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The grandmother of Lisa Kudrow was called Grunya, the second name Nicole Scherzinger - Praskovya. The ancestors of Whoopi Goldberg come from Odessa. The descendants of Russian and Soviet immigrants have long settled in other countries, but many of them remember their origin.

Helen Mirren

The real name of the actress who played Elizabeth II in the film “Queen” is Elena Lidiya Vasilyevna Mironova. Helen Mirren’s grandfather Petr Vasilyevich Mironov emigrated from Russia to England during the 1917 revolution. His son Vasily Petrovich, Helen's father, changed his first and last name to the English version - Basil Mirren. The actress was born and raised in London, but she remembers Russian roots and comes to Moscow to visit relatives.

Gwyneth Paltrow

The ancestors of the famous actress - the Jewish family Paltrovich - come from Minsk. Great-grandfather Gwyneth was a rabbi. Paltrovich emigrated to America before the beginning of World War II and changed their surname to English-speaking - Paltrow. In 1943, the father of actress Bruce Paltrow was born in Brooklyn.

Amy Winehouse

Scientists from the UK recently found out that the ancestors of Amy Winehouse lived in Russia. Experts have discovered that Abraham Grandish, the singer's great-great-grandfather, indicated Russian origin in the archives. His family moved to live in England, where Fanny, Amy's great-grandmother, was born. Growing up, she married Benjamin Winehouse, his surname and worn singer.

Nicole Scherzinger

The full name of the actress and singer is Nicole Praskovya Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger. The grandmother of the former soloist Pussycat Dolls was born and raised in Vladivostok, and then moved to live in Hawaii. In her honor, the actress was given a second name - Praskovya. Nicole Scherzinger loves Russian culture, and relatives and friends often call her Pasha.

Liv tyler

The great-grandmother of the actress once emigrated to America from Russia. Liv's father, the lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler spoke about the Ukrainian roots of the family: the maternal grandfather Felix Chernyshevich changed his last name to Blanche. In 1999, Liv Tyler played the role of Tatiana Larina in the film “Onegin” based on the novel by A.S. Pushkin.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is a descendant of Odessa Jews on the maternal line. One of the most titled actresses in Hollywood was born in Chelsea, New York, in the family of a priest and a nurse. Whoopi Goldberg's real name is Karin Elaine Johnson. At the beginning of her career, the actress took on herself a bright pseudonym, where Goldberg is the surname of her great-grandmother from Odessa, Whoopi.

Lisa kudrow

Granny actress called Grunya. The ancestors of Liza Kudrow, who became famous for playing the role of Fibby Buffe in the TV series "Friends", originally from the village of Ilya in Belarus. In the early 1920s, the paternal grandmother and her family emigrated from the USSR to America, to Brooklyn, where the future celebrity’s father was born and raised.

Winona rider

The full name of the actress is Winona Laura Horowitz. However, the real family name is Tomchiny. The father of the actress, Michael Horowitz - a descendant of Jewish migrants from Kharkov. Grandmother and grandfather Winona Ryder left Russia for America. The US Migration Service confused the family name and issued documents for someone else's - Horowitz. The actress remembers her origin and speaks Russian a little. Brother Winona Ryder's parents named Yuri after Gagarin.

Natalie Portman

The parents of the famous actress are Jews from Chisinau, and her real name is Hershlag. Natalie's family left Moldova for Israel, and then emigrated to America. Neta-Lee Hershlag was born in Jerusalem. Portman, the stage name, is the maiden name of the Jewish-Russian grandmother of the actress.

Mila Kunis

Future American actress Milena Markovna Kunis was born in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi. Mila's parents emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States when the girl was seven years old. At that time, Mila did not speak English and was very upset about moving to America.

According to the materials https://pink.rbc.ru/impressions/5bd97d599a7947f88abfdfb3

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