Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich was born on December 17, 1975, in Kiev, Ukraine. When she was 5, her family moved to London and later, to Los Angeles.

When Milla was 11, she started her modeling career with appearing on the cover of Italian magazine Lei and later, London style magazine The Face. The same year, she appeared in the American Edition of Mademoiselle, becoming the youngest model to ever appear on the cover of an American Women’s Fashion Magazine. Young Jovovich took part in advertising campaigns for Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Damiani, Donna Karan, Gap, Versace, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Coach, Giorgio Armani, H&M and Revlon. In 1998, she became the spokesmodel for L’Oreal cosmetics. She is also considered to be a muse of designer Miuccia Prada and Gianni Versace’s favorite model. In 2004, Milla was called the highest paid model of the world by Forbes.

At the age of 10, Milla’s mother enrolled her in the Professional Actors School in California. At 13, she debuted in television film “The Night Train to Kathmandu”. The same year, she made her feature film debut in “Two Moon Junction”. 1997 was a breakthrough year for the actress as she starred in Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element”. Her other most noted movies are “Return to the Blue Lagoon” (1991), “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” (1999), “Resident Evil” (2002), “Ultraviolet” (2006), “Bringing Up Bobby” (2011) and “The Three Musketeers” (2011).

Milla Jovovich is also a singer. She released her debut album “The Divine Comedy” in 1994. In 1998, her second album “The People Tree Sessions” was presented. Moreover, she provided soundtracks for some movies, including the ones for “The Million Dollar Hotel”, “The Rules of Attraction”, “Dummy” and “Underworld”.

At 16, Milla got married to actor Shawn Andrews, but their marriage was annuled. From 1997 to 1999, she was married to film director Luc Besson. Since 2009, she is married to director Paul W. S. Anderson. They have two daughters.