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July 15, 2011

Mila Kunis: A Nice Girl from Chernivtsi?

Filed under: society — Tags: , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 2:45 pm

Mila Kunis endeared herself to at least some conservatives with her comment on casual sex:

GQ: Your new movie is called Friends with Benefits. Ever been in one of those relationships?

Mila Kunis: Oy. I haven’t, but I can give you my stance on it: It’s like communism—good in theory, in execution it fails. Friends of mine have done it, and it never ends well. Why do people put themselves through that torture?

David Swindle further quipped:

And this is Kunis’s SECOND thing she’s done this week to get on conservatives’ good side. Earlier she accepted an invitation to the Marines Ball.

Now she comes out both against promiscuity AND communism in one sentence.

What’s she going to do next? Come out as a Tea Partier?

Mila Kunis hot

Is that what brings traffic on a Friday?

Since Mila Kunis is Russian Jewish, who knows?  She was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine (small town, never been there) and came to the United States at age seven.  Old enough to remember the Soviet Union in its final days.  The bit about communism is probably something she heard from her family.  If she’s on the hawkish side, that’s probably from her family too.

Mila Kunis hot

Beautiful eyes...



  1. I heard she changed her mind on going to the marine’s ball. The Beatles were right about Ukrainian women… Milla Jovovich is pretty, too and I dated a girl from Odessa once who was very cute.

    Comment by Harrison — July 15, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

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  3. I am usually pretty good at discerning one’s nationality, I have to admit, I never thought Mila was Ukrainian. I figured she was Armenian or something, but I guess that ain’t too far from the Ukraine. Anyhoo, I have always like Mila and it is good to know she is one of the few in Hollywood that has some sense. =)

    Comment by fleeceme — July 16, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    • In Soviet Union (or Ukraine, or pretty much anywhere in Europe) her nationality wouldn’t be Ukrainian, she’d be Jewish. She might be part Ukrainian; most of us Jews are part something else.
      …I can’t promise that she’s conservative, btw, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she is.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — July 16, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

      • Ukranians don’t like Jews. Well, neither do Russians. In the USSR I think nationality was “Jewish” on the passports.

        Comment by Harrison — July 16, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

      • Most Jews are part something else? Jews are one of the least mixed ethnic groups on the planet. That’s why Tay-sachs and other diseases develop. (I’m not talking about the children of intermarriage in the last 70 years in the U.S., I mean before that, the last couple centuries, and so on).

        Comment by dee — July 21, 2011 @ 1:30 am

        • I think you need to visit Israel, Dee. There are blond Jew, black Jews, white Jews with afros, Indian Jews who look Indian, Chinese Jews who look Chinese (from China, not from American Jews marrying Asian women), etc. You average Ashkenazim will look very different from Sefardic. In the US, where the great majority of Jews are descendants of European Jewry, there are blond Jews and dark-haired Jews, and they all look very different from, say, Iraqis. There were periods of history when Jews intermarried and periods of history when we didn’t. There were also times when we proselytized. Y-chromosomes of Jewish men from different continents look nearly identical, but mitochondrial DNA of Jewish women looks like nothing in particular. From that the scientists concluded that Jewish communities around the world were founded by Jewish men who married and converted local women.
          European Jewish community does descend from a small number of people, and was plagued by TB, which was probably the reason why Jewish genetic diseases emerged.

          Comment by edge of the sandbox — July 21, 2011 @ 9:06 am

        • I’m aware of the Jewish communities across the world. What I meant was that Ashkenazi Jews, for example, are among the world’s least mixed people, as DNA tests have shown (compared to, say, Norwegians or the Portuguese). I don’t see why the co-existence of blond Jews and brunette Jews disproves that. Conan O’Brien and Colin Farrell are the exact same ethnicity, too, and they couldn’t look more different.

          Comment by deena — September 2, 2011 @ 2:56 am

          • In Ukraine Jews are not considered as nationality.. they are citizens of Ukraine. It was many years ago when Ukraine was occupied by Soviet (Russian as a fact) empire and according to Soviet rules Jews were national group. Kunis makes up stories for no apparent reason. She lies about anti semitism in Chernivtsi as well as disparages the city. It seems she does it on a purpose as a part of world campaign of vilifying Ukraine

            Comment by igortchernowitzer — November 29, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

          • And why would she want to do that?
            Hmm… anti-Semitism in Ukraine is alive and well. Please. It’s not some sort alien Soviet-imposed phenomena. Never was.

            Comment by edge of the sandbox — November 29, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

          • Didn’t bother to give a more involved answer at the time, but anti-semitism in Ukraine is real. Granted, Chernovtsi is not the hotbed of it. Neo-nazi Svoboda party got nearly 40% in Lviv and is now the dominant party in the 3 westernmost regions. They propose returning “nationality” into Ukrainian passports, a Soviet practice.

            Comment by edge of the sandbox — February 6, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    • Armenia is about 2000 km from Chernivtsi, I think that’s quite far. It doesn’t hurt to take a look at a map.

      You may be right at some point, because Armenians travelled a lot in the history and there were big groups of them throughout the Eastern Europe, including Ukraine.

      Comment by K. — May 31, 2012 @ 4:05 am

  4. […] Did you know Mila Kunis is Jewish? I did, but I tell everyone all the time anyway. […]

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  5. p.s. the maternal line DNA is pretty Jewish, too

    Comment by deena — September 2, 2011 @ 2:59 am

  6. Nice people from chernivtsi are awesome ; ) i should know im from there

    Comment by vlad — November 6, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

  7. I’ve been to Chernivtsi and even in the neighborhood where Milas grandmother still lives. Chernivtsi is a neat place but there is one thing I learned on my trips to Ukraine and its that Ukrainians hate Russians.

    Comment by S Tolbert — September 11, 2016 @ 11:22 am

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