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Robert De Niro. Two-time Academy Award-winning

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ROBERT DE NIRO
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.
(17 August 1943, New York, New York)
Nationality: United States, Italy
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Actor, director, producer
Specification: iconic American film actor, two-time Academy Award-winning
Major Genres: drama, comedy,crime
Gender: Male
Height: 5′ 9½” (1.77 m)
Spouse: Grace Hightower (m. 1997), he has 6 children. (daughter Helen Grace Hightower De Niro, b. 23 Dec. 2011)
Home town: Manhattan, New York
Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival
First Major Screen Credit: Greetings (1968)
Career Highlights: Brazil (1985), Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990)
Academy Awards: for Best Supporting Actor (1974) for The Godfather Part II, for Best Actor (1981) for Raging Bull
Nominated: Best Actor, Taxi Driver (1976); The Deer Hunter (1978); Awakenings (1990); Cape Fear (1991).
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor: New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000, with Ben Stiller).
Another Major works:
Directed: A Bronx Tale (1993) and The Good Shepherd (2006, starred Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie).

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Nicole Kidman – Watercolor portrait by Vitaly Shchukin

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Vitaly Shchukin – Watercolor portrait

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Zlata Ognevich – representative of Ukraine at the Eurovision-2013

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ZLATA OGNEVICH
Inna Leonidovna Bordyug
(born 12 January 1986, Murmansk, Russian SSR)
Nationality: Ukraine
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Singer
Specification: She was representating Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, where she won third place with 214 points.
Gender: Female
Height: 5’ 5” (1.65 m)
Weight: 114,7 lbs (52 kg)
Nicknames: “Ukrainian butterfly”, ” Natasha Rostova of our time»
Biography: Her father was a military surgeon and teacher, mother – a teacher of Russian language and literature. During the five years of her father service she lived in Gremikha, West Face (Kola Peninsula), St. Petersburg, Belarus. In 1991, the family moved to Ukraine. Zlata grew up in the Crimean city of Sudak, where she began her musical training, learnt to imitate the sounds of nature, swim and dive. She said that diving was a very good breathing exercise, and then trained her vocal ability. In 18 years, Zlata went to Kiev, where she started her professional singing career.
Education: Ognevich is a graduate of Rheingold M. Glière Music College, Kiev Institute of Music (Department of jazz). Her vocal coach –Tatiana Nicolayevna Rusova
Influenced by: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Zlata’s favorites:
Movies, theater, travel, mountains, Italian and Thai cuisine. Favorite food – Thai soup, salads with olive oil, a place of rest – Cuba, perfume – Laura Biagiotti, dog – labrador, film – “Coffee and Cigarettes” by Jim Jarmusch, the last book she read – “Steve Jobs Biography” , idol – Whitney Houston.
Personality: She is open, sensitive, hard-working, she is distinguished by exceptional high demands on itself, self-criticism and perseverance. “As to my personal life, says Zlata, – I have no time for it. Now I am a free artist.
Career: Ognevich is a soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. She sang in a Latin band. She works with composer Mikhail Nekrasov (his composition «Wild Dance» helped a Ukrainian singer Ruslana to win at Eurovision Song Contest 2004).
In 2010, she appeared as a special guest at the international fest “Slavic Bazaar” in Vitebsk.
In 2011, she was the First Prize Winner of the I International Song Contest Crimea Music Fest and won a prize of press.
She was the Voice of campaign TM “Crown» – with song “Passion”
Zlata Ognievich was representing Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden with the song “Gravity”, where she won third place with 214 points.

The top 5 favourites of Eurovision 2013 (according to the bookies).
1. Emmelie De Forest (Denmark), song – “Only Teardrops”.
2. Zlata Ognevich (Ukraine), – “Gravity”.
3. Margaret Berger (Norway),– “I Feed You My Love”.
4. Dina Garipova (Russia), – “What If”.
5. Marco Mengoni (Italy), – “L’Essenziale”.

The top 5 winners of Eurovision 2013
1. Emmelie De Forest (Denmark), song – “Only Teardrops” – (281).
2. Farid Mammadov (Azerbaijan), “Hold Me”- (234).
3. Zlata Ognevich (Ukraine), – “Gravity” – (214).
4. Margaret Berger (Norway),– “I Feed You My Love”- (191).
5. Dina Garipova (Russia), – “What If” – (174).

 

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Adriana Lima – Brazilian Supermodel, Angel Victoria’s Secret

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LimaADRIANA LIMA
Adriana Francesca Lima
(June 12, 1981, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil)
Nationality: Brazil
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Model, Actress
Specification: One of the most famous and in-demand models of the world, one of the Victoria’s Secret’s Perfect 10.
Gender: Female
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 178 cm (5 ft10in)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lb)
Measurements: 89-61-89 (EU); 35-24-35(US)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Husband: Marko Jaric (NBA player, together from 2007, m. 14-Feb-2009, 2009–present)
Daughter – Valentina Lima Jaric (b. 15-Nov-2009)

Adriana Lima quotes: 1. Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. 2. We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly… Only after we have lost everything, are we free to do anything… Throw things out there and not be perfect and not have answers to anything and see if people understand. 3. Fashion is about good energy. It’s about feelings. That’s what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings. 4. I used to be very shy. When I first started, I had to go to a casting, and I had to go in a bikini. I thought I was too skinny. But I went in and got the job! And that’s how I started. 5. Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute. 6. If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart. 7. I don’t like fights. I don’t like aggressive people.

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Elton John – Famous Pop superstar, Composer

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ELTON JOHN
Sir Elton Hercules John

born Reginald Kenneth Dwight
( March 25, 1947, Pinner, Middlesex, England)
Nationality: England
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Singer, actor, composer
Specification: The biggest pop superstar of the early ’70s.
Genres: Rock, pop, glam rock, soft rock
Gender: Male
Representative Albums: “Honky Chateau”, “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”, “Greatest Hits, Vol. 2″

First Major Screen Credit: Friends” (1971).
Videos: 1.  youtube.com

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Marilyn Monroe – Hollywood’s ultimate superstar and legend

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MARILYN MONROE
born Norma Jeane Mortenson, baptized Norma Jeane Baker,
Norma Jeane Dougherty
Norma Jeane DiMaggio
(June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California – August 5, 1962 Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA) (aged 36)
Nationality: United States
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Actress, model, film producer
Specification: one of Hollywood’s ultimate superstar and legend,  a major sex symbol and icon of beauty in the culture of the 20 th century.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Gender: Female
First Major Screen Credit: The Fireball (1950)
Career Highlights: The Seven Year Itch (1955), Bus Stop (1956), Some Like It Hot (1959), and The Misfits (1960).
Height: 1.66 m ( 5′ 5½”)
Measurements: 94- 58 -92 (EU); 37-23-36 (US).
Video: youtube.com

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Oprah Winfrey – The most famous American television host

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OPRAH WINFREY
Oprah Gail Winfrey
(Lady O, Deepak Oprah -a sendup of Deepak Chopra, a self-help guru)
29 January 1954 Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA
Nationality: United States
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: TV Personality, talk show host,  producer, actress
Specification: First African-American woman to become a billionaire in American history The host of TV’s Oprah
Gender: Female
Residence Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height : 5′ 6½” (1.69 m)
Salary $385 million (2008)
Partner Stedman Graham

Video: youtube.com

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