World Famous Celebrities with Ukrainian Roots

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Milla Jovovich

Some Hollywood stars are of Ukrainian origin. You will be surprised, but all these people are really linked with Ukraine – someone through their ancestors, someone was born in this country, and then moved to the USA and became famous.

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

The “Black Swan” star was born in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi. In 1991, her family, after receiving the Green Card, moved to Los Angeles. Mila is one of the beautiful Ukrainian ladies who have gained fame in American cinema. Not so long ago a curious incident happened. Mila with her boyfriend, actor Ashton Kutcher decided to visit the homeland of the actress. Among other things they tried to get into the house in which little Kunis lived. However, the current owners of the house did not recognize the celebrities and drove them away.

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Hoffman learned about his origin not so long ago on the air of one of the American TV shows devoted to genealogical investigations. It turned out that the grandparents of the famous actor immigrated from Bila Tserkva (Kyiv region) to Chicago because of the Jewish pogroms. Hoffman’s grandfather later returned to his homeland to pick up his parents, but he was captured and shot.

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

Milla – one of the famous Ukrainian women who have achieved a resounding success in Hollywood. By the way, her mother was a famous Soviet actress Galina Loginova. Mila's family left Kyiv for the United States when she was 5 years old. The actress still speaks well both in Russian and in Ukrainian.

David Duchovny

David Duchovny

For a long time, David was sure that he had Russian roots. Only when Ukraine began to attract attention from all over the world due to the situation in the country, the actor learned that Kiev, in which his father was born, is the capital of Ukraine, not a city in Russia.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Everyone knows about the Italian origin and the actor. However, in the veins of the famous Rambo also Ukrainian blood flows. The ancestors of Stallone on the maternal line lived in Odessa.

Steve and Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler

The famous rock musician and his charming daughter are also “Ukrainian superstars”. In one interview, Stephen Tyler admitted that his grandfather lived in Ukraine.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Both grandfathers of one of the most successful directors of modern cinema come from Ukraine. One was born in Odesa, the other in Kamianetz-Podolsky. Apparently, therefore, one of Spielberg’s favorite dishes is real Ukrainian borscht.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo also mistakenly believed for a long time that he was from Russia, as he told in several interviews. However, he later discovered that the city of Odesa, in which his grandmother, Elena Smirnova, lived, is located in Ukraine.

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