The Most Beautiful Russian Women
The Most Beautiful Russian Women
When you see the term "Beautiful Russian Ladies", most likely what pops into your head are all the Russian women and mail order brides advertisements you see online.
(From what I can see, the Russian women dating services are extremely popular...LOL).
But the entertainment world is full of beautiful women that are Russian or of Russian descent.
Pamela Anderson...Russian ancestry on her mother's side.
Phoebe Cates... her maternal grandmother and father were of Russian Jewish origin.
Carol Kane...her grandparents emigrated from Russia.
Mila Kunis...born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Milla Jovovich...also born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, before 1991.
Gwyneth Paltrow...her father was of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish descent.
Winona Ryder...her paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia.
Nicole Scherzinger...her mother is Hawaiian and Russian.
Lesley Ann Warren...Her family was of Russian Jewish descent.
Natalie Wood...her parents were Russian immigrants.
And here are some more beautiful Russian woman that you may or may not have heard of...
Yes, actress Mila Kunis, who is famous for That '70s Show, being the voice of Meg Griffin on the Family Guy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Max Payne, The Book of Eli and Black Swan was born in Chernivtsi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union and when she was seven years old, she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California.
At the age of nine her father enrolled her in acting classes and that led her to meeting her agent Susan Curtis.
Susan (who is still her manager) got Mila work in print ads, commercials, and finally TV and movie work.
The young immigrant that was so upset by her move to the US that she cried herself to sleep at night has gone on to appear in over twenty films, fifteen TV shows and has won or been nominated for over thirty awards including eleven nominations for her role in Black Swan.
Mila Kunis at Amazon
Russian Pop and R&B singer, model, choreographer, TV and video producer Sasha Gradiva was born in Moscow.
When she was a teen, she was a professional figure skater.
Because her father was a pilot and her mother a flight attendant, Sasha was exposed to a larger variety of music than most kids her age because of her travels.
Sasha organized her first dance group at the age of fifteen, got the attention of music producer Yuri Aizenshpitz at the age of nineteen and released her first album and music video soon after.
Sasha got a lot of air-play on MTV Russia, and that lead to her starring in her own reality show in MTV Russia, Girl Power.
In spite of her tremendous success in the Russian music industry, she still hasn't won a MTV Russia Music Award.
Action adventure star and zombie killer extraordinaire Milla Jovovich was born on December 17th, 1975 also in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.
Milla's father was a pediatrician, and her mother was a Russian stage actress.
They moved to London in 1981, then to Sacramento and finally to Los Angeles.
Like Mila, Milla had a hard time adjusting to life in the US, being called names by other kids like "commie" and "spy".
She went through a rough patch as a teen, she got into the world of modeling and acting.
Milla made her acting debut in 1988, appearing in the film Two Moon Junction and on television in The Night Train to Kathmandu and Paradise.
She has gone on to appear in thirty films, though really not to a lot of critical acclaim.
Besides acting, Milla has a singing career.
She released the album The Divine Comedy and has collaborated with musicians such as Maynard James Keenan, of Tool and A Perfect Circle.
She even has demos that you can download for free from her website.
Former Women's Tennis Association Number 1 ranked player and three time Grand Slam singles champion Maria Sharapova was born on April 19th, 1987 in Nyagan in Siberia, Russia.
Besides tennis, Maria is a United Nations Development Project Goodwill Ambassador.
She was the most searched-for athlete on Yahoo! in both 2005 and 2008.
Retired Russian professional tennis player and model Anna Kournikova was born on June 7, 1981 in Moscow.
As a singles player, she reached WTA World No. 8 in the world in 2000, and as a doubles player, she has reached World No. 1 player, with Martina Hingis as her partner.
"Kournikova"is one of the most common search strings on the Internet search engine Google.
Russian model, actress and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova was born on February 28th, 1982 in Gorky, Russian SSR, Soviet Union.
Nnatalia enrolled in a modeling academy when she was fifteen, and by seventeen, she was living in Paris and signed with Viva Model Management.
Between 2006 and 2009, she was the seventh highest paid model in the world, coming in at around fifteen million in those three years.
Natalia married Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman in November 2001, but rumors of a divorce started floating around in 2010.
In June of 2011, they announced their final separation and she is currently in a relationship with Antoine Arnault, the head of communications for Louis Vuitton.
Fashion model Irina Shayk was born Irina Shaykhlislamova on January 6th, 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia.
Irina has appeared on the covers of Annabelle, Jalouse, Bolero and she has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue three times.
Irina made the cover of SI in 2011.
Russian model Natasha Poly was born Natalia Polevshchikova on July 12th, 1985 in Perm, Russia.
She has worked for brands like Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace.
Natasha is five foot, ten inches tall and her weight (or lack thereof) has been a point of contention.
Russian pop singer and model, Oksana Pochepa, was born on July 20th, 1984 in Rostov-on-Don.
She started her music career when she was thirteen.
Beautiful Ksenia Sukhinova was born on August 26th, 1987 in Nizhnevartovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.
This five foot, ten inch tall beauty not only won the title of Miss Russia in 2007, but she went on to win the 2008 Miss World beauty pageant.
(She missed the 2008 Miss Universe because of school work)
Russian model and beauty queen Sofia Rudieva won the Miss Russia 2009 beauty pageant.
She was born on November 15th, 1990 in Saint Petersburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.
When Sofia won the Miss Russia title, she donated most of the $100,000 prize money to charity for helping homeless animals.