11 Soviet Born Females Who Are Excelling in Movies, Filmmaking, Singing and Business

Though for now, the once proud Soviet Union may no longer exist, it has given birth to many great women who are contributing to Hollywood and the world.
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Milla Jovovich
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, Ultraviolet, and the Resident Evil franchise. Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich was born on December 17...
“ Milla was born in Ukrainian while it was part of Soviet Union. She is an actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer, public figure and a mother. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
2.
Maria Sharapova
Self, Wimbledon
Maria started hitting tennis balls at the age of four. At the age of six, Maria Sharapova participated in a exhibition in Moscow that featured Martina Navratilova. So, at the age of nine, she began training at Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy located in Bradenton, Florida, USA. Therefore, during those two years...
“ Maria was born in Nyagan, Tyumen Oblast. Russia. She is a great tennis Champion. In 2004, Maria won the women's Wimbledon championship. She has appeared on many TV shows through the world. In the 2012 Olympics, Maria won the Silver Medal for her native country of Russia. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
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Mila Kunis
Actress, Black Swan
The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born 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. After attending one semester of college between gigs...
“ Mila was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine while it was part of the Soviet union. She is best know for her role as Jackie on That '70s Show. In 2010, Mila started in the Oscar winning movie Black Swan. She has one several movie awards. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
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“ Dina was born in Smolensk, Russia. She was nominated in 2012 for the Nobel Peace Prize along with fellow Russian actress Chuplan Khamatova for their work to raise funds for life-saving treatments for children with life-threatening conditions.
She has been called the Russian Julia Roberts because of her stunning beauty. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
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Chulpan Khamatova
Chulpan Khamatova (her name means the Morning Star in Tatar language) was born Chulpan Nailyevna Khamatova on October 1, 1975, in Kazan, Tatarstan Republic, Russia. She is an ethnic Tatar. Her mother, named Marina Galimullovna Khamatova, is an engineer. Her father, named Nail Khamatov, is also an engineer and a managing director of a firm in Tatarstan, Russia...
“ Chulpan was born in Kazan, Russia. In 2012 along with fellow Russian actress Dina Korzun, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Chulpan Khamatova became one of the most celebrated young actresses of Russian theatre and cinema. She was designated the title of Honorable artist of Russia. In 2004 Khamatova was awarded the State Prize by the Russian president Vladimir Putin for her achievements in acting. She has been a permanent member of Sovremennik Theatre in Moscow under directorship of Galina Volchek. Her stage and film partners has been such actors as Sergey Shakurov, Dina Korzun, Valentin Gaft, Inna Churikova, Sergey Garmash, Marina Neyolova, Elena Yakovleva and other notable Russian actors. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
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“ Anna was born in Volgograd, Russia. She has been branded by the USA Media as; The Russian Spy. Anna was made several TV appearances in Russia. As well as in fashion shows.
There is a Facebook group; Anna Chapman which is dedicated to her https://www.facebook.com/groups/204637686213544/
Presently, Anna is one of Russia's busiest celebrities, as a TV host, writer and an entrepreneur. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
7.
Irina Alfyorova
Actress, Love Stories
Irina Alferova was born on March 13, 1951, in Novosibirsk (USSR). She made her cinematic debut as a student of the State Institute of Theater Arts (GITIS). In 1972, after graduation, she was invited to play Dasha into the television series "The Road to Calvary" (1973-1977), where she had enormous success...
“ Irina was born in Novosibirsk, Russia. In the cinema she made a debut being the student of theatrical institute. In 1972 after the end of the institute of theatrical skill she was invited to play Dasha into the television series "Khozhdenie po mukam"(1973-1977), where she had enormous success. In 1976 she was enrolled into the company of the theater "Leninist komsomol" in Moscow, where she were introduced to her future husband by actor Aleksandr Abdulov, with whom she lived without for fifteen years. She continued actively to work in the cinema, and followed with a role in the military drama "Chernaya bereza" (1977), the fairy tale "Osenniye kolokola" (1978), musical "D'Artanyan i tri mushketyora" (1979, TV). ” - racheltepessharkey
 
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“ Lena was born in Moscow, Russia. Her birth first name is Elena. She along with Yulia Volkova were known as the musical group t.A.T.u. Together her and Yulia produced many hit songs; All the Things She Said, All About Us, Not Gonna Get Us.
Lena is now performing as a solo act. She has several hits songs of her own; Never Forget, Waiting, Lost in This Dance. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
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“ Julia was born in Moscow, Russia. She along with Lena Katrina were known as the music duo t.A.T.u. In 2011, Julia starred as herself in the movie You and I. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
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“ Rakhil was born in Moscow, Russia before the collapse of the Soviet Union. When she was less than a year old, her parents left Russia and settled in Ithaca, NY.
Rakhil always wanted to act and model. Her first job involving movies was in the featured film; My One and Only.
In January 2012, she graduated film school and started her own movie production company called; RDTS Productions.
On November 4, 2012, her company became the #1 film company in Russia. And has been #1 since that date. To add to her accomplishment, Rakhil is only 20.
Rakhil is also the drummer for the rock/metal group; Creatures of the Night. ” - racheltepessharkey
 
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Veronika Vernadskaya
Veronika Vladimirovna Vernadskaya (born 7 May 1995, Moscow) is a Russian actress known for her roles in the Russian-American film "The Darkest Hour" and the film "Mukha". Educated at the Theatre of the Young Muscovites on Sparrow Hills and the Moscow Art Theatre School, Vernadskaya started her career in Russian television series and is trilingual, speaking Russian, French and English.
“ Was born Veronika Vladimirovna Vernadskaya on May 7, '95 in Moscow, Russia. Best known for The Darkest Hour. ” - racheltepessharkey