Oksana Grigorieva

Grigorieva in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Oksana Petrovna Chernukha

Place of Birth: Saransk, Mordovian ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Date of Birth: 23 February, 1970

Ethnicity: Russian

Oksana Grigorieva is a Russian singer, songwriter, and pianist.

She is the daughter of Russian parents, Lyudmila Grigorieva and Petr Chernukha, who were music professors. Oksana was raised in Russia and Ukraine, and moved to London to continue her music studies. She has a son with her former partner, British actor Timothy Dalton; and a daughter with her former partner, Australian-American actor Mel Gibson.


Curious about ethnicity

16 Responses

  1. Morrigan Ni Boii says:

    She is of Nordic and Slavic descent.

  2. andrew says:

    a nobody…if you wanna know how to become a celeb u just have to date someone who is already famous, as Mel Gibson..

  3. nnnnn says:

    Sorry, but a name “Chenuckha” sounds like “Chanucka”.
    Is it a russian name? Russian names have always end “ov”?

    • ann says:

      Russian surnames are not only end in-ov, also-in,-skiy,-ik,-ka, -kha and others. -ov and -in just the most common. Her last name Chernukha is Russian, and also maybe can be Ukrainian, I’m not sure. This name comes from the Russian word for black – “cherniy”. In Russia has also used the word “chernukha” to mean “black humor”. The first person with that name in Russia was still in the 16th century. So it’s funny when people said that it was not Russian and Slavic surname, thus anything about it without knowing, and everything like that. In Russian a lot of different names, tired of these stereotypes.

  4. nnnnn says:

    I like her first name OXana

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