingdom of the Netherlands


    Yuri Landman (born February 1, 1973) is a Dutch inventor of musical instruments and musician who has made several experimental electric string instruments for a number of artists including Lee...  more
  • Yuri Arbachakov

    Professional Boxer


    BirthplaceKemerovo Oblast, Russia


    Yuri Arbachakov (born October 22, 1966 in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia) was a boxing champion in the flyweight division. He was the first Russian professional boxing champion....  more
  • Yuri Shevchuk



    BirthplaceMagadan Oblast, Russia


    Yuri Yulianovich Shevchuk (Russian: Ю́рий Юлиа́нович Шевчу́к; born 16 May 1957, Yagodnoye, Magadan Oblast) is a Soviet and Russian rock musician and singer/songwriter who leads the rock band DDT,...  more
  • AgeDec. at 73 (1906-1979)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia


    Yuri Vladimirovich Tolubeyev (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Толубеев, May 1, 1906, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire - December 28, 1979, Leningrad, USSR) was a Soviet theatrical and cinema actor. People's...  more
  • Yuri Lodigin

    Soccer Player


    BirthplaceVladimir, Russia


    Yuriy Lodigin is a Russian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Russian national team....  more