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Sonya Chubenko (Greek: Σόνια Τσουμπένκο), born and raised on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine, is a gorgeous Greek fashion model, actress, breakdancer, writer, singer and political scientist. Sonya is a student of International and European Sciences in Panteion University. BiographySonya Chubenko was born on October 22, 1983 to a father who hails from Athens, Greece named George Harakas and a mother who hails from Russia, named Valentyna Chubenko. Her father is a highly-educated economist, while her mother is a former model and talanted fashion designer. She also has a cousin, hails from USA, three years her junior, Val Torkanievsky. From a very young age, she was into the artistic circle. At the age of 6, her parents gave her to the International Kids Theatre "Golden Key" to study acting skills and participate in the theatrical performances. Later she entered to school the Selvinsky Gymnasium where she studied the humanities. In 1999, at age 16, she participated in the local Crimean beauty contest Miss Spring Caprice 1999. In 2001 she moved to Greece to her parents and entered to Panteion University. Five years later, Sonya became the Best Lady of the Day in Ukraine on one of the Ukrainian Internet web portal. In autumn 2006 she started co-working with a famous Greek actor Gennadios Patsis ("To Kohili", "Nifes") who was giving her the lessons on theatrical speech and play in Piraeus Drama School. From 2005, Sonya started working with Greek model agencies and in 2007, Sonya was invited to play a small role in the Greek series "Maria, i Aschimi" as a French fashion house assistant.From 2001, still being in Ukraine, she opens a huge interest and love for hip hop culture. A cheerleader/dancer for a school team, Sonya participates with the local crew Mega Style Breakers but then very soon she leaves Ukraine. Her love to breaks becomes even more bigger, when, being yet in Greece, she finds Stammis Chris. A world famous B-boy from the Throw Down crew, manager and writer. He started training her in his school in Palio Faliro since autumn 2007. Facts: - Sonya speaks 4 mother languages: Russian, English, Greek and Ukrainian. - She has Asiatic heritage. - She was a bad kid in school. - Once a Greek famous producer suggested her to give up Rythm and Blues and become a Hard Rock star, on what Sonya answered "No, thank you." - There is a rumor that "some people would faint, if they see Sonya and Stammi dancing on the stage", what is perfectly clear that two bright scandalous personalities attract the audience (Taken from the web resources search).
Kristina Kots-Gotlib (Ukrainian: Христина Коц-Готліб); (born May 2, 1983 in Donetsk, Ukraine) was the Miss Ukraine Universe 2009.
Kristina was crowned Miss Ukraine Universe on February 29, 2009 and represented her country Ukraine at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant at the Bahamas on August 23, 2009.
She started her modeling career while studying at the Donetsk Trade and Economy Institute where she received her Masters Degree in International Economics.
Kots-Gotlib won the title and the crown for Miss Ukraine Universe 2009 as well as a Mercedes-Benz, a monthly stipend of $5,000 for a year, and a trip to Paris, France. Currently she is interested in dancing, playing soccer and she likes to disassemble home appliances.
Kristina has won dozens of local and national beauty contests, and also started her singing career in 2005 with the pop Ukrainian girl trio VIA-Gra (ВИА Гра).
Snejana Onopka (Ukrainian: Сніжана Онопко, born December 15, 1986) is a Ukrainian model. At the height of her career, she was known to be extremely thin, with a body mass index of just 14.6. She has somewhat gained weight since this period, which spanned from 2005-2008.
Onopka moved to the Ukraine capital, Kiev, in 2001. While there, she was spotted by a foreign scout at the age of 15 and thus began her career as a model.
In 2005, Steven Meisel photographs Onopka for the Prada and Dolce & Gabbana fall ad campaigns, sparking a booking frenzy thereafter and Snejana caught the eye of him, who photographed her for two covers of Italian Vogue and for whom she is a "muse." In sep 2005 she debuts by closing Marc by Marc Jacobs show in New York and also opens Dolce & Gabbana and Karl Lagerfeld show. In 2006 Steven Meisel photographs her for Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana ads, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot photographs her for Louis Vuitton and Juergen Teller photographs her for Yves Saint Laurent. In the same year she becomes the face of Lanvin, replacing Lily Donaldson. Onopka has also been on the cover of i-D, Numéro, Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Elle Ukraine, Akademia, CM, and the
Olha Kostyantynivna Kurylenko (Ukrainian: Ольга Костянтинівна Куриленко; 14 November 1979), better known as Olga Kurylenko, is a French actress and model. She rose to prominence for her roles as Nika Boronina in the movie adaptation of the video game Hitman (2007), and the Bond girl, Camille Montes, in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008). She became a French citizen in 2001.
Olga Kurylenko was born in Berdyansk, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union). Her father, Konstantin, is Ukrainian, and her mother, Marina Alyabusheva, is an art teacher of Russian and Belarusian descent, who was born in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.
When Kurylenko was three years old, her parents divorced, leaving her to be raised by her mother. Kurylenko rarely had contact with her father, meeting him for the first time when she was eight years old, and later again when she was 13.
Kurylenko was discovered by a female model scout while on vacation in Moscow at the age of 13. When she was 17, she signed a contract with the Paris-based Madison modeling agency. By the age of 18, she had appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle. While working as a model in Paris, Kurylenko supported her mother in
Elena Sergeyevna Berkova (Russian: Елена Сергеевна Беркова), born on 1 April 1985, in Murmansk, USSR, is a Russian ex-model, television presenter, singer and actress (including hardcore pornography acting).
In 2004, she joined the popular show Dom-2 on TV channel TNT.
In 2006 Elena appeared as a singer in a pop music girl group Min net!.
Karolina Miroslavivna Kuiek, (Ukrainian: Кароліна Мирославівна Куєк, alternate transliterations of the last name: Kuyek, Kuek), popularly known as Ani Lorak (Ukrainian: Ані Лорак), born 27 September 1978, Kitsman, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, is a famous Ukrainian pop singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and former UN Goodwill Ambassador. Having received Ukraine's most prestigious and honorary title, the People's Artist of Ukraine, Lorak has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential women in her country, as well as ranked one of the most beautiful women from Eastern Europe.
Lorak represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "Shady Lady" and came in 2nd place behind Dima Bilan from Russia. She came second in the Press Award Eurovision Song Contest and won the Artistic Award for her performance.
Karolina Kuiek developed the desire to become a singer as early as the age of four. She often performed at various school vocal competitions. In 1992, she took part in the popular contest 'Pervotsvit' and was the winner. It was here where she met her ex-producer Yuriy Falyosa. As a result, at the age of 14 she signed her first professional contract.
Nataliya Gotsiy (also spelled Gotsii) (Ukrainian: Наталія Гоцій; born July 10, 1985) is a Ukrainian fashion model. She was the winner of the Ford Supermodel of the World 2004 search.
Gotsiy has appeared on the cover of French Elle and Italian Marie Claire and modeled for Behnaz Sarafpour, Christian Lacroix, Diane von Furstenberg, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Adolfo Araiza and others.
After a long hiatus from the fashion industry and the birth of her first child, Nataliya has re-emerged in editorial work. She was seen in a very brief cameo in the casting video for the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, a company she worked for back in 2006. The appearance sparked speculation that she may be planning a comeback.
Amid rising concerns about underweight runway models and their influence on women's body image, pictures of models began to circulate throughout the news media around the world. Gotsiy became a target of this controversy. Pictures of her wearing a loose, ribcage and back revealing top from the Spring 2007 Guy Laroche runway show became prominent examples of underweight runway models that have
Anna Makhova (born December 7 1980) is a Ukrainian businesswoman and former Model. A classically-trained ballerina, Makhova was discovered by a casting agent in her hometown, Krivoy Rog, in 1999, and went on to appear in numerous commercials, for companies such as Nestlé, Noxema, and Pivdennyi Bank. Makhova had her first international break in Budapest, Hungary, in 2002, where she was the female host for the television game show Zsé. Makhova was then recruited by MBM, Inc. in Romania to become the face of its new salon chain, Backstage. Following this, Makhova started her own firm in Romania that helped companies establish themselves there, guiding their brand management and marketing efforts throughout the country. After selling her firm in late 2007, Makhova joined Portfolio Consulting, BT of Hungary in 2008.
Lyudmila Bikmullina (Ukrainian: Людмила Бікмулліна, Russian: Людмила Бикмуллина) is a model and student at Kharkiv National Pharmaceutical University who won the Miss Ukraine Universe 2007 title and the opportunity to represent Ukraine in the beauty pageant Miss Universe 2007 in Mexico. Bikmullina placed in the top fifteen, and became the second Ukrainian girl to do so.
Olga Fedori (born 17 March 1984) is a Ukrainian-born actress, who works in English language films and programmes. She is best known for playing Frieda Petrenko in the BBC medical drama Holby City, from 2010 to 2012.
Fedori graduated from Harvard University and won the 'Caroline Isenberg Acting Award' in 2004. In addition to being an actress, Fedori is an accomplished ballroom dancer and a singer. She competed as a member of the Harvard University Ballroom Dance Team throughout her college years.
Fedori appeared in The Adventure of Earthboy and Stargirl in the title role as Stargirl in 2006. In 2007, she appeared in British television shows Skins, in which she played Anka in the sixth episode and EastEnders, playing Anya Covalenco.
She appeared as the leading female character Scarlett in the short film Birdfeeder which premiered in Brighton on 2 May 2007.
On 21 June 2008 at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, her first feature Mum & Dad, in which she plays the lead–protagonist Lena, premiered at the Filmhouse.
She appears briefly in the 2010 movie The Wolfman, in which she plays Maleva's daughter.
She first appeared in the BBC One medical drama Holby City on 12 May 2010,
Kristina Korban is a performer, model and movie producer.
Kristina Korban was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Her parents brought her to the United States at the age of three.
Kristina Korban is an executive producer of Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!, a 2010 comedy film directed, written and produced by Evgeny Afineevsky which stars Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Pastore, John Lloyd Young, Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanch and Carmen Electra. Korban's song "This is Your Night" held the 24th position in the DJ Times Chart for January 9, 2012. Korban has also been on the cover of Nick Cannon's magazine Celebrity High. Kristina's Latest Single "this is your night" has charted number 17 on Music Weeks Commercial top 30 for the week 2-10-12
Miroslava Olegovna Karpovich (Ukrainian: Мирослава Олегівна Карпович, Russian: Мирослава Олеговна Карпович); March 1, 1986) is an Russian actress of Ukrainian origin. She is best known for her role as Maria Vasnetsova in "Daddy's Daughters".
Irina Zhuravskaya (born January 14, 1990 in Kiev, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian model who represented her country in the Miss World 2008 pageant, which took place on December 13, 2008, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She placed among the top 15 semi-finalists in the pageant.
She is a second-year student of Kyiv Pedagogical University, department of English language. For many years she has been dancing in the legendary ballet "Todes" by Alla Dukhova. At 18, she became a TV weather broadcaster.
As a model, Zhuravskaya has worked for the many notable Ukrainian designers and appeared in TV commercials and music videos. Zhuravskaya won the 2008 Miss Ukraine pageant, and received a crown worth $500,000 and the right to represent Ukraine at Miss World. Before that, she had already won titles as Vice-Miss of Miss Donbass Open 2007, Miss Internet and Miss Algora.
In 2008 she also won the title of Sexiest Woman Alive, a title given by the site GlobalBeauties to the most sexy contestant off all the Grand Slam pageants (Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth and Miss Tourism Queen International).
Oleksandra Nikolayenko-Ruffin (Ukrainian: Олександра Ніколаєнко; born 3 July 1981 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Ukrainian model and actress.
She studied at the Odessa National Law Academy, and worked for Savrox Models Agency in Odessa. She takes an active part in charitable projects. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English.
She holds the “Miss Odessa”, “Miss Ukraine South”, “Miss Ukraine”, “Miss Student”, “Miss Tourism-Europe”, “First vice-Miss Tourism-Planet”, “Miss American Dream” and “Miss Tourism International” titles. She was the 2004 Miss Ukraine Universe winner, and represented Ukraine at the Miss Universe 2004 in Ecuador. She has received more beauty awards than any other woman in Ukraine. She was invited to judge the Miss Universe 2005 finals in Thailand.
She married Phil Ruffin in 2008. She is currently the National Director Chairman of Miss Ukraine Universe.
She also designed the "Oleksandra Spa & Salon" at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Paradise, which is owned by her husband.
Valeria Lukyanova (Ukrainian: Валерія Лук'янова) is a Ukrainian model. She is best known for being proclaimed by the media as a human Barbie. A report from Inquisitr.com states "She has big glassy eyes, a tiny waist, straight platinum blonde hair and large breasts. She doesn’t have the exact measurements of the famous girl from Mattel, but in the real world, she comes as close as you can get."
Juliette Marquis (born Juliette Dudnik on April 16, 1980) is a Ukrainian born actress, model, and former ballerina.
She moved from Ukraine to Chicago, Illinois when she was 8. She started modeling when she was 14 and lived in Paris. She later moved to New York City where she wrote and acted in plays. In 2002 she moved to Los Angeles and soon after got her first movie role.
This Girl's Life, co-starring James Woods, Rosario Dawson, Kip Pardue and Michael Rapaport, brought Marquis to the attention of numerous critics, such as Roger Ebert's “…it’s of historical value, because it centers on the first performance of an actress who is going to be a big star.” Screen International’s “…Marquis is the epitome of a movie goddess exuding as much intelligence as sex appeal.” and Variety’s “…proves to be much more than a physical knockout.” She went on to win Best Newcomer Award at the Vegas Film Festival, and a Best Actress Award at the Film Festival Internationale di Milano 2005.
Following post production, Juliette was handed a script called "Chicks with Sticks", directed by Kari Scotland (L-Word, Liberty Stands Still). Juliette opted for the role of the street kid, hockey goalie. Filming in