00:10 GMT, 6 May 2012
00:39 GMT, 6 May 2012
She’s one of the world’s hottest actresses with a number of high profile movies under her belt.
But life wasn’t always as rosy for Mila Kunis, who has now revealed all about her tough childhood.
She couldn’t speak English when her parents first moved her from her native Ukraine to America to escape the trauma they’d experienced there.
Troubled: Mila Kunis has opened up about moving from her native
Ukraine to America, revealing she cried every day
because she couldn’t speak the language
And she hated the US so much when she first relocated that she’d cry ‘every day’.
The Black Swan star’s family fled from the Ukraine when she was a youngster to escape the hatred that was engulfing the country.
The Jewish actress had to hide her religion as a result of the prejudice stemming from the Holocaust, and although her grandparents managed to survive the Second World War, up to 900,000 other Jews had been murdered.
Her mum, Elvira, and father, Mark, decided to take Mila and her brother Michael over to the States to build a new life away from the hatred.
Star: Her parents moved Mila and her brother to escape the hatred engulfing the country, and she soon started acting classes to help improve her English
But she has now admitted she found it difficult being a foreign child in the English-speaking nation.
Mila added: ‘After the Holocaust, in Russia you were not allowed to be religious. So my parents raised me to know I was Jewish.’
But she soon found a way of overcoming the language barrier – she was enrolled in acting classes to help improve her English.
And it proved to be a good move for the star as she then got herself a manager and landed her first acting job on screen on US TV show Days Of Our Lives.
She has since gone on to star in films including Black Swan, Friends With Benefits and Date Night.
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Shut up Meg!
Sometimes American politics makes that land appear so stolen and ugly, then there are people who prove to you it is still a great country, the land of the free where is you work hard you can achieve….Mila represents the great qualities of America!
Pepperpot- ex pat in Dubai… You have far too much time on your hands! It’s ridiculous!
She doesn’t know how lucky she is. Most of us would love to be able to emigrate to the US.- Shady Lady, London, 06/5/2012 09:34———I certainly wouldn’t. I LOVE my Britain!
DM Do your research. Her biggest role by far is being the voice of Meg on Family Guy! She is the perfect woman.
Shut up Meg!
Love her, my girl crush!
Such a beautiful woman. I loved her on That 70′s Show, apparently she was only 14 when she got the role.
Ladies take mote: even if you don’t speak the language, provided you have good looks you can rise to the top…
i did not realise that. she must be super-famous in ukraine
She doesn’t know how lucky she is. Most of us would love to be able to emigrate to the US.
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