Ukrainian women are not only beautiful women, but also very talented. They are known far beyond their homeland. We bring to the attention of TOP-15 Hollywood actresses of Ukrainian descent readers who have conquered viewers from all over the world.
Milla Jovovich is the most famous Ukrainian descent actress. She conquered Hollywood with her unusual appearance, as well as stunning acting. In addition, she is a successful designer, in the past supermodel.
Milla Jovovich was born in 1975 in Kiev. At the age of 5, Mila immigrated with her parents to London, and then to Sacramento (California), but then the family completely settled in Los Angeles. Her parents worked as cleaners in the house of American director Brian De Palma.
She became famous for her advertising shot at “Revlon”, and then appeared on the cover of “Lei” magazine. And from that moment, her career flew dizzily upwards. Already in 2004, Mila became a highly paid model and the face of global brands. Her film debut took place in the film “Night Train to Kathmandu”, and after that she was invited to shoot in several rather popular TV shows.
This success in the film industry brought her access to the screens “Return to the Blue Lagoon” and “The Fifth Element” with Bruce Willis, who broke all world records in rentals. After a series of unsuccessful films and troubles on the personal front passed. And in 2002, Milla managed to regain her fame with the release of the spectacular film “Resident Evil,” based on the plot of a popular computer game.
Olga Kurylenko has gone a long way from a cramped apartment in one of the cities of Ukraine to the brilliant role of James Bond’s girlfriend. She was born in 1979 in Berdyansk.
And at the age of 13, during a trip with her mother to Moscow, she was accidentally seen by an agent of a modeling agency and offered a job. In 2005, her film debut was “Iris”. Her natural beauty and excellent acting skills allowed her to make her way in the film industry and get the most important role in her career – shooting in the “bondian”.
The beautiful Milla Kunis is also Ukrainian by birth. A future star was born in Chernivtsi. In 1991, she and her family immigrated to California. Her acting career began at 9 years.
Milla’s debut film “Make a Wish, Molly,” where she successfully played her character – Melinda. After that, her career has rapidly gone up. Shooting in the films “Max Payne”, “The Black Swan”, “The Book of Eli” brought her great success.
American film actress Vera Farmiga became famous thanks to the painting “I would fly to the sky”. For the supporting role, she was nominated for an Oscar. She fell in love with the audience for the main role in the TV series “Motel Bates” based on the work of Alfred Hitchcock “Psycho”. She also starred in the acclaimed horror film “The Spell.”
Vera was born on August 6, 1973 in Clifton, New Jersey. Her parents come from Ukraine – Lyubov Spas and Mikhail Farmiga. Up to 6 years old she did not speak English; she was brought up in the spirit of Ukrainian traditions. The girl grew up shy and modest, was fond of playing the piano and danced in the Ukrainian ensemble “Sizokryly”.
As a television star, America’s viewers saw Vera on the 1997 roar. After a series of successful filming, she was an actress of feature films.
The star of the series “Vikings” – Katheryn Winnick also has a Ukraine origin. The character of “Lagert” in the series was remembered by the audience and brought many awards to the beauty.
Her acting career began long before 2013, when the Vikings started. Katheryn managed to play in “Doctor House” and “C.S.I. Crime scene”. Fame and recognition of the actor’s public brought her a role in the series “Bones”.
Mylène Demongeot is the famous sex symbol of the 60s. She appeared on the screens in the “Fantomas” trilogy.
The star in the early 80s gradually departed from the image of sexy blonde coquette. In 2006 she won a role in the film “Camping”, based on the detective story of Georges Simenon.
Although actress Anna Sten was born in Russia, her father was born in Ukraine. She entered the Moscow Art Theater and began her acting career. Although her career has developed ambiguously, but she still left a mark in the Hollywood film industry.
Her first foreign painting was “Brody Karamazov”. Her photo on the poster for the film attracted the attention of the agent Samuel Godwin, and he signed a contract with an aspiring artist. Her first English-language film “Nana” almost failed, although the actress’s play was up to par. The second film “Katush” was more successful. Anna still starred in several films and made history, as beautiful and talented woman with Ukrainian roots.
Taissa Farmiga is the sister of Vera Farmiga. She also managed to conquer the audience with an attractive appearance and impeccable acting game.
At the age of 16 she starred in the cult TV series “American Horror Story” and this brought her success in the film industry. After a great start on the series, the beautiful woman managed to play in films of various genres, including the crime drama “Elite Society”, the thriller “Psychic 2: Labyrinths of Mind” and the comedy horror film “The Last Girls”.
Unlike other actresses, Larisa was born in the USA. Her father, Ukrainian Roman Oleynik, married a native American Lorraine Allen.
Larisa’s acting career began when the girl was 8 years old. She played in the play “Les Miserables”. Fame brought her the role of Bianchi in the television series “10 reasons for my hatred” and Alex in the film “The Secret World of Alex the Mac.”
Elisabeth Bergner grew up in a picturesque Vienna, and for a long time played in the theater of Innsbruck. The parents of the future TV star also had Ukrainian roots.
The beginning of her career was the role of Ophelia in 1916. After a successful debut as a model in Vienna and a suicide sculptor, whose love she rejected, Elizabeth moved to Berlin. There she played in the plays of Max Reinhardt. This brought her world fame.
In 1924, Elizabeth made her first debut as a film actress. She participated in the filming of the film “Der Evangelimann”. Then, the actress and her husband immigrated to London, where she starred in the comedy “Övergiv mig icke.”
Her career in England was interrupted by a move to New York, where Elizabeth very successfully starred in Hollywood films. When hostilities were coming to an end, she began to receive roles in the films of English directors. Her career ended in 1973.
Tatiana Maslany was born in 1985 in Regina. While studying at school, the girl actively participated in performances and loved to perform in public.
In 2006, she began her career as a Hollywood actress, when she starred in “Booky Makes Her Mark”. Her partners were Megan Falls and Stuart Hughes. The actress received two minor roles in the “Defect for export” and “Oath”. Fame provided her TV series “Dark Child”. She played several roles at the same time, which proves her talent. In 2015, Tatiana starred in the movie “Woman in Gold.”
Zoë Wanamaker was born in 1949 in New York. She began her career with participation in theatrical productions. Her first Hollywood debut was “The Prime Suspect”.
The greatest fame she brought from “My Family” and “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, which broke records for box office. The actress has many awards and prizes. In addition, she actively participates in various social projects.
Natalie Wood – this name is included in the TOP of Hollywood actresses. In fact, her last name is Zakharchenko, and her parents are immigrants of Ukrainian and Russian origin. The casting debut occurred when she was only 4 years old. She starred in the film “Hans Likliga Ungdom.”
Then a baby was expecting a role in “Eternal Tomorrow”. At first the girl failed the tests, but afterwards she received a second chance.
Natalie has become one of the most popular children’s actresses in America. At the age of 17, she appeared in the film “Rebel Without an Ideal” and was nominated for an Oscar. The real success of her was provided by the film “West Side Story”, which gathered a huge number of awards.
During her career, Natalie starred in 56 films that provided her fame in the history of Hollywood.
Erika Eleniak began her career when she was 10 years old. The girl starred in various commercials, played roles in the theater and budget films. The celebrity was brought to her by Steven Spielberg’s “Alien” film.
The next step in her career was shooting in the popular TV series “Malibu’s Rescuers”. But the actress decided to get away from the frivolous image of the hot beauty, and try herself in more serious roles. She starred in “Beverly Hills Country Girl” , “The Guard”, and even in one of the “Fables from the Crypt” series. The actress managed to get roles in “Crime Scene Miami” and “Desperate Housewives.” Erica continues to work successfully in Los Angeles.
Hedy Lamarr received the title of one of the most attractive actresses in Hollywood. Her first debut was in the German film “Geld auf der Straße” in 1930. The next movie, which opened her door to Hollywood, was “Ecstasy”.
But the bed scenes caused a mixed reaction from the public. In 1949 she starred in the highest-grossing film Paramount Pictures, “Samson and Delilah”. Then “Quinnoduret” brought her the success. Actors of Ukrainian descent conquered Hollywood at all times. A huge number of famous people from this country caused admiration from the public and brought them fame in the United States.