Worldwide Known Citizens of Berdiansk

Famous filmmaker Oleksandr Ianovskij, an author of such films as "Egorka" and "Place Under the Sun" was born in Berdiansk. He was shooting his films mostly on the Berdiansk Spit.

Olga Kurylenko

[] Ольга Куриленко

Olga Kurylenko was born and grew up in Berdiansk in a poor family together with her aunt, uncle, grandmother and cousin. Her parents divorced when she was three and she was raised by her single mother. At the age of 7 she learned to play piano, when she was 8, she studied English, attender the ballet classes. In 1992 she moved to Moscow together with her mother. At the age of 16 she moved to Paris and signed a contract with a model agency. Some time later they put her pictures on the cover of the famous magazines and she become a face of such famous companies as Lejaby, Bebe clothing, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein.
In 1999 Olga married her friend, a french photographer Cedric van Mol and become a citizen of France. 3 years late she divorced him. In 2006 she got married again. First movie experience and a year late she became worldwide popular starring in Paris, je t'aime. Later she played Bond girl Camille Montes in the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.
Kurylenko is a philanthropist noted for her work for the underprivileged, focusing on children in her native Ukraine.

Miroslava Karpovich

[] Мирослава Карпович

Born on March 1, 1986 in BerdianskUkrainian SSR, USSR. She is a Ukraine-born Russian movie, television and theatre actress, comedian, model. Most famous for role of Maria Vasnetsova in sitcom "Daddy's Daughters", where she has been playing since July 13, 2007. She spend her childhood in the countryside and now she likes to remember that times and the garden with cherry and apple trees. Since childhood she possessed a strong character, will, leader qualities and she usually gets what she wants.
She started to attend the model studio for children at the age of 8 and five years later she turned to the real model-star. In 1998 she signed her first contract with the russian model agency "Russian Silhouette" and work for famous brands like Calvin Klein and Centro. 
In 2006 she graduated Nemitovitch-Danchenko school-studio by the Moscow Art Theatre. 
She began acting in theatre and cinema. She became very well-known after role in sitcom "Father's Daughters".

Roman Bogdanov

[] Роман Богданов

Roman Bogdanow was born in Berdiansk on 17th of August 1978. He was a student of the Kyiv College of Circus and Musical Art, however he left his studying on the third year as he had to make his living. Interesting is the fact that Roman's classmate in College was another famous ukrainian show-man Andrii Danylko. They had a chance to work on the concert program together. Their cooperation was so productive that even after leaving the College they continued their favorite work. Since 2002 Roman is working in Danylko's theatre as a prime actor. He took part in many TV shows and in 2007 he moved to Moscow where was starrin in popular sitcom "Soldiers" and many others. He has a great number of fans who love Roman for his talent and interesting works. 

Lili Mei

[] Лілія Мей

Lili Mey was born on the 1st of September 1983 in Berdiansk. After finishing school she entered The Moscow State Academy of Choreography. In 2008 Lili graduated the Sydney Univercity and have got a degree of layer. A year later, in 2009 she graduated Australian Film Television and radio School in Sydney. The second lead in musical melodrama by Baz Luhrmann was her first experience in cinema. There she had a chance to work together with Nicole Kidman and Evan McGregor. In 2003 she starred in australian short film "Donkey". After crime drama "Traces" by Benjamin Flaxman, where Lili played a major role, she became a famous actress. Among that Lili starred in many russian sitcoms.

Alla Maslennikova

[] Алла Масленнікова

Alla Maslennikova was born in Berdiansk on the 1st of January 1970. After the Voronezh State Institute of Arts she became an actress in the Kyiv Academic Theatre of Drama and Comedy where she played a lot of roles. Among that she worked in Kyiv theatre "Actor". Also Alla has a long filmography.

Tatyana Nazarova

[] Тетяна Назарова

Tatyana Nazarova is soviet and ukrainian theatre and cinema actress, National actress of Russia and Ukraine, Honoured actress of the Lesya Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre in Kyiv. She was born of the 29th of November 1960 in Berdiansk. After graduating from the Kyiv Theatre Institut became an actress of the abovementioned theatre. In 1990 she was called a Honoured actress of Ukraine. Since 2004 she is Associated Professor of the National Science Academy of Ukraine.