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


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1. 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 ...

2. Margarita Levieva

Actress | Adventureland

Margarita Levieva is an American actress. Born in the Soviet Union. Levieva, was born in Leningrad, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, (now Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). At the age of three, she began the rigorous training program of a competitive rhythmic gymnast. Levieva ...

3. Greta Onieogou

Actress | Fever Pitch

Greta Onieogou was born on March 14, 1991 in St. Petersburg, Russia as Greta Adah Onieogou. She is an actress, known for Fever Pitch (2005), Miss Sloane (2016) and Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters (2015).

4. Yul Brynner

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Exotic leading man of American films, famed as much for his completely bald head as for his performances, Yul Brynner masked much of his life in mystery and outright lies designed to tease people he considered gullible. It was not until the publication of the books "Yul: The Man Who Would Be King" ...

5. 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.

6. Olga Fonda

Actress | Real Steel

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 ...

7. 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. ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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).

10. 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 ...

11. 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).

12. 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).

13. 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 ...

14. Svetlana Khodchenkova

Actress | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, known for her roles in Blagoslovite zhenshchinu (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 ...

15. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

16. Maria Ouspenskaya

Actress | Dodsworth

The daughter of a lawyer, Ouspenskaya studied singing at the Warsaw Conservatory and acting at Adasheff's School of the Drama in Moscow. She received her practical training as an actress touring in the Russian provinces. She later joined the Moscow Art Theatre. It was here that she first worked ...

17. Yuliya Snigir

Actress | A Good Day to Die Hard

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 ...

18. 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 Syostry (2001). She has been married to Archil Gelovani since 2012. They have two children. She was previously ...

19. 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 ...

20. Armin Mueller-Stahl

Actor | Eastern Promises

Armin Mueller-Stahl was born on December 17, 1930 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Shine (1996) and The International (2009). He has been married to Gabriele Scholz since 1973. They have one child. He was previously married to Monika ...

21. Emilia Schüle

Actress | Freche Mädchen

Emilia Schüle was born on November 28, 1992 in Blagoveshchensk, Russia. She is an actress, known for Freche Mädchen (2008), Tatort (1970) and High Society (2017).

22. Felix Bressart

Actor | The Shop Around the Corner

With his lanky frame, big nose, toothbrush moustache and horn-rimmed glasses he looked like someone had decided to cross Groucho Marx with Albert Einstein. The perennial scene-stealer Felix Bressart had two distinct careers as a comic actor: an earlier one, on stage and screen in his native Germany...

23. George Gaynes

Actor | Tootsie

George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...

24. 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, ...

25. Maria Lark

Actress | Medium

Maria Lark was born on June 20, 1997 in Siberia, Russia. She is an actress, known for Medium (2005), Medium Season 4: Joe's Crayon Dream (2008) and Medium Season 4: Introducing Cynthia Keener (2008).

26. 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 "...

27. Valeri Bure

Self | Battle of the Blades

Valeri Bure was born on June 13, 1974 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR as Valerí Vladimirovich Bure. He has been married to Candace Cameron Bure since June 22, 1996. They have three children.

28. Andrey Zvyagintsev

Director | Leviafan

Andrei Zvyagintsev is a Russian filmmaker and was born on Feb.6, 1964 in the northern 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 - ...

29. Irina Starshenbaum

Actress | Prityazhenie

Irina Starshenbaum was born on March 30, 1992 in Moscow, Russia as Irina Vladimirovna Starshenbaum. She is an actress, known for Attraction (2017), Ice (2018) and T-34 (2018).

30. Alina Lanina

Actress | Zashchitniki

Alina Lanina was born on March 3, 1989 in Sverdlovsk, Sverdlovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Alina Aleksandrovna Kiziyarova. She is an actress, known for Guardians (2017), Kukhnya (2012) and Sled (2007).

31. 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 America to pursue his acting career in the United States. ...

32. Isolda Dychauk

Actress | Faust

Isolda Dychauk was born in Surgut, Western Siberia on February 4th, 1993. Her first high-profile film was the lead role in Faust (2011), directed by Russian auteur Aleksandr Sokurov, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Following the film's success, she was cast in her first ...

33. 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).

34. 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.

35. 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 ...

36. Ania Bukstein

Actress | Kfulim

Ania Bukstein is an Israeli actress, singer, song-writer, pianist and voice actress. She was born in 1982 in Moscow, USSR, to Jewish parents. As a child in Moscow, she studied classical piano. Her family immigrated to Israel in the early 1990s. She began her acting career at age 12, appearing in ...

37. Yuri Kolokolnikov

Actor | The Transporter Refueled

Yuri Kolokolnikov was born on December 15, 1980 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Yuriy Andreevich Kolokolnikov. He is an actor and producer, known for The Transporter Refueled (2015), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) and Intimnye mesta (2013).

38. 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 ...

39. Alyona Chekhova

Actress | Dead Trigger

Alyona Chekhova was born on June 6, 1988 in Kuybyshev, Kuybyshevskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Alyona Antonovna Chekhova. She is an actress, known for Dead Trigger (2017), I Am Dragon (2015) and V sporte tolko devushki (2014).

40. Maria Sharapova

Actress | Ocean's Eight

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 ...

41. Natalie Gal

Actress | Life on Mars

Natalie Gal is an American actress and model. She was born in 1989 in the family of an opera singer and a poet. Natalie started studying ballet, gymnastics, arts, along with playing piano, singing, and performing in a theatre at the age of 6. She is often compared to a young Angelina Jolie, ...

42. Evgenia Brik

Actress | Stilyagi

Evgenia Brik was born on September 3, 1981 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Evgeniya Vladimirovna Brik. She is an actress, known for Hipsters (2008), Geograf globus propil (2013) and Tiski (2007). She has been married to Valeriy Todorovskiy since 2006. They have one child.

43. 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).

44. Konstantin Khabenskiy

Actor | Dnevnoy dozor

Konstantin Khabenskiy is a Russian actor known in the West for his working the horror flicks Nochnoy dozor (2004) and Dnevnoy dozor (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. Richard Marner

Actor | The Sum of All Fears

A Russian-born stage and screen actor who usually plays a military man in lots of spy thrillers and war films, Alexander Molchanoff was born in Petrograd in 1921. He was the eldest son of Colonel Paul Molchanoff, of the Semionovsky regiment. In 1924 his family left Russia via Finland and Germany ...

46. Nikita Mikhalkov

Actor | 12

Nikita Mikhalkov is the son of the famous communist poet Sergey Mikhalkov, who wrote the lyrics of the Soviet national anthem and had strong connections to the Communist Party. Nikita Mikhalkov's mother, Natalya Petrovna Konchalovskaya, was also a poet and daughter of famous painter Pyotr Petrovich...

47. Anna Kournikova

Actress | Me, Myself & Irene

Anna Kournikova was born on 7 June 1981 in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 7, her father began teaching her how to play tennis. Anna practiced everyday. When she was a teenager, she was entered in her first tennis competition. For her looks, Anna became known as the "Britney Spears of Tennis". In ...

48. Alex Sparrow

Actor | Papa

Russian actor, singer, musician and winner of Russian "X-factor" and "Dancing with the stars" is Russia's rising star. His skills have brought him to the point of signing a contract with world famous music producer - RedOne - with major hits for Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, JLo and many ...

49. Tom Conway

Actor | Cat People

Tom Conway played "The Falcon" in ten of that series' entries. He starred in three Val Lewton horror classics. He appeared in comedies, musicals, two Tarzan films and even science fiction films.

He was early television's Detective Mark Saber, but Conway will probably be best remembered as George ...

50. Alexis Raben

Actress | Krypton

Alexis Raben was born on August 25, 1980 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Krypton (2018), The Invasion (2007) and Miss March (2009). She has been married to Miguel Sapochnik since 2006.


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