'I cried every day': Mila Kunis reveals her childhood woes as she struggled to speak English when she first moved to America
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.
She told The Sun: 'I cried every day. I didn’t understand the culture. I didn’t understand the people.'
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.