Occupation : Supermodel, Actress
Birth Date : 17 December 1975
Birth Place : Kiev, Ukraine
Birth Name : Milla Natasha Jovovich
Nationality : Russian
Sex : F
Height : 5' 8.5"
Education : Excelsior High School
Relationship : Paul W.S. Anderson (director; b. March 4, 1965; met while filming Resident Evil reportedly dating 2002); Jeremy Davies (actor; born on October 8, 1969; dating as of May 1999), Mario Sorrenti (photographer; 1995-1997) , Luc Besson (director; born on March 18, 1959; married in December 1997 in Las Vegas; separated in April 1999), Shawn Andrews (actor; married in 1993; divorced in 1993)
Father : Bogich Jovovich (aka Bogdanovitch Jovovich; doctor; Yugoslavian; divorced 1991)
Mother : Galina Loginova (actress; Russian; has served as her daughter's manager)
Claim to fame: as Revlon's Unforgettable Woman (1988 )
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Born December 17, 1975 - A model-turned-actress-turned-singer-turned actress, Milla Jovovich can claim to have had one of the entertainment business' more varied careers. Born to a Russian actress and a Yugoslavian doctor in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on December 17, 1975, Jovovich moved with her family to Sacramento, CA, when she was five.
Milla has done many things so far in her life, she is a model, actress and a singer / songwriter. She has been in a fair mixture of ads on both television and paper. Some of the larger companies she has worked for are Calvin Kline and Escape, as well as many smaller ads.
She first started out as an actress at the tender age of nine, which then led her to modeling at only eleven. To top all this, she has also released her own album - The Divine Comedy, with all (except one) original tracks written and sang by her.
She released her first movie in 1988, entitled Two Moon Junction, followed by The Night Train to Kathmandu. She took the modeling world by storm, and impressed critics with her uncanny ability to carry herself at such a young age. She's been in Calvin Klein, Escape, and dozens of other high profile ads, as well as in all the major glamour magazines.
She displayed maturity and talent beyond her years, and continued her acting career with the release of Return to Blue Lagoon in 1991, and Kuffs and Chaplin in 1992. At the age of 16, she married 21-year-old actor boyfriend Shawn Andrews (whom she was involved with on the set of Dazed and Confused), only to have the marriage annulled two months later.
After filming Dazed and Confused in 1993, her career was already in full swing. Milla looked to conquer a third domain; the world of music. Unlike most actresses and models that try their hand at singing careers see Caprice here, and end up with a lackluster attempt, Jovovich's album was well-received.
Next on her list was the the Fifth Element, the sci-fi movie starring Bruce Willis that takes place in the future. In this role, Jovovich was appropriately cast as the perfect being. Playing Leeloo, Jovovich's modeling experience came in handy -the character was engineered, and required Milla to use little facial expressions, and portray an innocent and distant look.
In the spring of '98, she starred in a Spike Lee Joint with Denzel Washington, entitled He Got Game. Here she played a prostitute who suffers from a severe beating, but Jovovich gets very little on-screen time. She went on to win the leading role in another Luc Besson film, where she played the role of Joan Of Arc. Soon after the production was complete, she married Besson.
In 1999, Milla starred in the horror film The Boat House. Milla plays a teenager who has seen some evil creature and loses her mind, and is sent to a mental hospital from which she later escapes. Her character is described as a beautiful, yet fragile girl. Next on her list are The Million Dollar Hotel and Kingdom Come.
She also plans to return to school and finish some of the classes she dreaded taking in high school, like math, chemistry, and physics. She stated: All the things I was bored with in high school. I didn't understand the importance of math then, which is stupid. It provides the building blocks of reality.
She also plans to return to the studio to record another album. She is unsure of exactly where she would like her career to go, but remains true to her belief with her integrity, honesty and sincerity. I just want to make one really good movie a year. And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist, and for this we have to respect her.
"I just want to make one really good movie a year. And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist."
- Milla Jovovich