Olga Kurylenko

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 former 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

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38 Responses

  1. Masterlord says:

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

  2. phaedra says:

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

  3. ann says:

    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.

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