Olga Kurylenko

by ethnic on February 2, 2009

Birth Name: Olga Konstantynivna Kurylenko

Place of Birth: Berdiansk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)

Date of Birth: 14 November, 1979

Ethnicity: Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian, possibly some Polish

Olga Kurylenko is an Ukrainian-born actress and model. She starred in the film Quantum of Solace as Nika Boronina.

Olga was born in Berdiansk, Ukraine, to a Russian mother, Marina Vitalievna Alyabusheva, and a Ukrainian father, Konstantin Kurylenko. She also has Belarusian ancestry. She lives in France and holds French citizenship.

Olga has a son with her partner, English actor, writer, and journalist Max Benitz.

On her mother’s side, Olga is the granddaughter of Vitaly Alyabushev and Raisa Vladimirovna.

Olga’s mother has said:

My great-grandmother Anna and grandmother Lena were very beautiful. The great-grandmother was a healer. She was Belarusian. She worked as housekeeper at the szlachta family Pudlovskiy. The owner seduced her. From owner was born my grandmother Lena. Pudlovskiy wanted to take her because he had no children of their own, but great-grandmother did not give.

Sources: http://www.telegraph.co.uk
http://au.news.yahoo.com

image via cinemafestival / Shutterstock.com

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Masterlord August 2, 2017 at 6:36 am

Quite typical slavic look id say, she could eventually pass a local woman in some parts of the Eurasian region

phaedra March 12, 2016 at 12:41 am

Exotic mix. Exotic looks. All rightful and appropriate for her beautiful looks.

Tyler February 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Pretty woman.

ann December 4, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Her mother is Marina Vitalievna Alyabusheva (the daughter of Vitaly Alyabushev and Raisa Vladimirovna). Marina stated: “My great-grandmother Anna and grandmother Lena were very beautiful. The great-grandmother was a healer. She was Belarusian. She worked as housekeeper at the szlachta family Pudlovskiy. The owner seduced her. From owner was born my grandmother Lena. Pudlovskiy wanted to take her because he had no children of their own, but great-grandmother did not give.” If it’s true, Olga also can be 1/8 Polish (approximately), but it can be just a family legend.

follers December 4, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Thank you. For the record, what is the link to where she said that?

ann December 5, 2015 at 1:46 am
follers December 5, 2015 at 2:47 am

Thank you.

cwm85 November 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

So pretty

marjanel November 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Sorry but in Quantum of Solace she plays a boliviano giros whose name is Camille Torres not Nika Boronina.She is Nika boronina in Hitman

hesh123 October 5, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Hollywood should utilize slavic women more often, Olga was the cutest bond girl ever.

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Beautiful! Great mix of Slavic and Turkic plus looks a lot like one of my relatives. X

M May 31, 2015 at 7:00 am

She is gorgeous. You can see the Asian in her.

deadite August 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

She is kinda exotic,she looks part asian

WTF August 17, 2014 at 5:27 am

i’ve seen white people with smaller eyes, doesn’t mean they look asian. she doesn’t look that exotic

Dogg November 27, 2014 at 7:35 am

She’s definitely Asian-admixed. A lot of Eastern Europeans have a bit of north Asian in them. Her Russian side is Siberian, so it’s even more likely she is admixed with Asian.

Jordan June 26, 2015 at 11:54 am

Ukrainians and Belarussians are not at all mixed with asians. Some russians, especially those in Siberia, have some asian blood.

lenkastyle January 6, 2014 at 3:47 am

Oh cmon! she look like a typical ukrainian-belarussian girl! here so many girl who are more beautiful then her. and she not asian she caucasians 100%!

aaa December 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Her look has a lot in common with Angelina Jolie and Mila Kunis

nnnnn May 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I must laugh, reading “recieved critisism from Russians….
BETRAYUNG (!!!!)”. Actually, ukrainean were always betrayals towards their russian “lords” She’s not especially talentet, not especially beautiful. Maybe her dad is some ukrainean politician, it must be a reason, why they support her and not
smb. else. (I’m a conspiracy theoretic)

Anya April 9, 2012 at 5:09 am

I think she has some Kazakh also.

DarellDianne April 9, 2012 at 4:56 am

She is really beautiful to be honest…

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I agree. Her and Mila Kunis both have this exotic look about them.

Moviebuff November 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I disagree.

In my opinion she does have faint hint/touch of something exotic in her background.

Yes she doesn’t fully look like a half asian/half white, but in certain camera angles she does seem to have something going on there, which makes her so beautiful and exotic looking.

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I think it’s just the fact that she’s Ukrainian. Irina Zhuravskaya, the Miss Ukraine of 2008, looks a lot like Olga, and she has the same exotic look to her.

nnnnn May 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm

You think, smb., besides of you know, the Miss Ukraine
of 2008? It’s seems, you fall in love with her, you post
her name at every page

loooooool July 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm

lol,she doesnt looks like asian at all, she s obviously fully slavic!!!!!!!!!!

dev December 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Americans think that typical European have blond hair and blue eyes and if not he should be mixed like they are.

Momo May 9, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I thought she was Chinese/White mix when I first saw her.

Lauren March 2, 2010 at 5:15 am

She is pretty.

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Yes. She is.

aps March 2, 2010 at 4:28 am

So slavic girl!:D

Anonymous January 1, 2010 at 6:04 am

She’s also Belarusian. Its on Wikipedia w/ a source.

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I did not know Olga also had Russian and Belarusian ancestry. I was under the impression that she was completely Ukrainian.

wtffff May 24, 2009 at 1:39 am

Russian Communists are homos

from Russia with love May 4, 2009 at 7:27 am

received criticism from Russian Communists ? what the hell is that supposed to mean ?? she was born in Ukraine, lived most of her life in France.. also, Russia is not a communist state since 1991, and most russians don’t give a crap about James Bond movies for crying out loud..

KD April 20, 2009 at 4:19 pm

No shes not Samoan, shes Russian.

trinity March 26, 2009 at 10:11 am

aye is she samoan?
cuz my freakin dada think she is:D

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Where on earth did you get Somoan from?

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