On the eve of Independence Day 2019 learn which world-famous celebrities have Ukrainian roots
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Hollywood star with Ukrainian roots
When you marry Leonardo DiCaprio? Not going to get a divorce Mila kunis? We are actively interested in the life of Hollywood celebrities, sometimes even not knowing that many of them have Ukrainian roots or were born on the territory of Ukraine.
Specially for Independence Day Today.Lifestyle has prepared a selection of Hollywood star with Ukrainian roots.
Hollywood hunk Leonardo DiCaprio admits that a quarter is Ukrainian. He stated this during a popular talk show called The Ellen Show. His grandmother Helena Indenbirken (Elena Smirnova) was born in Odessa.
The actress was born in Chernivtsi in the family of a teacher of physics and engineering. Mila’s, which was Milena at birth has an older brother Michael. In 1991 the family moved to the US with 250 dollars in his pocket. This decision was taken due to the fact that the parents saw their children’s future in the USA.
As it turned out, the roots of Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone is also from our country. So, the mother of the famous Rambo Jacqueline Stallone at the time, learned from the KGB that her family is directly linked with Odessa. Here was born and spent his youth grandmother Jacqueline rose Gitell Labovic. And at the end of the 18th century, she and her family moved to the States where she was born and mother of Sylvester, Jackie.
American actress and fashion designer born in capital of Ukraine. However, soon the family of Milla Jovovich from Kiev moved to Dnepropetrovsk, where the future star went to kindergarten. In 1980 the family moved to Britain, and later in the United States.
Grandmother and grandfather of the famous actor on the paternal side immigrated from the White Church in Chicago in the early 20th century, before the famous Jewish pogroms. In addition, it was revealed that Dustin Hoffman traces its family tree and among his relatives there, the Zaporozhye Cossacks.
The actress who played the role of girls of James bond, was born in Berdyansk. Olga Kurylenko in 17 years, went to France and enjoyed success in the modeling business. Mom stars — Marina Alyabusheva once told “Today” that movie about her daughter dreamed of for a long time, and the role of the bond girl predicts a brilliant career. “Mom, if I get this part, then all we can assume that it worked for me” — said Olga his mother.
The famous Hollywood film Director and producer Steven Spielberg (“memoirs of a geisha”, “the transformers,” “Men in black”) was also Ukrainian roots. “My grandparents and the paternal and maternal lines come from Ukraine. From them I got some idea about your country. It was felt in our home…” — he confessed in an interview. In 2006, Stephen came to Kyiv to present the film by Sergey Bukovsky “Spell your name”, the producer of which he is. “When I got off the plane, I immediately said, “I’m home!” – admitted Spielberg.
American actress Winona Ryder has roots in Kharkiv. The star admitted that wants to make a film about the Second world war and the lives of their Ukrainian relatives.
Well-known actor, Director and producer was born in new York, but also has Ukrainian roots. Grandfather stars on the paternal side in 1918 emigrated to the United States from Berdichev.
The actor was born in San Francisco in the family of the artist and of the actor, however, Schreiber’s grandfather on the maternal side hails from Ukraine.
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