Canadian people of Russian descent

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  1. Pamela Anderson

    Pamela Anderson


    Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-American actress. In addition to her acting career, she is also a model, producer, author, activist and a former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V.I.P.. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990. For a time, she was known as Pamela Anderson Lee (or Pamela Lee) after marrying Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. Anderson is a member of the animal rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting veganism through the animal welfarist organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2006, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

  2. Melyssa Ford

    Melyssa Ford


    Melyssa Savannah Ford (born November 7, 1976) is a Canadian hip hop model and actress. She attended York University and studied in the field of forensic psychology. Ford's father is Afro-Barbadian and her mother is Russian and Norwegian. She is often referred to as Jessica Rabbit, an animation character whose sinuous figure Ford's is said to resemble.

  3. k.d. lang

    k.d. lang


    Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.

  4. Coco Rocha

    Coco Rocha


    Coco Rocha (born Mikhaila Rocha; September 10, 1988) is a Canadian model.

  5. Ksenia Solo

    Ksenia Solo


    Ksenia Solo (born 8 October 1987) is a Latvian-Canadian actress, best known for portraying Kenzi on Lost Girl.

  6. Niall Matter

    Niall Matter


    Niall Matter (pronounced May-ter), born October 20, 1980, is a Canadian actor, known for his roles as Zane Donovan in the Syfy original series Eureka and Evan Cross in the Space series Primeval: New World. In 2015 he joined the cast of Global's medical drama Remedy in the role of ER Resident Dr. Peter Cutler.

  7. Jessica Parker Kennedy

    Jessica Parker Kennedy


    Jessica Parker Kennedy (born October 3, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She played Melissa on the CW series The Secret Circle, and has also appeared on the TV series Smallville, Undercovers, and Kaya. She is currently starring in the Starz original series Black Sails.

  8. Victor Garber

    Victor Garber


    Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. He is known for playing Jesus in Godspell, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's Titanic and as Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor in Argo. He currently guest stars as Dr. Martin Stein on The Flash and will appear as a regular on Legends of Tomorrow.

  9. Sarah Polley

    Sarah Polley


    Sarah E. Polley OC (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress and film director. Polley first attained notice in her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series Road to Avonlea. She has also starred in such films as Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dawn of the Dead, Splice, and Mr. Nobody.

  10. Natalie Glebova

    Natalie Glebova


    Natalie Glebova (Russian: Наталья Владимировна Глебова, born November 11, 1981) is a Russian-Canadian writer, dancer, model, TV Host and beauty queen who won Miss Universe Canada 2005 and later that year won Miss Universe 2005 in Thailand.

  11. Tyler Mane

    Tyler Mane


    Daryl Karolat (born December 8, 1966) is a Canadian actor and former professional wrestler, better known by the name Tyler Mane. He is known for playing Sabretooth in X-Men, Ajax in Troy and Michael Myers in the remake of Halloween and its sequel, Halloween II.

  12. Anais Granofsky

    Anais Granofsky


    Anais Granofsky (born May 14, 1973) is a Canadian actress, screenwriter, producer and director. She is best known for portraying Lucy Fernandez in the Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High series.

  13. Duncan Regehr

    Duncan Regehr


    Duncan Peter Regehr (born October 5, 1952) is a Canadian writer, multi-media artist, and film and television actor. He has also been a figure skater, an Olympic boxing contender, and a classically trained Shakespearean stage actor in his native Canada, before heading to Hollywood in 1980. He is perhaps best known as Zorro in The Family Channel's television series based upon Johnston McCulley's classic hero, and from his many roles in multiple television incarnations of Star Trek.

  14. Claire Boucher

    Claire Boucher


    Claire Elise Boucher (born March 17, 1988), better known by her stage name Grimes, is a Canadian producer, artist, musician, singer, songwriter and music video director. Born and raised in Vancouver, Grimes began recording experimental music while attending McGill University in Montréal, where she became involved with the underground music scene.

  15. Elena Semikina

    Elena Semikina


    Elena Semikina (born September 8, 1984) is a Russian-Canadian actress, model and documentary film producer. She was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, on June 14, 2010. She represented Canada at the Miss Universe 2010 beauty pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 23, 2010. Semikina studied Marketing and Finance at York University's undergraduate Business program in Toronto. Elena is currently an executive producer at Film House Inc.

  16. Nadia Litz

    Nadia Litz


    Nadia Litz (born December 26, 1976) is a Canadian actress and director.

  17. Harvey Atkin

    Harvey Atkin


    Harvey Atkin (born 18 December 1942, Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor and voice actor who has worked in feature films and television. He has also done voice-overs, and has voiced animations.

  18. Inga Skaya

    Inga Skaya


    Inga Skaya (born Ingeborg Berdichevsky on January 7, 1986 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian-Canadian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2007 on March 4, 2007. She was raised in Toronto, Ontario for most of her life.

  19. Lionel Blair

    Lionel Blair


    Lionel Blair (born Henry Lionel Ogus; 12 December 1931) is a British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter.

  20. Andrei Rogozine

    Andrei Rogozine


    Andrei Rogozine (Russian: Андрей Рогозин; born 29 January 1993) is a Canadian figure skater. He is the 2011 World Junior champion, 2010 JGP Final bronze medalist, and 2013 Canadian national bronze medalist.

  21. Michael Ondaatje

    Michael Ondaatje


    Philip Michael Ondaatje, OC (/ɒnˈdɑː/; born 12 September 1943), is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet. He won the Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient (1992), which was adapted as the 1996 film of the same name.

  22. Saul Bellow

    Saul Bellow


    Saul Bellow (10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the National Book Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.

  23. Igor Gouzenko

    Igor Gouzenko


    Igor Sergeyevich Gouzenko (Russian: Игорь Сергеевич Гузенко Ukrainian: Ігор Сергійович Гузенко January 13, 1919 – June 28, 1982) was a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. He defected on September 5, 1945, with 109 documents on Soviet espionage activities in the West. This forced Prime Minister Mackenzie King to call a Royal Commission to investigate espionage in Canada.

  24. Bobbie Rosenfeld

    Bobbie Rosenfeld


    Fanny "Bobbie" Rosenfeld (December 28, 1904 — November 14, 1969) was a Canadian athlete, who won a gold medal for the 400 metre relay and a silver medal for the 100 metre at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. She was called the "best Canadian female athlete of the half-century" and a star at basketball, hockey, softball, and tennis. She was named Canada's Female Athlete of the First Half-Century (1900–1950). She also was called Bobbie for her "bobbed" haircut. The Bobbie Rosenfeld Award is named in her honour. She was also inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

  25. Jessica Trisko

    Jessica Trisko


    Jessica Nicole Darden née Trisko (born 1984) is an academic and activist from Vancouver, British Columbia.

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