Proud Of The Nation: Famous Belarusians - Part 3

... from modeling

Maryna Linchuk

As a high school student, Linchuk never dreamed of becoming a model, but been discovered at age of 16. In 2006 Linchuk signed with an agency in New York. She has appeared in advertisements for Versace, Donna Karan, Dior, Gap, H&M, Kenneth Cole, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana and Max Mara. Maryna Linchuk has also been featured on the covers of other international Vogue such as Italian, Russian, German, Japanese, Spanish, starred in Vogue US, Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.

Janice Dickinson

Initially notable as a model, she has been disputably described by herself and others as the first supermodel. One of the most successful models of the 1970s and 1980s, she also served as a judge on four cycles on America's Next Top Model beginning in 2003. She opened a modeling agency in 2005, which was documented in the reality television series The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.

Zhenya Katava

She was born and raised in Belarus. Primarily a runway model, she has walked the catwalk for some of the biggest names in fashion from Giorgio Armani to Dolce & Gabbana. She has also dabbled in print work, appearing in magazines like Elle Italia and Interview Russia. She has become a social media sensation, earning more than 250,000 just through her Instagram account.

... from cinematography

Louis B. Mayer

He was an Belarusian-Canadian-American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Mayer was skilled at developing star actors, including child actors, then placing them in consistently slick productions, such as musicals or comedies, for which MGM became famous. Under Mayer's management, MGM became the most prestigious film studio, accumulating the largest concentration of leading writers, directors and stars in Hollywood.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and film producer Bruce Paltrow. Her father was Jewish of Belarusian Ashkenazi origin whose ancestors lived in Minsk, Belarus. Paltrow has been the face of Estée Lauder's Pleasures perfume since 2005. She is also the face of American fashion brand Coach, owner of a lifestyle company, and author of two cookbooks.

Scarlett Johansson

She is an American actress, model and singer. Johansson is considered one of Hollywood's modern sex symbols, and has frequently appeared in published lists of the sexiest women in the world. As of July 2016, she is the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America, and tenth overall, with her films making over $3.3 billion. In 2016, she added another $1.2 billion to that box office record, being the highest grossing actor of the year.

Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow is an American actress, comedian and producer. She gained worldwide recognition for her ten season run as Phoebe Buffay in the television sitcom Friends, for which she received many accolades including an Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Kudrow was raised in a middle-class Jewish family. Her ancestors emigrated from Belarus and lived in the village of Ilya, in the Minsk area, and her great-grandmother was murdered in the Holocaust.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the Star Wars film series and as the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. In 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. As of 2016, the U.S. domestic box-office grosses of Ford's films total over US$4.7 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the highest-grossing U.S. domestic box-office star.

Kirk and Michael Douglas

Kirk Douglas and his son Michael Douglas have Belarusian ancestry. Kirk Douglas comes from the poor family, but he always knew that he want to be an actor. All in all his acting talents were noticed at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and they gave him a special scholarship. Kirk Douglas is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. He is No.17 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time. Michael Douglas is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won four Golden Globes, including Cecil B. DeMille Award, and two Academy Awards.

 

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