Born on December 17, 1975, Milla Jovovich is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer.
Daughter of a Serbian pediatrician, and a Russian stage actress, Milla was raised in the Russian Orthodox religion. She identifies as both Russian and Montenegrin, and also Ukrainian.
She has appeared in numerous science fiction and action-themed films, earning her the title “reigning queen of kick-butt” from the music channel VH1.
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Famous photographer Richard Avedon featured her in Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Women in the World” advertisements, at the young age of 12.
Jovovich gained attention for her role in the explicit 1991 romance film Return to the Blue Lagoon, when she was only 15.
Milla achieved her breakthrough in the role alongside Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman in the 1997 science-fiction film The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson.
Jovovich has starred in various sequels of the film Resident Evil, adapted from the video game of the same name, which has won her a massive fan following the world over.
Jovovich is also the international spokesmodel for L’Oréal cosmetics.
Fashion queen Gianni Versace has called Jovovich her “favorite supermodel”.
Milla has portrayed many dynamic roles, as the manipulative gang wife Erin in No Good Deed (2002), Nadine in the romantic comedy You Stupid Man (2002), and the punk rocker Fangora (Fanny) in Dummy (2003).
Jovovich also starred in .45, as Kat, the revenge driven girlfriend of an illegal gun and drug dealer with Scottish actor and DJ Angus Macfadyen.
Jovovich was also part of David R. Ellis’ horror film Bad Luck. She also appeared in Famke Janssen’s directorial debut film Bringing Up Bobby. Vykrutasy, a Russian film which translates into Lucky Trouble, also stars Jovovich.
Jovovich currently resides in homes in Los Angeles with her husband, film writer and director Paul W. S. Anderson.
In addition to being a former smoker, Jovovich has advocated the legalization of cannabis, and even appeared on the cover for High Times.
She practises Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in addition to other varieties of martial arts. Jovovich also enjoys playing the guitar, and writing poems and lyrics for songs.