Tag: Famous ukrainians

Snejana Onopka: the Diva Model

Snejana Onopka by Karim Sadli

Ukrainian models are worldwide known, they have been around the catwalks for years and most likely they will keep around there forever. As many other famous girls from Ukraine, she was spotted at a young age and from there the story begins. Snejana was born in 1986 and was spotted in 2001 at Kiev, by 2005 her model career boomed as she modeled for brands such as Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. From there on her career has moved around prestigious brands including others such as Calvin Klein, Louis Viton, Chanel, and others. As many other models, Snejana has been involved in several scandals concerning her weight. Some years ago during a Tv Show it was shown she weighted just 99 pounds (45 kilos). When she was interviewed and asked about her weight she replied “: I think, I’m natural thin, I’m not skinny. My mum is natural thin. I don’t think it’s a problem. Of course I really like a healthy look but I think I’m really healthy. I’m just natural thin.” An answer that went sort of viral and raised more criticism about her being anorexic. Nowadays she has gained some weight and looks as beautiful as always. …

The Bond Girl: Olga Kurylenko

Ukraine Women: Olga Kurylenko

The Ukrainian-French actress Olga Kurylenko is one of the top actresses in Holywood nowadays. Her career as a model and actress began back in 1993 when she was discovered in Russia and after a couple of years she moved to Paris to see her dreams become true. Since then Olga Kurylenko has been working with different model agencies. But the story doesn’t end there. Actually the name Olga Kurylenko is highly associated as “the action heroine” in several movies, and in the next years I’m sure we will keep hearing a lot about her. Who is Olga Kurylenko? Her complete name is Olga Kostyantynivna Kurylenko, she was born on the 14th of November 1979 at Berdyansk, Ukraine (back then part of the USSR). Her father is Ukrainian while her mother is Russian; overall she has Russian, Belarussian and Ukrainian roots. Her career as a model began when she was 14 and was spotted by a model agent in Moscow. She began working for Madison in Paris in 1996, and after a couple of years she had already worked for magazines like Vogue, Madame, Figaro and Elle. She has also worked as a model for Victoria’s Secret and Roberto Cavalli, and is …