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Leonardo DiCaprio and his blondes

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio and his blondes.
Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles (USA) on November 11, 1974.
Well, the whole world already knows that Mr. DiCaprio prefers blonde supermodels, moreover, very similar to each other.
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Natasha Verushka – Sword Swallower

Natasha Verushka - Sword Swallower

Natasha Verushka – Sword Swallower

Natasha Verushka is a gorgeous woman. She is a Belly dancer and the world’s only female sword swallower, two time Guinness world record holder and five time SSAI (sword swallowers association international) World Record holder.
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Victoria Tolstoy – Swedish jazz singer

Victoria Tolstoy

Viktoria by Joerg Grosse Geldermann. 2008

Victoria Tolstoy is a Swedish jazz singer.
Victoria, the daughter of musician Erik Kjellberg and great-great-granddaughter of the famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, was born on July 29, 1974 in Sigtuna, Sweden.
Victoria’s father was a professor of music at the University of Uppsala.
When the future singer was 16 years old, her father played jazz on the piano. It was Lover Man by the great Billie Holiday. The girl understood that jazz was her destiny.
Victoria became popular in Europe in 1994, when her first CD – Smile, Love and Spices was realized. Critics and listeners were delighted with the charm and singing of 19 -year-old girl. Her great source of inspiration was her father who also wrote some of the songs.
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Anton Yelchin – Hollywood star from Russia

Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin is an American actor of Russian origin, whose parents went to America when he was only 6 months.
According to the magazine Hollywood Life, Yelchin became the brightest young actor in 2005. Anton was one of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People 2009.
According to legend, Anthony Hopkins, Anton’s partner on the television series «Huff», presented him with a book on acting by Stanislavsky with the caption “Reading it is no longer necessary for you!”
Anton was born on March 11, 1989 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) into the family of figure skaters.
Since early childhood Anton has decided to become an actor. Yelchin began acting at age 10. He made his debut appearing as Robbie Edelstein in the medical drama “ER”. Anton, like most child actors, dreamed of playing Harry Potter. But only native Englishman could play the role.
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Helen Mirren, successful actress

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren is one of the best known and most respected actresses with an international career, who has won an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.
She is the only actress ever to have portrayed both Queens of England, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II, on the screen.
Helen was appointed a Dame of the British Empire in 2003. Mirren was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2013. There is her waxwork at Madame Tussauds London.
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Alexander Liberman, Russian tsar of New York

Alexander Liberman

Alexander Liberman, Russian tsar of New York (photo: November 8, 1965)

‘Creativity without waste is impossible’ — Alexander Liberman

Alexander Liberman was a prominent representative of the American intelligentsia, Russian emigre, who changed the pop culture of the twentieth century; the king and god of the publishing house Cond? Nast.
The Russian-American magazine editor, publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor was born on September 4, 1912.
In 1921, the Libermans fled from Moscow.
Young Liberman was educated in Russia, England, and France. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Sorbonne in Paris and architecture at the School of Fine Arts in London.
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