Birth Place Matching "USSR" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

2. Milla Jovovich

Actress | The Fifth Element

Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

3. Margarita Levieva

Actress | The Lincoln Lawyer

Margarita Levieva is an American actress. Born in Leningrad, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (now Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation), at age three she began the rigorous training program of a competitive rhythmic gymnast. Levieva continued to train for the next 13 years, winning ...

4. Olga Kurylenko

Actress | Oblivion

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, ...

5. Paulina Andreeva

Actress | Luchshe, chem lyudi

Paulina Andreeva was born on October 19, 1988 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Paulina Olegovna Andreeva. She is an actress, known for Better Than Us (2018), The Method (2015) and Dark World 2: Equilibrium (2013).

6. Ksenia Solo

Actress | Black Swan

Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress. She was born in Riga, Latvia in to an artistic family. She is a recipient of many prestigious Canadian awards, including 3 Gemini Awards and a nominee of the first ever Canadian Screen Awards. Ksenia was the youngest actor in Canadian television history to...

7. Anton Yelchin

Actor | Star Trek

Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).

He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...

8. Angela Sarafyan

Actress | The Immigrant

Angela Sarafyan is an Armenian American actress. She has appeared as a guest-star in several television series such as Judging Amy (1999) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).

Sarafyan has acted in the feature films: On the Doll (2007), Kabluey (2007), The Informers (2008), A Beautiful Life (2008), ...

9. Bar Paly

Actress | Pain & Gain

Bar Paly was born on April 29, 1985 in Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Barbara Phaly. She is an actress, known for Pain & Gain (2013), Million Dollar Arm (2014) and The Ruins (2008). She has been married to Ian Kessner since February 10, 2007.

10. Milana Vayntrub

Actress | This Is Us

Milana Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress and comedian most recognized for her role as Lily Adams in AT&T commercials or as Sloane on the NBC dramatic series This Is Us (2016) . When she was two and a half years old, she and her parents emigrated to the U.S. as refugees, settling in ...

11. Elena Satine

Actress | Strange Angel

Elena Satine hails from the Black Sea coast of the "Russian Riviera" in Sochi. She began her professional career at the tender age of 6 when she appeared on the popular Russian children's variety show "Morning Star". On a spontaneous trip to New York City, the young actress attended an open call ...

12. Andrei Tarkovsky

Writer | Solyaris

The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood (1962), which ...

13. Svetlana Khodchenkova

Actress | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, known for her roles in Bless the Woman (2003) and in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

She was born Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova on January 21, 1983, in Moscow and spent her childhood in Zheleznodorozhny, a small city about 6 miles east of Moscow, ...

14. Eve Harlow

Actress | Juno

Eve Harlow was born on June 20, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Juno (2007), Jennifer's Body (2009) and The Guard (2008).

15. Alexander Petrov

Actor | Lyod

He was born in the city of Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Yaroslavskiy region. During school years he played for the national football team. After leaving school he entered the University of Pereslavl the Faculty of Economics. During his studies he took part in cultural events of the city: KVN (Game show - ...

16. Olga Fonda

Actress | Agent X

Olga Fonda is a model and actress. At age 14, she left her hometown for a year to be an exchange student in the United States. After returning home, she continued her education by studying Business-Economics at a university in Moscow. The brainy beauty began modeling after she returned to the ...

17. Kirill Käro

Actor | Nyukhach

Kirill Käro was born on February 24, 1975 in Tallinn, Estonian SSR, USSR. He is an actor, known for Nyukhach (2013), Liquidation (2007) and Epidemiya. Vongozero (2019).

18. Olesya Rulin

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Olesya Rulin was born on March 17, 1986 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Olesya Yurevna Rulinkova. She is an actress, known for High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), High School Musical (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007).

19. Anastasia Baranova

A Good Day to Die Hard

Anastasia Baranova was born on April 23, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR. She is known for her work on A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), Veronica Mars (2004) and Rise: Blood Hunter (2007).

20. Yulia Snigir

Actress | The New Pope

Born in a town of Tula in Russia, Yulia Snigir was playing chess competitively and at the age of 15 was awarded the prestigious title of Candidate Master of Sports in Chess. She was planning to have a professional chess player career but instead made a decision to continue her education and moved ...

21. Johann Urb

Actor | Arrow

Johann Urb was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 24 January 1977 into family of Tarmo and Maris. When Johann was ten he moved to Finland with his mother and her new husband. They lived in several small towns until they finally settled in Tampere. At the age of 17 Johann moved to his father in New York ...

22. Irina Shayk

Actress | Hercules

Irina Shayk--sometimes credited as Irina Sheik--was born in the USSR on January 6, 1986, as Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova. She is a model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue between 2007 and 2014. She was the cover model for the 2011 issue. Shayk made ...

23. Costa Ronin

Actor | The Americans

Costa (short for Konstantin) was born and raised in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea between Poland and Lithuania, where he landed his first role at the age of five. In 1996 his family migrated to New Zealand, and then in 2001 to Australia, where he continued training and performing...

24. Natalya Rudakova

Actress | Transporter 3

She was born in Leningrad, former Soviet Union. Her parents moved with her from Russia to New York when she was 17 years old, and she continues to reside in New York.

While working as a hairdresser at a salon, she was discovered by Luc Besson, the co-writer of Transporter 3, in New York, when she ...

25. Natasha Blasick

Actress | Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Natasha Blasick was born in the former USSR in the city of Odessa on the Black Sea. Her first language is Russian, She grew up in a Soviet style apartment that housed two families. She made her debut as a lead actress in the film Death of Evil (2009). She is the oldest daughter of Sergei and ...

26. Pasha D. Lychnikoff

Actor | Deadwood

Born in Moscow, a student of Moscow Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasha (aka Pavel) Lychnikoff, appeared on Moscow's stages in such productions as Gogol's Inspector General and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. In early 90s Pasha moved to the United States to pursue his acting career there. Arriving ...

27. Aleksandr Ustyugov

Actor | Mentovskie voyny

Aleksandr Ustyugov was born on October 17, 1976 in Ekibastuz, Pavlodarskaya oblast, Kazakhskaya SSR, USSR as Aleksandr Sergeevich Ustyugov. He is an actor and director, known for Mentovskie voyny (2005), Mentovskie voyny - 3 (2007) and Ottsy i deti (2008). He was previously married to Anna Ozar and ...

28. Genndy Tartakovsky

Producer | Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...

29. Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Actress | Seven Years in Tibet

Ingeborga Dapkunaite was born on January 20, 1963 in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, USSR as Ingeborga Edmundovna Dapkunaite. She is an actress, known for Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Hannibal Rising (2007).

30. Mikhail Baryshnikov

Actor | The Turning Point

Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance.

Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was ...

31. Mark Ivanir

Actor | The Good Shepherd

Mark Ivanir has been working as a professional film and television actor in Los Angeles since 2001. His first major film role was in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar winning epic Schindler's List. He rejoined with Spielberg twice, first for a cameo appearance in Terminal, then again for Tintin. A ...

32. Danila Kozlovsky

Actor | Vampire Academy

Danila Valerevich Kozlovsky is a Russian stage and screen actor. He was born in Moscow, USSR. From a very young age he was into music, dancing and playing football (soccer). He has two brothers, an elder Egor and a younger Ivan.

In 1996, at the age of 11, Danila, following his brothers, went to a ...

33. Oksana Akinshina

Actress | Lilja 4-ever

Oksana Akinshina was born on April 19, 1987 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina. She is an actress, known for Lilya 4-Ever (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and Sisters (2001). She was previously married to Archil Gelovani and Dmitriy Litvinov.

34. Alexander Godunov

Actor | Die Hard

He was born on Sakhalin Island at the far eastern end of the former Soviet Union and began studying dance at age 9 in the Riga State Ballet School. He later said his mother put him there to prevent his becoming "a hooligan". One of his classmates and friends at the school was Mikhail Baryshnikov. ...

35. Natalia Vodianova

Actress | Clash of the Titans

Natalia Vodianova was born on February 28, 1982 in Gorkiy, Gorkovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Natalya Mikhaylovna Vodyanova. She is an actress, known for Clash of the Titans (2010), Belle du Seigneur (2012) and CQ (2001). She was previously married to Justin Portman.

36. Vera Graziadei

Actress | Peep Show

Vera Graziadei was born on November 6, 1982 in Ukrainian SSR, USSR. She is an actress and producer, known for Peep Show (2003), The Look of Love (2013) and Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989). She has been married to Count Robin Monotti Graziadei since May 2008. They have two children.

37. Vladimir Mashkov

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Vladimir Lvovich Mashkov was born in Tula, to Natalia, a puppet theatre director, and Lev Mashkov, an actor. He worked for Oleg Tabakov's theatre where he performed in Alexander Galich's "My Big Land", Neil Simon's "Biloxy Blues", Nickolai Gogol's "The Inspector General", Jean-Batiste Moliere's "...

38. Timur Bekmambetov

Director | Nochnoy dozor

Timur Bekmambetov is a Russian-Kazakh film director known for vampire franchise Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006).

He was born Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov on June 25, 1961, in Guryev, Soviet Union (now Atyrau, Kazakhstan). His father, Nuruakhit Bekmambetov, is a manager at Guryev Energy ...

39. Andrey Zvyagintsev

Director | Leviafan

Andrei Zvyagintsev is a Russian filmmaker and was born on Feb.6, 1964 in the siberian city of Novisibirsk. He graduated from the Novosibirsk Actors School in 1984 and started to act on stage in provincial theatres. In the early 1990s he came to Moscow - the centre of the Russian film industry - ...

40. Elya Baskin

Actor | Spider-Man 2

Elya Baskin is a Russian-American Latvian actor known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Name of the Rose (1986) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). He has been married to Marina since 1995. They have one child. He has ultimately become one of the most popular choices whenever a Russian is needed in a ...

41. Natasha Alam

Actress | True Blood

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Natasha, Russian abbreviation for Natalia, attended school at the University of Technology for Aviation. In search of independence, Natasha moved to Moscow to model under "Red Stars" model management. A few years later, Natasha was scouted by the Italian agency, "...

42. Natalie Burn

Actress | Acceleration

Natalie Burn, born in Kiev, Ukraine, was guided into ballet training from the age of 4 by her mother, a former ballerina herself. By age 8, she was admitted into the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, and in her teens, she moved to London to complete her education at the Royal Ballet ...

43. Anya Monzikova

Actress | S.W.A.T.

Anya Monzikova was born in Vologda, Russia to Natalia Monzikova a single mother of two. When her mom met her step-dad, an American on a vacation to Moscow, fate had brought a new twist to this young girl's life. Her mother re-married and the two moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. to live. After only a ...

44. Konstantin Khabenskiy

Actor | Dnevnoy dozor

Konstantin Khabenskiy is a Russian actor known in the West for his working the horror flicks Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006). He is also co-starring opposite Angelina Jolie in Wanted (2008).

He was born Konstantin Yurevich Khabenskiy on January 11, 1972, in Leningrad, USSR (now St. ...

45. Oleg Sentsov

Director | Gámer

Oleg Sentsov was born on July 13, 1976 in Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Oleg Gennadievich Sentsov. He is a director and writer, known for Gamer (2011), Nosorog and A Perfect Day for Bananafish (2008).

46. Tina Ivlev

Actress | Shameless

As the lead in the thriller, "Bound to Vengeance," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Ivlev garnered much praise for her tour de force performance as a young woman who outwits her kidnapper (Richard Tyson) and attempts to rescue his other victims, drawing comparisons to "Winter's ...

47. Yuri Kolokolnikov

Actor | Hunter Killer

Yuri Kolokolnikov was born on December 15, 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union is a Russian actor of theatre and cinema. His best known roles in television series are Styr in the Game of Thrones (2011) and Gennadi Bystrov in The Americans (2013). His parents divorced shortly after Yuri was born and in ...

48. Lev Gorn

Actor | Maniac

Lev Gorn was born in 1971 in Stavropol, RSFSR, USSR as Lev Gorens. He is an actor and director, known for Maniac (2018), The Americans (2013) and Billions (2016).

49. Oleg Taktarov

Actor | Predators

"Oleg makes an impression." On his DVD commentary for "Righteous Kill" (2008), director Jon Avnet remarks that he needed a powerful actor to play Russian mob enforcer Yevgeny Mugalat, a character who survives six gunshots at close range. International star Oleg Taktarov, born in Sarov, Russia, ...

50. Jenya Lano

Actress | Blade

Jenya Lano was born in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Blade (1998), Killing Cupid (2005) and S.W.A.T. (2003).


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