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Famous People – The Stars of Ukraine

There are many famous people in Ukraine who have a large following, not only in their own country, but also in other parts of the world. Their achievements may encompass a variety of fields but they are loved and celebrated by their people and fans across educational and cultural divides. Many famous people from Ukraine have worked really hard to reach their various accomplishments and some may have even used their various talents to take them from poverty to wealth in a relatively short time.

Ukrainians are passionate, hard-working individuals and as such, have managed to reach the top in many different fields. These may include athletics, art, theatre, literature, business, aeronautics, academics, politics, religion and war. There are also those whose claim to fame may have nothing to do with hard work and determination and more to do with natural abilities. Such is the case with Leonid Stadnik, the world’s tallest man. Leonid, a veterinarian, claims to measure in at 2.54 meters high – some 18 cm more than the current Guinness World Record holder – and some say he is still growing. Unfortunately, Leonid refuses to be measured, claiming that he does not want any publicity. The 200 kg man’s unusual growth is the result of a post-operative tumor on his pituitary gland which has resulted in large amounts of growth hormone being excreted.

Another famous Ukrainian is Milica Natasha Jovovic, better known as Milla Jovovich. Milla, who was born in Ukraine, has risen to fame as an American supermodel, actress, musician, singer and fashion designer. Most will recognize her from her movies which include ‘The Fifth Element’, ‘Joan of Arc’ and ‘Resident Evil’. There are many other famous people from Ukraine, but there are simply too many to mention here. We hope that you have enjoyed hearing about just two of Ukraine’s talented people.